Science is word derived from ‘Latin’ word ‘Scientia’ which means ‘to know’. The word Physics is derived from ‘Greek’ word ‘Fusis’ meaning ‘nature’. ‘Knowledge of nature’ is the natural science that studies matter and its motion and behaviour through space and time and that studies the related entities of energy and force.
The support physics education and research in all countries is important because:
- Physics is an exciting intellectual adventure that inspires young people and expands the frontiers of our knowledge about Nature.
- Physics generates fundamental knowledge needed for the future technological advances that will continue to drive the economic engines of the world.
- Physics contributes to the technological infrastructure and provides trained personnel needed to take advantage of scientific advances and discoveries.