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Study with us! PhD Studentship available

Think Physics’ host institution Northumbria University has…
20 June, 2016/by Jonathan

Brain exercise for half term: P vs. NP

If you've reached the stage of half-term where binge-watching…
1 June, 2016/by Jonathan

How long would it take to fall through the Earth?

This is a classic calculation, and one that’s surprisingly…
26 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Engineering principles: keep it simple

We’re developing a neat little workshop based around catapults, bits…
25 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Turns out motor racing might be useful after all

The Formula 1 Championship is a strange beast. I’m not alone…
19 May, 2016/by Jonathan

A-Level Physics teachers: your thoughts welcome

A few months ago, we made a film of an A-level core practical:…
13 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Northumbria students: apply for our engineering summer placement scheme

11 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Watch this marble run with magnets

Brilliantly inventive. See if you can work out how all the different…
9 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Computer training opportunities in Newcastle

Two outstanding computing events are coming to Newcastle in…
4 May, 2016/by Jonathan

View the transit of Mercury on 9th May

This May will provide us with a fantastic opportunity to observe…
28 April, 2016/by Annie Padwick

British Science Week. That’s all for now, folks!

Each March, British Science Week celebrates the awesomeness…
23 March, 2016/by Annie Padwick

Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotic Challenge

The Robotic Challenge is a curriculum-linked programme run by…
21 March, 2016/by Annie Padwick

Introducing the Technology Wishing Well for Maker Faire UK 2016

At Maker Faire UK last year Think Physics had two stands; a…
14 March, 2016/by Jonathan

Future Career Capital

When you were young, did you want to be a vet, a doctor, a teacher? A…
7 March, 2016/by Emma

Kielder Observatory trip – 26th February

Another month, another four schools, another 30 students; we…
29 February, 2016/by Jonathan

Pop-Sci @ The Forum and The Beacon

It's been a busy half-term for Think Physics; we were welcomed…
19 February, 2016/by James Brown

My Work Experience Week

My name is Rebecca; I am a year 12 student studying Maths, Chemistry…
12 February, 2016/by Rebecca Cowley

Gravitational waves – The Think Physics Guide

As a project with ‘Physics’ in our title, it hardly seems…
12 February, 2016/by Jonathan

Kielder Observatory trip – Friday 15th January

On Friday we took a group of about 30 students from four different…
18 January, 2016/by Jonathan

Good luck Tim!

When the clock reaches zero, an enormous great rocket…
14 December, 2015/by Jonathan

Christmas 2015 Gift Guide

Christmas gift ideas from the Think Physics team.
10 December, 2015/by Jonathan

STEM Careers: QuantuMDx handheld diagnosis devices

Recently I visited a fantastic and exciting company: QuantuMDx.…
25 November, 2015/by Emma

Royal Society Young People’s book prize

As Christmas comes rapidly nearer, family members might be asking…
23 November, 2015/by Carol