B.S. Physics 1979
President, TLC Precision
Wafer Technology, Inc.
Physics is the study of matter and energy and its interactions, therefore, physics describes the fundamental nature of our reality in this existence.
It is the most basic of the sciences and the foundation of many aspects of our modern civilization. Look around, you would be hard pressed to find pieces of technology i.e., micro and nanoelectronics, lasers, solar panels, nuclear power plants, as well as medical devices, that were not at one time research tools of, or, examples of some fundamental principles discovered and explored by physicists.
As our world continues on its juggernaut of unstoppable technical progress, sustaining economic activity will require increased numbers of individuals educated at higher and higher levels of technical skill.
There is no level higher than that of physics, thus, studying physics is great preparation for any endeavor that you may desire to undertake. On the other hand, you may just have an insatiable curiosity about how the universe works! Studying physics is the best way to satisfy this curiosity and to prepare for the challenges of life in the 21st century.