The 13th Physics Forum, organized by the Physics Group of the College of Science at SQU commenced on Sunday, 20 October 2019 under the patronage of Prof. Amer Ali Al Rawas, SQU’s Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Community Service. The forum highlights the role of applied physics and technology in industry and economic development.
Through various activities and examples, the Physics Group members shed light on the applications of physics in energy generation to novel medicines. They highlighted the role of physics and physics-based businesses in driving innovation and development of new technologies. They also shared updates on semiconductor technology, which has achieved rapid progress in the sensors that are heart of instrumentation systems.
The exhibition displays smart materials (intelligent or responsive materials) that change in response to changing conditions in their surrounding or in the application of other directed influences such as passing an electric charge through them. Modern products increasingly use them, such as shirts that change color with changes in temperature. Smart materials are the materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled style such as stress, temperature, moisture, pH, electric or magnetic fields.