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9:40am on Friday, 25th November, 2005:

Physics and Economics


There's been a lot of talk in the media this week about the crisis in Physics education. The number of Physics graduates has been dwindling for so many years that the effects have finally fed back into the education system and we no longer have enough teachers to teach it — even if our 17/18-year-olds wanted to study it, which apparently they don't. Industry has a desperate need for physicists, but it's just not able to recruit them. P

So how can this arrest be declined? What can be done to persuade more young people to study Physics?

Oh, I don't know. Maybe paying physicists more than the arts graduates who manage them would be a start...

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