Rutherford Schools Physics Project

A new five-year project aimed at developing the skills of sixth-form physicists has been awarded a £7 million grant by the Department for Education.

The Rutherford Schools Physics Project, led by Cambridge University Professor of Theoretical Physics Mark Warner, and Cavendish Laboratory Outreach Officer Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright, will work collaboratively with teachers, schools and other partner universities to deliver extension materials, on-line learning, workshops for students and support for physics teachers.[…]

The project will also work closely with its two sister initiatives, the Cambridge Mathematics Education Project, led by Professor Martin Hyland and also supported by the DfE, and “i-want-to-study-engineering.org”, led by Professor Richard Prager and supported by the Underwood Trust.

Since Archimedes, mathematics and physics have been inseparable, and the interdependence continues into the 21st century — Professor Mark Warner

Rating of mathematics in universities of the world

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  3. Harvard University
  4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
  5. University of Oxford
  6. Princeton University
  7. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  8. Stanford University
  9. (=10) ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
  10. (=9) National University of Singapore (NUS)

British universities in the top 50:

1. Cambridge
5. Oxford
12. Imperial
23. Warwick
38. Bristol
46-49: Manchester (shared with Nanyang Technological, Auckland and Queensland)