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Question: Can you explain what physics is? (with a really detailed explanation)
Asked by cocobabes1 to Shane on 15 Nov 2012.
answered on 15 Nov 2012:
I can’t explain in huge detail here. I would urge you to come to our open day in trinity where you can chat in more detail about what physics is (it’s in Dec)
physics is understanding of the universe; it’s the discovery of the ‘programming language’ the universe is written in and how that language can be used to explain ALL phenomena therein
Geoff commented on 15 Nov 2012:
It’s about finding a mathematical model which matches how the universe works. The strangest thing is that this appears to work – behind everything we see, from the biggest to the smallest, there is usually a very short equation which lets you understand it. Why the universe appears to follow such simple rules is one of the biggest questions in science.
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chantal24 commented on 16 Nov 2012:
do you guys research other ideas in physics such as string theory? If so what is you opinion? or any speculation at all?