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 6000 students worldwide in 24 different countries! Read about our projects in countries all over the world!

If you are a scientist from a developing country, currently working there or abroad, and you would like to develop a project with us, please check our page 'Apply now'. The 2020 call is now closed, but you can still contact us, should you wish to discuss project ideas.

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 in physics and mathematics within countries, due to factors such as gender, economic background, ethnicity, or who may lack access due to geographic barriers or isolation within a region.


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

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Spread the word: download our call poster and display it in your institute. The application deadline has been postponed to 31 May. 

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