Quantum mechanics


The field of research concerning the study of atoms and photons in order to quantize these particles.

Alternative labels

the study of quantum mechanics
quantum mechanic studies

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Essential knowledge

Quantum mechanics is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Cosmologist: Cosmologists focus on the study of the universe as a whole, which is made up by its origin, evolution and ultimate fate. They use tools and scientific instruments to observe and study other galaxies and astronomical objects such as stars, black holes, planets and other celestial bodies.

Optional knowledge

Quantum mechanics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Physicist: Physicists are scientists who study physical phenomena. They focus their research depending on their specialisation, which can range from atomic particle physics to the study of phenomena in the universe. They apply their findings for the improvement of society by contributing to the development of energy supplies, treatment of illness, game development, cutting-edge equipment, and daily use objects.
Physics technician: Physics technicians monitor physical processes and perform tests for manufacturing, educational or scientific purposes. They work in laboratories, schools or production facilities where they assist physicists in their work. Physics technicians perform technical or practical work and report about their results.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022

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