Physics is one of the fundamental natural sciences that study the physical world around us, matter, and its interaction. The Laws of Physics underlie the motion and behavior of everything around. Physics aims to explain on a fundamental level how our environment behaves the way it does. Most of the Physical Laws are deduced from observations, and the objective is to describe the large number of "complicated" observations with a few simple ideas.
As a fundamental science of the physical world, Physics is the basis of today's technology. The application of Physics to the improvement of human welfare has been the main drive for the creation of new advanced technology of today, from the invention of transistors and optical communication to the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in medical diagnoses.
From the start of their education, Physics students go through a spiral process of education that educates them with a strong knowledge of the fundamentals of Physics (classical mechanics, electromagnetism, waves, and thermodynamics) as well as transferable skills of instrumentation, numerical computation; experimentation and measurement; and written and oral communication as well as presentation. At the final stage of the Physics bachelor education, the students further their study into a research study done in the research groups within the Physics Study Program. There are five research groups within the Physics Study Program:
- Earth Physics and Complex Systems Research Group
- Instrumentation and Computational Physics Research Group
- Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Group
- Physics of Electronic Materials Research Group
- Physics of Magnetism and Photonics Research Group
- Theoretical High Energy Physics Research Group
The student's curiosity can be catered for with these five research groups. For example, those students who like to study theoretical elementary particles and their interaction or study electronic instrumentation can join the High Energy Theoretical Physics and Instrumentation research group. If experimenting with materials and understanding the physics of these materials and their application in a device is a student's choice, then the Physics of Electronic Materials research group and Physics of Magnetism and Photonics research group is the place. The subject of nuclear fuel and nuclear reactor engineering, Physics applications in the medical discipline (diagnoses and therapy) can be studied in the Nuclear Physics and Biophysics research group. The Physics of Complex System research group deals with the physical phenomenon inside the earth. Learning in the Physics Study Program is not all about theoretical and experimental work but also about computer simulation and fieldwork. Physics of Complex System research group students often go on field excursions to collect data. Experimentation and measurement techniques are studied in the educational laboratories as well as research laboratories belonging to the research groups.
All faculty members of the Physics Study Program have earned (a few are in the process of obtaining) their doctoral degree, and most received their doctoral degrees from abroad. Scientific networks of the faculty members during their doctoral education abroad, as well as scientific networks established with other international institutions, manifested in a robust research culture, have strengthened the academic atmosphere of the Physics Study Program. Through these scientific networks, many opportunities exist for students wanting to pursue a higher degree abroad.
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Undergraduate Program in Physics
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences's Bachelor Programs
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Gedung Fisika, Jalan Ganesa 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia
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