Physics Without Frontiers

Worldwide physics outreach


ICTP Physics Without Frontiers works to inspire, train and motivate physics and mathematics university students worldwide with some 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.


Projects are organised by PWF working with volunteer scientists, who may be PhD students, postdoctoral reseachers, and lecturers and professors from all over the world passionate to promote physics and mathematics. If you are interested in joining our PWF Voluneteer Network contact us at


UNIVERSITY COURSES: Physics Without Frontiers partners with physics and mathematics departments that are unable to teach specific courses due to a lack of resources. More information can be found here.

WORKSHOPS AND SCHOOLS: Physics Without Frontiers organised intense pedagogical workshops and schools at chosen universities, for local undergraduate and/or master students from across the country. The project aims to expose and train the students in research fields they lack access to. More information can be found here.

ROADSHOWS: Roadshows are organised by groups of young reseachers, 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. More information can be found here.

Faculty members at universities are invited to request projects by contacting us, and applying.


If you are a lecturer, postdoc or PhD student, in particular if you originate from a developing country, and are passionate to promote your field please join our PWF Volunteer Network by contacting us.

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

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