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What are the current frontier areas of research in physics

  1. Feb 11, 2009 #1
    I am an undergrad and intend to pursue higher studies in physics. I wanted to know what are the current frontier areas of research in physics, those that will be alive for atleast 10-20 yrs fromm now on??
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  3. Feb 11, 2009 #2
    There is always important research to be done in solid state physics, and there are plenty of people willing to fund research in solid state physics because it has enormous practical applications. It will probably remain the most popular field of physics for the foreseeable future.
  4. Feb 12, 2009 #3


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    You might want to look at a journal such as Phys. Rev. Lett. to get an idea. It is wider and larger than what most people think.

    I'm not a psychic. I can't tell you what's going to be alive 10-20 years from now.

  5. Feb 12, 2009 #4


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    You may also want to read journals like Physics Today, since they tend to publish more "overview" style articles.

    We can all make predictions, but the truth of the matter is that no one knows. The hot areas even five years from now may not even exist yet.
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