Physics & Engineering

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Left: Laser-generated proton source; Right: Laser microchannel experiment. Photo credit by Gerrit Bruhaug and the LLE.[1]

The study of how the world works at a fundamental level.

Theory of space and time, either not or in the influence of gravity.
How and why things move the way they do.
Electromagnetism, the Weak interaction and the Strong interaction & gravity
Study of fundamental particles and interactions that make up matter & radiation -- up to nucleons.
On nuclear matter (prominently atomic nuclei); its interactions and what makes up the stuff.
Ahh, thermodynamics.
Certain behaviors & phenomena of nature which appear noticeably at atomic and subatomic scales.
Fringe theories. Paraphysics (e.g. psionics): literary overview, advice, possible justifications.

Applications of physics -- technologizing physics for our own goals & designs.

Speculative applications of relativity: click here for wormholes, warp drives and the like.
It's not hard.
Developing technologies at the nanometer scale (1 nm - 999 nm).
Robotics and mechatronic engineering is covered here - how to make these nifty things.
Applications of nuclear physics - power reactors, medicinal, weapons - and more.
Fans of radiators -- navigate here!
Applications of Materials Science. Also, speculative materials e.g. monopoles.
Engineering for the purposes of war.
Shaping the environment for your civilization. Synonyms: Terraforming, Geoengineering

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  1. Laboratory for Laser Energetics. The photo is also found in Dr. Bruhaug's thesis: Laser-Driven Relativistic Electron and Terahertz Radiation Sources for HED Experiments.
    Summary: The picture on the left is a laser-generated Target Normal Sheath Acceleration proton source. A relativistically intense laser hits a foil and blows out a huge jet of protons (and electrons) at MeV energies.
    The reddish one on the right is a laser-microchannel experiment. A relativistically intense laser is shot at so-called "microchannel array" targets that have ultratiny tubes that experimenters try and get the beam down. Crazy physics then proceeds to happen with high-energy electrons, lots of THz and lots of x-rays made.