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Explore physics

Join us as we take you on a journey to understand the secrets of the world around us – and see how physics can help to address some of the biggest challenges facing society today. Our films and guides are here to explain, entertain and inspire. 

Do Try This at Home

A series of fun physics activities, with short demonstration videos and simple, step-by-step instructions. 

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The Moon Adventure

What's it like to be an astronaut? Where did the Moon come from? What's the future of humans in space? Read on to find out more!

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Staying safe during coronavirus

Regular hand cleaning, routine temperature checks, mask wearing and social distancing have become a feature of everyday life during the pandemic. But how does the physics behind these measures stack up?

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Physics stepping stones

What are some of the biggest ideas in physics? Find out the stories behind the most significant discoveries that have shaped our understanding of the universe.

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Technology in our lives

Technology is all around us and is a fundamental part of our daily lives. But what’s the physics behind the innovations like touch screens and wireless technology that so many of us rely on?

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Understanding our environment

How can we use physics to help understand our surroundings? Find out what exciting physics is around you every day and how the IOP’s home in King's Cross is contributing to physics research.

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Sustainable building design

How can we use physics to make buildings more efficient? Find out about some of the behind-the-scenes technology that helps to make the IOP’s home in King's Cross an energy-efficient, sustainable building.

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The Big Bounce 2022

The festival is a celebration of physics, curiosity and innovation, created with and for communities in the East End of Glasgow.

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