French physicist Prosper-René Blondlot demonstrated that X-rays travelled at the speed of light.
Stories from Physics
The idea for a device that uses microwaves to heat food came to Percy Spencer in 1945.
During the Second World War, radio operators reported being able to perceive microwaves as auditory stimuli.
A selection of home experiments that are suitable to use with your students remotely to support and develop their...
Remote teaching support
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American film actress in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a magnet, strong enough to pick up a car, to produce detailed images of your internal...
Over a period of four years, scientists using the Parkes Radio Telescope in New South Wales,
Zebra mussels are an invasive species that have caused significant damage in the Great Lakes in the United States. Researchers...
The story of the discovery of X-rays in 1895 highlights Wilhelm Röntgen’s sensitivity to detail.
Waves are all around us and an essential part of our everyday life. These series of videos provide useful ideas and practical...
Recognising and celebrating outstanding contributions to the field of physics education.