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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. 


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Do Try This at Home

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

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Cartoon image of Theia and Proto-Earth colliding to create the Earth and Moon.

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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Physics of the IOP building

Diagram of how quantum mechanics works.

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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Bluetooth diagram.

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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Diagram of a cloud chamber.

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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Diagram of how LED lighting works

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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