What do physics and cooking dinner have in common?
Solving big problems with physics like finding new ways to generate energy, store data or create amazing new materials sounds complicated. Maybe difficult to even think about. How do physicists begin to try and solve these huge challenges? Well they do it the same way you or I would eat an elephant, one bite at a time.
A physicist starts their work with the hopes of finding an answer or making something new or better than it is right now. For many physicists, this involves carrying out experiments to test an idea.