The Physics Department invites all students to take our courses and to learn about how nature works at a level that is often deeper and more satisfying than one finds in other areas of science or in engineering. The Physics faculty and staff look forward to meeting you, to talking with you inside and outside of our classrooms, and to collaborating with you in our research groups.pep talk about why physics is well worth your time and effort: you will learn conceptual, experimental, and problem-solving skills that many employers appreciate as valuable, and get to learn first hand from courses, labs, and research how exciting 21st-century physics is. Biophysics webpage to learn more. Duke Bulletin? Fear not, here are non-technical explanations of what you will learn in the core courses taken by majors and minors, and how those courses relate to other physics courses and to the universe. list of websites, popular books, videos, and journal articles related to physics.