Physics students study the behavior of nature from the largest to the smallest scales, and from the fundamental to the immediately practical.
Physics is concerned with discovering patterns and regularities in nature and finding ways to describe and explain these patterns in order to help us better understand the world around us. The Wittenberg Physics Faculty, through active engagement and collaborative student research, prepare students to join in the fun of exploring and better understanding the world around us.
What will be the ultimate fate of the universe? Why can some materials carry currents without resistance? How can we make images of nerve activity in the brain? Because physics is concerned with fundamental questions such as these, many ideas and tools developed by physicists are useful in other disciplines. An education in physics provides a strong background for careers in a vast number of science, engineering and medical fields.