Why Physics?

Why Physics?

Future Jobs rely on Quantum technology 🡪 Quantum is PHYSICS

Physics is a science that has a scope ranging from very small particles (quarks) to the structure of galaxies and the universe. Physics is everywhere and its impact is felt directly by everyone. Learning physics will give you a challenging journey and train your brain to think analytically and systematically. Once trained in physics, arguably you can solve any other problems easily. The technology we enjoy today is the result of the industrial revolution 1.0 to 4.0 developed by physicists which has an impact on human civilization and culture. PHYSICS IS SIMPLY THE MAIN ENGINE OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION in the past, present, and future. A trained physicist not only masters physics knowledge but can also play a role in developing and controlling other branches of science. Of the Six categories of Nobel prizes available (Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine or Physiology, Economics, Literature, Peace), figures with a physics background have won all of these categories. For example, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (literature 1970), Linus Pauling (Chemistry 1954 and Peace 1962), Philip Dybvig (Economy 2022), Peter Mansfield (Medicine 2003), Allan Cormack (Medicine 1979), etc.

Future life is characterized by the availability of big data. Such large-scale data and information require data processing methods (algorithms and Artificial Intelligence) and data processing machines or super-large and fast quantum computers.  Quantum algorithms and Quantum computers definitely will reign in our future, the question is who can develop a quantum algorithm and build the quantum computer? The answer is clear, people with a quantum physics background (physicist).  According to a report from the Global Times, the Chinese quantum computer is 10 million times faster than the current fastest supercomputer (https://thenextweb.com/news/china-says-has-quantum-computer-1-million-times-more-powerful-googles).


In undergraduate and graduate physics program, student will learn and master the basic concept of physics (classical and quantum physics) and its application in everyday life.  In physics study program, the theoretical and computational approach, the experimental and measurement methods, instrumentation and control of the systems, synthesis and engineering of physical properties of materials (mechanical, optical, electrical, magnetic, thermal, etc.) are all studied comprehensively. So, there is no aspect of modern industries and technologies left untouched by physicists.

Our Programs

There are three study programs in the Department of Physics at IPB University

Undergraduate program: Accreditation status of SUPERIOR (Unggul) BAN-PT No. 10593/SK/BAN-PT/AK-ISK/S/IX/2021
Master program in Biophysics: Accreditation status of SUPERIOR (Unggul) SK BAN-PT No. 10964/SK/BAN-PT/AK-ISK/M/IX/2021
Doctoral Program in Physics: Open in June 2022

Learning physics at IPB University will give you a unique experience due to the agricultural and life sciences academic environment

The Department of Physics supports research in various research fields at IPB University. Most of our faculty and staff have research collaboration with almost all departments in IPB including agriculture, forestry, biochemistry, fisheries, veterinary medicine, and many more. Research conducted in the Department of Physics IPB is very diverse, ranging from:
Theoretical and computational aspects, such as quantum theory, quantum algorithm, quantum design of materials, quantum model of econophysics, particle physics, astrophysics, general relativity, soliton, nuclear physics, mesoscopic and nano-scale physics, computational physics, and modeling of the complex system, molecular modeling and simulation.
Experimental and applied physics including biophysics, materials science, bionanocomposites, biomaterials, thin film technology, solar cells, sensors, instrumentation and robotics, biomedical materials, biomass and bioenergy, and many more.

By pursuing your Academic degree in the Department of Physics, IPB University you will be able to:

Fulfill the requirement of the future job markets in Industrial and Technology
which heavily rely on quantum technology (quantum computing, quantum Artificial Intelligence, quantum algorithm, quantum cryptography, quantum warfare, quantum health, etc), advanced functional materials, and biomaterials.
Become a professional and future leader in academics, research, or industry, as demonstrated by many of our alumni.
Master the physics knowledge for a broader contribution to society, humanity, and a sustainable environment.