* Posts by David Spencer

1 post • joined 16 Aug 2007

A-Level figures hint at physics recovery

David Spencer

The decline in pure sciences will come back to haunt us

There seems to have been a trend at degree level in the past couple of decades of people studying applied subjects which are seen as "sexy" such as computer science and electronic engineering, instead of pure sciences. If this trend continues then it is only a matter of time before we have a vast number of unemployed hardware and sofware people because there will be no physicists and material scientists to design the semiconductors needed to create future computing platforms.