Physics Without Frontiers

Worldwide physics outreach



Physics Without Frontiers Team 2016Physics Without Frontiers Team 2016

The Physics Without Frontiers program has operated in Palestine since 2012, bringing exposure to particle physics to the class room. The project aims to inspire and motivate young undergraduate and master students with particle physics and further study,  and connect Palestinian physicists living abroad back to Palestinian institutes. You can read about the very first project here.

Physics Without Frontiers organises a course in particle physics at Birzeit University, taught by Professor Bobby Acharya with different postdoctoral researchers each year as teaching assistants. This provides students an introduction to the field, aiding their application to further study. 

Masterclass roadshows are organised each year at up to four of the universities in the West Bank, where the students analyse real LHC data collected by the ATLAS experiment at CERN, and interact with scientists at CERN via a virtual visit to the ATLAS Control room, alongside various outreach activities with local schools.

A number of Palestinian students have gone on to further study, in particular many are currently doing their PhDs on the ATLAS experiment and also participate in Physics Without Frontiers programs to inspire and motivate the next generation. 

BobbyPhotograph: Bobby Acharya with Birzeit students from the Physics Without Frontiers 2016 particle physics course.