Contact for Physics, the year co-ordinator for course advice:
Contact for Astronomy and Astrophysics, the co-ordinator:
Physics is concerned with understanding the world around us at the most fundamental level.
Its focus ranges from the origin and fate of the universe to matter on the subatomic scale—and everything in between.
The knowledge generated through the study of physics is the driving force behind most new technologies—from radar to lasers, from transistors to quantum computers, and from optical microscopes to advanced medical imaging scanners.
The Physics major can open the door to numerous creative fields of endeavour. Particularly exciting for students at UWA is the key WA role in Radio Astronomy in the multibillion dollar project, the international SKA (Square Kilometre Array), that will reveal amazing new horizons in radio astronomy.