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Frontier physics, future technologies

Grapple with the building blocks of the universe.

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Three weeks The latest taught course has already taken place, but you can still take a self-guided version. Simply register to start. Physics FutureLearn

Physics is the most fundamental of the sciences. By studying the properties of energy and matter, physicists aim to explain the many mysteries of the universe.

In this course, you’ll explore areas of current physics research and how they can shed light on the fundamental nature of the universe. You’ll also look at some real-world physics problems to test your skills.

Modern physics research can help to develop solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing issues. You’ll investigate the link between fundamental research and real-world applications.

With physics playing such a crucial role in solving issues for our future, you’ll look at the different solutions that physicists are discovering. From fusion as an energy source to medical diagnostics, you’ll discover the various future technologies being worked on now.

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