Physics Without Frontiers

Worldwide physics outreach


PWF Schools

Training and educating students


Physics Without Frontiers organises schools on topics in physics and mathematics for undergraduate and master students to provide intense training lasting several days in areas of research that are presently lacking.


The schools are organised by groups of scientists who are experts in the field, with it being encouraged that some of them are from the host country and working abroad.

The projects are pedagogical, involving interactive lectures, hands-on sessions, and problem classes. Students' presentations or poster sessions are encouraged.

Public events are often incorporated, to engage the public with physics and mathematics and showcase the student's work.

Read about some of our projects in countries all over the world!


The aim of the schools are to: 

  • educate and train university students on specific topics in physics or mathematics;
  • specifically provide hands-on training through analysis or problem-solving sessions;
  • educate students about careers and opportunities in research;
  • provide mentoring and support for students interested in further study;
  • connect scientists to universities to facilitate collaboration.


The 2022 call is open for applications to organise a physics or mathematics school at your university or another university! See Apply now