Expert Discusses Importance of Physics in Information Technology Development
The importance of Physics, particularly in the development of Information Technology came to fore recently at the Town and Gown Seminar organised by the Department of Physics, Covenant University, Ota.
The Guest Speaker at the seminar, Mr. Olusoji Alegbemi, emphasised that without the knowledge of physics, it would be impossible to launch rockets into space, create smart televisions and IP cameras among other notable latest innovations.
Speaking on “The Signature of Physics in the World of Information Technology,” Mr. Alegbemi, who is also the Managing Director/CEO of ELMICLON Limited, said that, ‘You need the knowledge of Physics to invent and put components together. For instance, the launch of rocket into the space, creation of smart televisions, IP cameras, Drones, intelligent air plane, smart cars and other latest invention may not be possible without the signature of physics.”
He, however, noted that the knowledge of physics is not enough to make the inventions function well and easily. “Although physics offers a lot in inventing most of the latest devices, you still need the knowledge of programming to make them more useful to man. For instance, you need physics to create rockets but you also need programme to launch it into space and direct it to where you want it to go,” he explained.
Alegbemi therefore, advised the participants who were largely students of the department to acquire knowledge of programming in order to horn their knowledge of physics.
The Head, Department of Physics, Dr. Mojisola Usikalu, had earlier noted that the role of physics in the development of Information Technology could not be overemphasized, adding that the Town and Gown seminar was put together to learn current developments in the industry because, according to her, “To be current is to be correct.”