Globally the intensity of climate change is of increasing concern as greenhouse gases are emitted into the atmosphere through production and industrial activities. These changes in global climate patterns result in the frequent occurrence of extreme weather events like droughts and floods that impact human livelihoods and wellbeing and ecological integrity. The principles of physics can explain the complex and interrelated forces that shape weather patterns and accurately predict the impacts of climate change.
Physicists can spend time between research and development laboratories testing experiments and formulating theories in an office environment. They can engage with astronomers, engineers and other professionals around development and experimental theories.
Physicists need to have a comprehensive knowledge of mathematical and physical science principles and laws, coupled with:
Conduct research on forces and other physical phenomena
Evaluate the results of experiments, methodologies and quality control tests
Provide technical support and advice on calculations and experiments
Report findings through reports, presentations or published articles
B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. in Physics at all universities
Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Physics at TUT
National, provincial and local government.
Mining and manufacturing companies.