Different areas of physics

  1. Can anyone maybe make a list of different areas of physics you can specialize in, and what they entail? I've obviously heard of particle physics, solid state physics, etc. but I don't know what they actually ARE (except for very general ideas).
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  3. ZapperZ

    ZapperZ 30,735
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    Solid state physics is now generally known as condensed matter physics. In any case, the best place to look at all the different areas of physics is at the APS website (www.aps.org) and click on the link APS Units. A drop box in the Division Homepage will list ALL the different sub-divisions of the APS. These roughly corresponds to the different area of studies that are recognized by the APS.

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