The world from a different perspective
In the world to many special processes find us back instead. Sometimes these spectacular and clearly present, such as lightning discharges and tornadoes. But sometimes you have what are observant. Did you for example ever wondered why very hot objects will emit light (eg steel piping)? And it is you ever noticed that you both can see through a glass window as you can see a reflection. This remarkable things from nature are all the subject of physics.
Physicists are curious
Many people simply take these phenomena for what they are, but physicists are just curious and looking with different eyes to the world around them. For them, natural phenomena challenges, fascinating questions to investigate and unravel.
Knowledge into new technological developments
As a technical physicist you go one step further. You put your knowledge of these phenomena in new technological developments. You should think about making possible a fusion reactor, making cheaper and faster computer chips of plastic or developing better MRI scanners with higher resolution.
Difference technical and general physics
The program Applied Physics at the TU / e is not called 'technical'. Eindhoven is central to the development of new technologies. This training is a strong emphasis on the use and application of the knowledge gained. In general physics courses in the Netherlands is in a different - more philosophical - way looked physics.
This training is accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization NVAO.