Science Physics in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Science Physics

Astrophysics Research Centre

One of Queen's University's leading research clusters encompassing both observational and theoretical astrophysics.

British Physics Olympiad

Presents past papers, results and news from this annual competition designed to encourage bright physics students of GCSE and A Level age.

Central Laser Facility

The Science and Technology Facilities Council centre at Harwell, which provides specialised laser equipment and expertise for a broad range of experiments in physics, chemistry and biology for universities in the UK and Europe.


The UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. Includes guides for beginners, academics, and industrial users.


A distributed computing Grid across the UK for particle physicists; describes the project, with news, meetings, and blogs.

Institute of Physics

Scientific membership organisation promoting the understanding and application of physics; includes details of conferences and publications, membership, and also their support for physics in education and business.

Institute of Physics in Scotland

A scientific membership society dedicated to promoting physics; includes details of membership and events, materials and advice for physics teachers and students, and a careers section.

John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science

Provides expertise, research, development and training in accelerator techniques, and promotes advanced accelerator applications in science and society.

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

A science and research facility specialising in developing and applying the accurate measurement standards, science and technology. Describes their projects and services, with historical background and educational resources.

Physics by the Lake

An annual national summer school on theoretical condensed matter physics organised by the Institute of Physics at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus. Includes details of schedule, application, and resources.

Professor Stephen W Hawking

Official site of Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist.

School Physics

An extensive library of animations, diagrams, information and work sheets, and exam specifications to support physics and science students and teachers from KS3 through to A level.

UK Solar Physics

Specialist Scientific Group affiliated to the Royal Astronomical Society; contains community news and research information for solar physicists. uksolarphysics

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