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One of the most appealing features of Physics is the way that complex physical phenomena can be explained by simple and elegant theories. I enjoy the logical aspect of the subject and I find it very satisfying when all the separate pieces of a problem fall together to create one simple theory...
I have chosen to study a degree in Physics because I take a keen interest in the subject at ‘A’ level, and I find Physics deals with the most fundamental concepts, which in turn helps me to understand more complicated parts of everyday life...
I am looking forward to studying Physics at university in order to advance my understanding of the world around me; understanding the science behind everything that makes a modern technological lifestyle what it is...
Mathematics is a fundamental tool for understanding our world: it can be used to define the symmetry of flowers or to manage global companies. What is so appealing about mathematics is the opportunity of applying it in the physical world...
The elegance of the scientific subjects, in particular physics is what has established my eagerness for a deeper insight into the subject. What sets physics apart from the other sciences, in my opinion, is that it can be practically applied to all instances of life...
All assumptions, methods, implication considered in scientific fields with an aim of establishing the truth in natural phenomenon are part of philosophy of science. Logic plays a crucial role in establishing a smooth flow while deducing premises for the assumptions...
As a child, I would often read books about space and astronomy and wonder what made it possible. This has developed into a much deeper, scientific interest in the subject. Studying Physics at GCSE and A-Level, along with Chemistry and Mathematics, has helped me further develop my interest...
With philosophy at its foundation, and mathematics as its language, physics is full of profound insights into the workings of the universe, from the tiniest quantum interactions to the forming of the most distant galaxies...
Physics is something that interested me very much; from when I was young my dream was to become a scientist. I want to study astrophysics/particle physics because it works as a tool to explain The Universe around us...
The novelty of Physics fascinates me. One simple equation can change the course of History. In 1905, aged just 25 and working in a patent office, Albert Einstein published a paper on the Theory of Relativity...
I have always considered Physics to be a captivating area of study, whether it is a question of how aspects of it work, or indeed why they work. As such, I have found deep fascination in studying Physics, as it is able to provide answers (as well as evidence) to such queries...
Some people believe there is no universal key to the mysteries of the world, but I am convinced otherwise. Since early childhood when my parents, both physicists by training, patiently answered all my why-questions and encouraged me in my fascination with astronomy, I have been thinking of Physics as the perfect science that can unveil all the secrets that fascinate humanity...
The ways in which people have been able to progress in understanding the world around us by finding new ways to adapt and improve ideas and theories has always fascinated me, which is why I have always enjoyed studying Physics at school...
Inasmuch as I have thoroughly enjoyed the comprehension of complex and abstract phenomena during my studies of physical chemistry, a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary science, I find the continuation in that direction most appropriate and natural...
The world of Physics is the foundation of Science.Physics explains life and indeed everything. The realization of ideas such as the variation of time for different observers due to the consequences of General and Special relativity has stimulated me to study Physics at a higher level,to satisfy my curiosity with the fundamental concepts of our universe...
Since the Big Bang billions of years ago, fundamental particles, atoms and molecules have never stopped interacting and so eventually formed the present cosmological system. Without the presence of the four fundamental forces, this Universe could never have existed...
My belief is that understanding the universe and everything in it is the primary goal of mankind. Our ability to imagine new ideas, new technologies and build up detailed pictures and opinions of the world mark us as distinctly different from our homosapien ancestors...
Since infancy, I have been intrigued as to how anything I came into contact with worked; however, the explanations I received were always either too vague or beyond my knowledge at the time, I have came to realize that the keyword for all my questions was physics, where the most complex phenomena of the universe can be explained by fitting small pieces of the puzzle into a structured theory...
Physics is at the core of everything we see and do. By using statistics and equations, we can give a mathematical representation of the universe, which can be used to rationalise the phenomena that we observe...
My fascination for how things work is something that has always been a part of me. Why am I pulled back towards the ground when I jump? How can an airplane that weighs so much fly? In later years I learned that these questions, these as I thought to be unexplainable phenomena, could all be answered through Physics...
The nobility of physics together with my aspiration to explore natural phenomena mathematically and to formulate theories that govern them has changed my perception of reality and this has made me ponder difficult questions...
The mystery of physics has always enthralled me. Whether it is the complex physical phenomena or simple ideas intertwining to form elegant complex theories capable of explaining near all questions of the universe...
From investigating the properties of subatomic particles to predicting the behavior of the planets, Physics fascinates me. Partly, it's the logical aspect of the subject which seems to sum up the workings of the entire universe in a series of simple statements...
Attending university has been a lifelong dream of mine; ever since my childhood, I have been told that I should, and I have always agreed with the sentiment. If I were asked to pin down an exact reason, however, I would be forced to confess that I do not know - I just enjoy learning new things and exercising my mind...
Physics is fascinating. It’s exciting, it’s thrilling, it’s relevant, it’s really interesting, and that’s just the start. I’ve always asked lots of questions and tried to figure out how and why everything works as it does...
Studying mathematics and physics at degree level will not only allow me to develop myself intellectually but satisfy my curiosity to understand the universe and everything in it. As my knowledge of physics has developed my perception of reality has evolved and I find myself pondering challenging questions, which drives me to learn more...
I have always been intrigued by the world of physics. From everyday experiences to the most extreme boundaries of today's knowledge, I have always voraciously searched for answers to my questions. As I grew up, the elegance of mathematical demonstrations and of physical theorems fascinated me, and I have often dreamt of making contributions to the unification theory and of improving and simplifying the Navier-Stokes equations...
My enthusiasm for Mathematics and Physics comes from the fact that they are both used to further our understanding of the universe and have applications in all other areas of science. My main area of interest in Physics is particle physics as this tells us how fundamental parts of our universe interact with each other...
Of all my classes, Physics has probably shaped the way I view the world the most. Even though I know I've only learnt a tiny portion of what makes up this vast subject, every bit of new information makes me realise a little more all the complex processes that make up our known universe...
I find the world more beautiful, more vibrant, more electrifying through the eyes of Physics. The subject leaves me in awe because it unveils not only the complexity of the universe but also the capacity of the human mind to unravel such intricacies...
Three years ago, when I began the study of philosophy I was immediately fascinated by it, and quickly my ego was transformed and reshaped. I opened my eyes, previously closed by the obvious and customary of everyday life...
A certain sense of pride and accomplishment comes with solving a physics problem. I find research rewarding, as I feel myself edging ever closer to comprehension. It is this exhilarating process that draws me to physics, and assures me there is nothing I would rather study...

My childhood unleashed a desire to know how things work and why things happen. By the time I have clear memory of myself I was enthralled by all the things that were taking place around me, the pull of a magnet or the formation of a wave when I would throw a pebble, but all the explanations I received were too vague...

Physics helps us to understand the behaviour of the universe and mathematics provides the fundamental tools that underpin this. Even though these subjects complement each other there are separate reasons why I enjoy them...

Here is my final report on phase 1 of the Physics Suitability Study (PSS). I had carried out observations on a large test group of homo-sapiens, assessing their capability to study Physics. In the end, only one specimen excited me: Subject 185 (also known as Shajeethan)...

Complexity of the world, starting from the microscopic interactions between molecules to the enormous scale of the universe, is endlessly intriguing me. How does the universe work? A few years ago I realised that physics with the help of mathematical equations and theories is a tool to provide the answer...
I am fascinated by problem solving and by discovering how things work. I have realised that Physics answers both of these passions. With a little ingenious creativity, it attempts to find the fundamental laws that govern our universe and describe them elegantly in a set of mathematical equations...
Physics truly captivates me because of its multidisciplinary nature: When studying physics I am challenged to think logically and methodically about the mathematical equations that govern all physical phenomena...
Someone once said "God does not play dice". And someone else answered "Einstein, stop telling God what to do with his dice!". The concept of free will has always intrigued me. How can we decide something voluntarily if all our decisions are merely determined by electrochemical reactions between neurons in our brain, subjected to the universal laws of physics? Given the Big Bang, from that moment onwards everything happens necessarily, as a logical and causal consequence...
To fully understand the wider implications of economics on a global scale, one must also understand the political and individual motivations behind people's actions. This a feat that can only truly be achieved with the study of both politics and philosophy alongside...
Every essence of Physics excites me. From the immeasurably small quark, to the unimaginable scale of the red hypergiant, VY Canis Majoris. I want to dedicate my life to the study of Physics. I want to answer the great unsolved problems of astrophysics, such as the origin of supermassive black holes, the Flyby Anomaly, the Coronal Heating Problem and so many more...
From the massive celestial bodies to the tiny subatomic particles, from the Big Bang to the universe now, physics is always about exploring and understanding the behaviour of the universe. This vast world of physics is certainly fascinating but it is the elegance of physics that interests me the most: everything is interconnected with simple equations such as the mass-energy equivalence...
The way things work has always interested me greatly. That’s a broad statement, but the fact that physics makes up the fundamentals of the universe, both microscopically and macroscopically, and the way that all of these fundamentals interact with each other in intricate ways to shape the world around us is completely fascinating to me, and I am intrigued to study it further as a degree...
From the quantum revolution to the simple feats of engineering, Theoretical Physics has been at the pinnacle of human ingenuity. My decision to study Theoretical Physics at University has been driven by my desire to understand the complex, rich and fascinating universe that I am part of...
Pure mathematics has been a passion of mine for a very long time, having been exposed to higher level maths from an early age through my mother's university notes and books. Due to my love for science fiction, I have also had a particular interest in physics for a long time, as it explains the ideas behind many of their plots...
I have an innate fascination with nature's machinations, but particularly Physics as it is the most fundamental. Seemingly insurmountable problems varying in extremes of scale can make themselves known from what would outwardly appear to be novel, even trivial observations...
When I look at the world and try to understand how things work, I come to realise that there might not be a definite answer, a correct explanation, a yes or no to a specific theory. Today's culture teaches us that science is the ultimate way to describe our surroundings, the one unassailable episteme...