Physics Without Frontiers

Worldwide physics outreach


ICTP Physics Without Frontiers works to motivate, train, and educate physics and mathematics university students worldwide, with focus on science and technology lagging countries, to help build the next generation of scientists. Each project is unique, developed with the country's specific needs in mind.

PWF organises projects working with volunteer scientists, who are PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, or lecturers from all over the world, who are passionate about promoting and supporting physics and mathematics.


PWF has worked with over 8000 students worldwide in 30 different countries! Read about our projects in countries all over the world!

Our 2022 Call is Open! Read About PWF, take a look at our current projects, learn about our volunteer network, and read the guidlines to APPLY! Deadline 31st March 2022.

We are especially eager to hear from scientists from countries in conflict and projects to support diversity, in particular women and girls

Physics Without Frontiers is about breaking down barriers to accessing physics and mathematics research and training. This means connecting with students and scientists worldwide, and with those from less represented groups for example from a poorer economic background, ethnic minorities within regions, or those who may lack access due to geographic barriers or isolation within a region, and those from conflict regions.

If you are a scientist from a developing country, currently working at home or abroad, and you would like to develop a project with us, please check our page 'Apply now' to propose a project idea, Deadline is extended until 15th April 2022.

The program is coordinated by Professor Bobby Acharya and Dr Kate Shaw.

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