Physics seeks to understand nature at its most fundamental level. Physicists – and students studying physics – attempt to discover and apply the general laws that govern force and motion, matter and energy, and space and time.

Physics seeks to discover the inner workings of nature in systems ranging in size from the smallest elementary particles such as quarks, protons, and neutrons to superclusters of galaxies.

Physics explains the science that underlies the behaviour of everyday things such as cars and bridges as well as abstract things such as the curvature of space-time near a black hole.