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.



UNIVERSITY COURSES: PWF partners with physics and mathematics departments that are unable to teach specific courses due to a lack of resources. The programme facilitates an expert to visit the university to teach the course and where possible train local faculty.

SCHOOLS: PWF organises pedagogical schools at universities for local undergraduate and master students from across the country. The programme aims to expose and train the students in research fields they lack access to.

ROADSHOWS: Roadshows are organised by groups of young researchers, passionate about advocating their research field back in their home country. The roadshow centres around intensive one-day activities in universities across the host country, in addition to outreach and public events.

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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