Physics for an advanced world

The application of physics provides a natural framework for commerce and technology to thrive.

Physics for an advanced world

Significant technological advances have developed through curiosity-driven physics research, with tremendous social and economical benefits.

Focusing on 10 case studies – diagnosing and treating cancer, the structure of DNA, GPS in our daily lives, holographic techniques, the application of lasers, pioneering LCDs, life-saving MRI scanners, ingenious optical fibre technology, understanding and protecting the ozone layer and the World Wide Web – this booklet truly is a celebration of physics.