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