Why do you land on the ground every time you jump in the air? Why do you sweat when you are running? Why do you see a rainbow after the rain? All these questions direct us to go through the pages of different aspects of physics. But what about the career in physics? Is it even worth it? Isn’t the world done with all the physics related advancements?
The answer is simple. Do you know we wouldn’t have ever known about ‘gravity’ if Newton would have just eaten the apple instead of thinking about the forces? Similar is the case today. Yes, the advancements have taken a whole new level, but it has NOT stopped. There are many things that scientists might be working on right now and you may get a surprise in coming few years.
Thus, the career in physics does not seem to go anywhere easily. Courses like M.Sc Physics or Masters in Applied Physics help you build a never-ending career in science. If you are still blowing hot and cold around the career choice, let’s go through few breakthroughs in the field of Physics to help you make the right choice.
LIGO’s Confirmation of Gravitational Waves
It has been almost 100 years since Albert Einstein talked about the presence of gravitational waves in General Theory of Relativity. But, it never got substantiated until now. In 2016, LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-zWave Observatory) confirmed the existence of such waves.
Einstein talked about two black holes orbiting each other and eventually leading to a massive collision. And, now as per LIGO, the confirmation of gravitation waves can lead to a new dawn of gravitational wave astronomy.
SpaceX’s Rocket Landing in a Sea
Walking on water seems like a discovery yet to be discovered, but landing a rocket in water has made history already. SpaceX launched a rocket and made it land in water, eventually making the reusable stage fall on Earth and sending a robot to catch it in the middle of the ocean. Isn’t it fascinating? This has taken four unsuccessful attempts to finally reach to the fifth successful invention. But, it is totally worth it as it saves millions of dollars in cost.
Identifying ‘Proxima b’ the Earth-Like Planet
In 2016, Proxima Centauri, the planet just 4.25 light years far from Earth was found, which is similar to Earth and has all the elements that are required for life. This planet is said to be bigger than Earth and closer to the sun as compared to Earth. The planet is supposed to have only 11.2 Earth days in a year. Similar to Earth, the planet is rocky and the temperature is appropriate for all the living conditions. However, still a lot of research is required to make it second Earth.
The New Gravimeter-on-a-chip is a thing now!
Okay! So, this gravimeter is extremely sensitive and can help you with precise measurements of Earth’s gravity. This gravimeter is not too expensive and can help the drone aircrafts to do a lot of tasks. Also, this one can help in monitoring volcanoes. The device is based on a silicon piece known as “proof mass” that gets placed on the top of two flexible struts.
All these are just a few out of many astonishing discoveries. We don’t know which second what new will happen around us or what new scientific law will come into light. Scientists and physicians know it way more than us. Notwithstanding all, the career in physics seems like a never-ending growth prospect and to be true, if all this seems intriguing to you, then M.Sc in physics is a must to go option for you.