“In the future, there is the possibility of using new 2D materials where once there was carbon-fibre, using sensors and magnetic fields to improve goal-line technology, and employing laser scanning to improve swimming techniques.”
“The speed & simplicity of supermarket checkouts can mean that it’s easy to forget that they depend on the application of sophisticated laser equipment & high-tech optics.”
“For visual effects company BlueBolt – whose film and TV credits include Game of Thrones and Skyfall – knowledge of real-world physics informs a lot of decisions about how things look.”
If you want to know about how physics relates to different business sectors, the Institute of Physics (IOP) has a great series of resources to introduce you. From areas as diverse as:
- visual special effects (VFX) to sports equipment & technology
- transport to touchscreens
- supermarkets to computer games
the PhysicsWorks series is an easy and interesting read to understand how physics is applied in these very different areas.
To explore these sectors more, use the Occupations links on the Careers Service website.