Duties & Tasks
Physicists may perform the following tasks:observe and measure phenomena in the physical world, from the smallest subatomic particle through to the universe as a whole
propose theories and models to explain phenomena
use computers to explore the consequences of theories and models
build equipment to make new types of measurements, which in many cases have never been attempted before
create new ways of understanding observations that have been made
develop new materials, products and processes for use in industry, medicine, defence and other areas of research and development.
aptitude for analysis and problem-solving
enthusiasm for research
aptitude for mathematics and computing
able to visualise and explain ideas clearly
able to work independently or as part of a team.