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Physicists conduct theoretical and applied research to extend knowledge of natural phenomena and to develop new processes and devices in fields such as electronics, communications, power generation and distribution, aerodynamics, optics and lasers, remote sensing, and medicine and health. They are employed by electronic, electrical and aerospace manufacturing companies, telecommunications companies, power utilities, university and government research laboratories, hospitals and by a wide range of other processing, manufacturing, and research and consulting firms. Astronomers conduct observational and theoretical research to extend knowledge of the universe. They are employed by government and universities.
acoustics physicist, aerodynamicist, astronomer, astrophysicist, biophysicist, cosmologist, experimental physicist, health physicist, medical physicist, metrologist, nuclear physicist, optics physicist, plasma physicist, radio astronomer, research scientist, aerospace, research scientist, electronics, research scientist, physics, research scientist, remote sensing, solid-state physicist.
- Design and conduct research in experimental and theoretical physics
- Carry out analysis of research data and prepare research reports
- Participate as a member of a research or development team in the design and development of experimental, industrial or medical equipment, instrumentation and procedures.
Astronomers perform some or all of the following duties:
Physicists may specialize in fields such as aeronomy and space, acoustics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, condensed matter or solid state physics, electromagnetics, fluids and aerodynamics, health physics, medical physics, metrology, particle physics, optics and laser physics, nuclear physics and plasma physics.
- Design and conduct observational surveys, conduct detailed analyses and develop numerical models to extend knowledge of celestial bodies and cosmic radiation
- Develop or participate in the development of instrumentation and software for astronomical observation and analysis.
Astronomers may specialize in fields such as astrophysics, observational or optical astronomy and radio astronomy.
Outlook & Prospects for Physicists and Astronomers in London Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Shamrock Metal Recycling opened in May, employing three people with plans to add another seven as the business grows
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- St. Anne's Catholic School in St. Thomas is expanding to accommodate the arrival of full-day kindergarten in September 2013. K+L Construction Limited holds the project contract, which is budgeted at approximately $1M.
- The Elgin Children’s Aid Society in St. Thomas issued layoff notices to 10 people due to a reduction in its budget. The agency will also make cuts to a number of services and programs.
- The diSTRICTLY Business Regional Expo of Enterprise will be taking place on June 6, 2013, at the Western Fair District’s Progress Building in London. Over 200 exhibitors are expected to be present.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- The Government of Ontario has partnered with Armo Tool Limited to expand production at its Middlesex plant, creating 14 new jobs and retaining 125 positions
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- The Ontario Hockey League announced that London has won the bid to host the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The event will take place from May 16-25, 2014.
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