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Understanding our surroundings

How can we use physics to help understand our surroundings? Learn about the physics around you every day and how the IOP’s building in London is contributing to physics research.

The boundary layer

What is happening in the layer of the atmosphere closest to us? We feel the effects of the weather and air pollution every day but how can we better understand the environment around us? 

Find out more about the boundary layer

Cosmic rays

What are cosmic rays? And how can we detect them?

Find out more about cosmic rays

Cloud chamber

What is a cloud chamber? How does it show up the radiation in our environment?

Find out more about cloud chambers