Physics is the study of the physical environment and the laws governing the behavior of particles, fields, and space/time. More specifically, physicists study mechanics, heat, light, electric and magnetic fields, gravitation, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, solid-state physics and many other topics. In general, physics strives for a mathematical description of the laws of nature at the most fundamental level and is, therefore, the most mathematical of the basic sciences. Curious to learn more? Check out our courses or one of our degree options.