The work of the physicist is to research physical phenomena, plan hypotheses, conduct experiments and draw experimental data to explain the world around us. 

Physicists research physical phenomena, devise hypotheses, conduct experiments and draw conclusions from experimental data to explain the world around us. Physicist person can work in applied or theoretical physic which is based on their skill set and available career opportunities. 

Career Options

  • - Government research organization and industry. - Aerospace and defense - Education - Energy - Engineering - Instrumentation - Manufacturing - Oil and gas - Science and telecommunications - Environmental industry - Financial services - Legal sector - Transport and utilities

Educational Qualifications

  • - Class 10th Pass - Class 10+2 with Science Stream

Personal Skills

  • - An enquiring mind. - The ability to think clearly and logically
  • with good problem solving skills. - A methodical approach to work
  • with a high level of accuracy. - Excellent communication and presentation skills. - An excellent understanding of statistics and relevant computer packages.

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.Sc (Physics) - Master of Physics (MPhys) - Master of Science (Physics) - Ph.D. (Physics)

Top Colleges

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Address: IIT Area, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076 Phone: 022 2572 2545 Website:
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai Address: Homi Bhabha Road, Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005 Phone: 022 2278 2000 Website:

Working Conditions

- Physicists often work regular hours in laboratories and offices. - They may have a long or irregular working hours.

Top Companies

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Address: Cyber GREEN, Building 2, 1st to 4th floors, Towers D & E, DLF Cyber City Phase 3, Gurugram, Haryana 122022 Phone:098916 22254 Website:
  • IBM India Private Limited Address: Manyata Embassy Business Park (MEBP), Thanisandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560045 Phone: 093600 17009 Website:

Successful Persons

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton is a physicist and mathematician. He is famous for his theory of law of gravitation.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist. He developed the theory of relativity.Einstein is best known his mass–energy equivalence formula (E = mc2). He also received the Nobel Prize in Physics "in 1921 for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".

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