Who doesn’t like gazing at the moon and stars at night or thinking about the various natural phenomenon that affects our lives? It’s winter and then it’s the summer season, what is making the sun colder and warmer depending on the month of the year, we all have asked these questions since childhood, why the moon keeps walking with us, is it following us? Since childhood, we keep asking these questions from our parents. Physics is related to our day-to-day life, making it an integral part without which we cannot answer even a single question. Even before physics evolved as a separate branch of science, yet it always existed. From an apple falling on the head of a sleeping man (Newton) to the concepts of drawing water from the well (pulley system), everything is physics. Physics can be a boring subject if you don’t understand the mathematics behind it but if you are a math geek, then it can be the fascinating one.
If you are also a science geek and have always found your solace in the company of science, then Ph.D. in physics is the correct career choice for you. Researching in physics and doing experiments you surely will feel no less than standing in the shoes of Newton, complete your research and you can make tremendous contributions in the field of science because science never seizes to amaze us.
There are two categories in which you can pursue your career in Ph.D. in Physics.
- Theoretical Physics
- Experimental Physics
Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics:
Theoretical physics is the most popular field for all research scholars who are pursuing Ph.D. in Physics. Physics and mathematics go hand in hand, and nothing can separate these two. Without the proper understanding of mathematics, Physics will be nothing but an incredibly boring subject. Due to high demand among the physics research scholars, the competitions are high as well which results in more applications but less selection. The reason behind majority research students for choosing theoretical over experimental is that it is important for the experimentalists to have a bit of theoretical knowledge, whereas, there is no compulsion for theorists to have any practical experience.
Ph.D. in Experimental Physics
If you are not very much into being stuck with a pen and paper and deriving or proving all laws on board, then experimental physics can prove to be a better future scope. You will get all the fancy apparatus that will help you solve all the real life problems and the cherry on the cake is that you will have less competition, means more options to research on.
These are a few points that can help you make your decision whether your interests lies in experimental physics or theoretical physics. Byjus will be glad to help you in your GRE preparation journey. You can ask for any assistance related to GRE from us by just giving a missed call at 08039513255, or you can drop an SMS. You can write to us at email@example.com.