Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology
Physics with a year in America
Low Temperature Physics
David manages projects that introduce renewable energies across the UK.
Of the many physics inventions, David thinks that wind-turbines or solar panels are probably his favourite. “In principle they’re so simple; they take something that is just there [wind and sun] and turn it into something really useful [electricity].”
David studied physics at university after his A-levels and feels that this really has helped him do his job. “I manage a number of projects to introduce renewable energies; my physics knowledge makes it so much easier to understand the technology. The skills you learn whilst studying physics also help you to approach projects in a much more logical way. That’s an important part of most jobs and so studying physics really does keep your options open; you can pretty much go into whatever area you want.”
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