Physics - Research fields

Borja Garcia Hae
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Borja Garcia Hae
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Contemporary research in physics can be broadly divided into condensed matter physics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; particle physics; astrophysics; geophysics and biophysics. Some physics departments also support physics education research and physics outreach.

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Physics - Research fields
1 Astrophysics
1.1 Sub fields
1.1.1 Astronomy,
1.1.2 Astrometry,
1.1.3 Cosmology,
1.1.4 Gravitation physics,
1.1.5 High-energy astrophysics
1.1.6 Planetary astrophysics
1.1.7 Plasma physics
1.1.8 Solar Physics,
1.1.9 Space physics,
1.1.10 Stellar astrophysics
1.2 Major theories
1.2.1 Big Bang,
1.2.2 Cosmic inflation
1.2.3 General relativity
1.2.4 Newton's law of universal gravitation,
1.2.5 Lambda-CDM model
1.2.6 Magnetohydrodynamics
1.3 Concepts
1.3.1 Black hole
1.3.2 Cosmic background radiation
1.3.3 Cosmic string
1.3.4 Cosmos
1.3.5 Dark energy,
1.3.6 Dark matter
1.3.7 Galaxy,
1.3.8 Gravity
1.3.9 Gravitational radiation
1.3.10 Gravitational singularity
1.3.11 Planet
1.3.12 Solar system,
1.3.13 Star
1.3.14 Supernova,
1.3.15 Universe
2 Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
2.1 Subfields
2.1.1 Atomic physics, Molecular physics, Atomic and Molecular astrophysics, Chemical physics, Optics, Photonics
2.2 Major theories
2.2.1 Quantum optics, Quantum chemistry, Quantum information science
2.3 Concepts
2.3.1 Photon, Atom, Molecule, Diffraction, Electromagnetic radiation, Laser, Polarization (waves), Spectral line, Casimir effect
3 Particle physics
3.1 Subfields
3.1.1 Nuclear physics, Nuclear astrophysics, Particle astrophysics, Particle physics phenomenology
3.2 Major Theories
3.2.1 Standard Model, Quantum field theory, Quantum electrodynamics, Quantum chromodynamics, Electroweak theory, Effective field theory, Lattice field theory, Lattice gauge theory, Gauge theory, Supersymmetry, Grand unification theory, Superstring theory, M-theory
3.3 Concepts
3.3.1 Fundamental force (gravitational, electromagnetic, weak, strong), Elementary particle, Spin, Antimatter, Spontaneous symmetry breaking, Neutrino oscillation, Seesaw mechanism, Brane, String, Quantum gravity, Theory of everything, Vacuum energy
4 Condensed matter physics
4.1 Subfields
4.1.1 Solid state physics, High pressure physics, Low-temperature physics, Surface Physics, Nanoscale and Mesoscopic physics, Polymer physics
4.2 Major Theories
4.2.1 BCS theory, Bloch wave, Density functional theory, Fermi gas, Fermi liquid, Many-body theory, Statistical Mechanics
4.3 Concepts
4.3.1 Phases (gas, liquid, solid), Bose-Einstein condensate, Electrical conduction, Phonon, Magnetism, Self-organization, Semiconductor, superconductor, superfluid, Spin,
5 Applied Physics
5.1 Accelerator physics, Acoustics, Agrophysics, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Communication Physics, Econophysics, Engineering physics, Fluid dynamics, Geophysics, Laser Physics, Materials physics, Medical physics, Nanotechnology, Optics, Optoelectronics, Photonics, Photovoltaics, Physical chemistry, Physics of computation, Plasma physics, Solid-state devices, Quantum chemistry, Quantum electronics, Quantum information science, Vehicle dynamics
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