Why do I study physics?

3 minutes

Maybe I’m not even here, and other crazy, beautiful stuff physics told me

In her short animated documentary Why Do I Study Physics?, Xiangjun Shi finds beauty in both the orderly world of physics and the chaos of real life. Touching on concepts as diverse as gravity, time and parallel universes, she offers a personal response to the fundamental questions that physicists are trying to answer.

Director: Xiangjun Shi

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