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Physics aims to understand the entire physical world, from the sub-atomic to the cosmological.

Physics

In the Faculty of Science & Engineering, Physics is taught at a post-graduate level.  By studying with us you will develop a thorough understanding of theoretical physics and gain advanced knowledge in areas such as quantum theory and biophysics.

Many famous scientists, such as Einstein and Newton were physicists.  Physicists are versed in mathematics, computer programming, experimental science and the design of complex instruments. They are among the most versatile scientists, able to easily cross boundaries into other disciplines such as chemistry, biology, medicine, Earth and planetary sciences.  There are biophysicists, geophysicists, astrophysicists and neurophysicists.

At the University of Waikato our academic staff are leading the way in biophysics. both experimental and theoretical, including measuring and modelling  the electrical activity in the brain for applications such as anaesthesia and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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Study Location:Hamilton
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500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
PHYSC591Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
PHYSC592Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
PHYSC593Physics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
PHYSC594Physics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
PHYSC800Physics MPhil Thesis20X (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
HPSCI900Health, Sport and Human Performance PhD Thesis20I (Hamilton), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
No description available.
PHYSC900Physics PhD Thesis20I (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
No description available.

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Contacts

Faculty of Science & Engineering

Phone: +64 7 838 4625 / 0800 438 254
Email: contact-hecs@waikato.ac.nz
Website: sci.waikato.ac.nz
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