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Question Regarding these fields

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I thought I'd post this here since it's not exactly a homework question or discussion regarding a specific operation in a field/subject.

Out of the following, which fields gravitate more towards applied physics/engineering (but not necessarily such a discipline)? Or maybe if that's confusing, another way I would ask this is, study in which of the following fields would lead into research on the most cutting edge of technology with a high likelihood of some degree of achievability of said technology within the foreseeable future?

1. Particle Physics
2. Quantum physics
a. Quantum information science (computing, information theory, etc.)
b. Quantum Field theory/Quantum gravity
3. Nuclear Physics/Engineering/Technology or Solar Physics
4. Photonics
5. Photovoltaics
6. Astrophysics
7. Condensed Matter physics
8. Dynamic systems theory (Control Theory, Chaos Theory, Quantum chaos, etc.)
9. Neural Engineering
10. Study of Complex Systems
11. Nanotech
 

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I thought I'd post this here since it's not exactly a homework question or discussion regarding a specific operation in a field/subject.

Out of the following, which fields gravitate more towards applied physics/engineering (but not necessarily such a discipline)? Or maybe if that's confusing, another way I would ask this is, study in which of the following fields would lead into research on the most cutting edge of technology with a high likelihood of some degree of achievability of said technology within the foreseeable future?

1. Particle Physics
2. Quantum physics
a. Quantum information science (computing, information theory, etc.)
b. Quantum Field theory/Quantum gravity
3. Nuclear Physics/Engineering/Technology or Solar Physics
4. Photonics
5. Photovoltaics
6. Astrophysics
7. Condensed Matter physics
8. Dynamic systems theory (Control Theory, Chaos Theory, Quantum chaos, etc.)
9. Neural Engineering
10. Study of Complex Systems
11. Nanotech
I'm no expert, but I'd vote for nanotech.

Anything having to do with miniaturization of electronics is a safe bet. I don't know what neural engineering is.
 
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Fervent Freyja
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I thought I'd post this here since it's not exactly a homework question or discussion regarding a specific operation in a field/subject.

Out of the following, which fields gravitate more towards applied physics/engineering (but not necessarily such a discipline)? Or maybe if that's confusing, another way I would ask this is, study in which of the following fields would lead into research on the most cutting edge of technology with a high likelihood of some degree of achievability of said technology within the foreseeable future?

1. Particle Physics
2. Quantum physics
a. Quantum information science (computing, information theory, etc.)
b. Quantum Field theory/Quantum gravity
3. Nuclear Physics/Engineering/Technology or Solar Physics
4. Photonics
5. Photovoltaics
6. Astrophysics
7. Condensed Matter physics
8. Dynamic systems theory (Control Theory, Chaos Theory, Quantum chaos, etc.)
9. Neural Engineering
10. Study of Complex Systems
11. Nanotech
Quantum computing and nanotechnology.
 

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