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Ask an expert: Astronomer
Paola Caselli is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Leeds. She was a resident expert on the site and users had the chance to ask her their questions...

Ask an expert: Research engineer
Tim Whitwell is a research engineer who works in Hong Kong. He uses his physics knowledge to tackle acoustics, electromagnetic design and mechanics....

Ask an expert: Solar scientist
Dr Lucie Green studies the biggest eruptions in the solar system that occur in the sun’s atmosphere. She was a resident expert on the site for a month,...

Ask an expert: Physics teacher
Cath Lowe worked in the Nuclear Medicine Department in a hospital before becoming a physics teacher. What do you think makes a good scientist? Being really...

Ask an expert: TV presenter
Jonathan Hare, a scientist and TV presenter for Rough Science, was our resident expert for a month. Below are his answers to questions from mentors and...

Famous physicists: Albert Einstein
Who was he? Albert Einstein was a Jewish scientist who lived through the Second World War. He was born in Germany in 1879 and died an American citizen...

Famous physicists: Brian Cox
Brian Cox seems to be Britain's favourite professor. Is it the youthful looks, the Oldham accent - or have we just fallen for physics?

Famous physicists: Copernicus
Who was he? Born in 1473 he studied Latin, mathematics, astronomy, geography and philosophy at Krakow university in Poland, and medicine and astronomy...

Famous physicists: Isaac Newton
Who was he? Isaac Newton was a mathematician and scientist living between 1643 and 1727. He is one of the most famous British thinkers of all time. Why...

Famous physicists: Maria Mitchell
Who was she? Born into a Quaker family in 1818, Maria was lucky enough to be given the same educational opportunities as her brothers. She was fascinated...

Famous physicists: Marie Curie
Who was she? Born in Poland in 1867, Maria Sklodowska went on to become one of the most famous female scientists of all time. She lived in France with...

Famous physicists: Richard Feynman
A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, safe-cracker, drummer and juggler who worked on the atomic bomb, Richard P. Feynman was one of the most extraordinary...

Famous physicists: Robert Oppenheimer
Who was he? Oppenheimer is famous for overseeing the ‘Manhattan Project’ – the successful attempt by America to create the first atomic bomb. After...

Famous physicists: Stephen Hawking
Who is he? Stephen Hawking is a British physicist and mathematician, who wrote one of the biggest selling popular science books, ‘A Brief History of...

Famous physicists: Thomas Edison
Who was he? Edison combined a talent for invention with those of a businessman. As a young boy he sold sweets, newspapers and vegetables to supplement...

Famous physicists: Wernher von Braun
Who was he? Wernher von Braun became excited by the possibilities of space exploration by reading the science fiction of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells at...

Famous physicists: Lise Meitner
Lise Meitner's work on nuclear physics won a Nobel prize - but not for her.

Physics specialisms
Most physics degrees will involve choosing a specialism. Find out about a few of the possibilities.