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SPS Focus 2 – Impact of Physics on Swiss Society

Investing in Education and Fundamental Research to foster Innovation

Physics' impact on society ranges from deep philosophical considerations to practical tools and applications in daily life. Its impact is paramount.

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In the last centuries, physics has shaped the way how we understand the world we live in and has underpinned the largest industrial revolutions. Today, physics, which encompasses a vast range of scientific topics, is omnipresent in all technically oriented industrial sectors. The successful Swiss economy is the fruit of long-term support for physics in education and research. In a society so strongly shaped by science and technology, literacy in physics is essential.


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Dr. Bernhard Braunecker
Braunecker Engineering GmbH
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9445 Rebstein