The impact of Covid 19 on the Science and Physics sector

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt by every sector including scientists and scholars worldwide, when universities and industries closed down during the lockdown period this affected all campuses, funding (bursaries that fund students and institutions) and research progress.With fewer resources to support remote learning and working, this posed so many challenges to both students and employees.

According to the organisation for women in science for the developing world challenges faced by students and employees in various institutions include being unable to travel to conferences or other important work events, inability to perform experiments or field work, being unable to submit funding proposals and failure to take exams as scheduled.

VOW FM host Harvy T, chats to Onesimo Mtintsilana from the women in physics in south Africa about the impact of Covid-19 on the science and physics sector, the future of physics in the 4IR World And most importantly how physics related research have contributed towards our society to combat the spread of Covid-19.