About us

We are an online publication specialising in physics communication and journalism.

We focus on making academic physics approachable to our readers while also explaining cutting edge research to add a sense of perspective to modern science. There is gap between the scientist and the layperson today that we hope to close effectively using our discussions published in the form of articles, podcasts, newsletters and more.

Physics Capsule

Editorial team

Physics Capsule was co-founded by two physics teachers, V.H. Belvadi and R. Sawhil, in 2014 aiming to increase the reach of academic physics on the web. After working primarily with text for three years they expanded in 2018 to the audio format with The Physics Capsule Podcast, a show which became hugely popular across various podcasting platforms and stepped beyond academic physics to incorporate explainers on ongoing research in the field.

Despite working with several talented writers and fact-checkers over the years, for monetary and logistic reasons, the team behind Physics Capsule has always remained slim, often limited only to its co-founders who consult with field experts from time to time as needed.

V.H. Belvadi

V.H. Belvadi

& Chief Operating Officer

R. Sawhil

R. Sawhil

Managing editor
& Chief Marketing Officer

Our mission and values

Physics Capsule is built upon the passion and enthusiasm its founders share for physics and science communication. In a bid to remain independent Physics Capsule is not funded by any organisation, company or educational institution. It relies on monetary input from its founders and the kind support of its readers who are members of the Insider programme and donate small sums every month.

This model allows us to ensure the core purpose of Physics Capsule remains unharmed: our main content has always been and will continue to be accessible for free, without spatial or temporal bounds or paywalls. As a thank you to our Insiders who donate and help us keep Physics Capsule independent and alive we create some content exclusively for them. This content is not of the same form—not strictly educational in nature—as that found elsewhere on Physics Capsule; rather it includes bonus behind-the-scenes footage, a vote in new features on Physics Capsule, merchandise, downloads etc.

In short, we love physics and work towards spreading a scientific temperament, communicating the ideas of physics and generally building a community that appreciates and understands the world around them more deeply and scientifically regardless of their background in science.

Physics Capsule and you

Questions and curiosity

We shine light on questions, answers and more. Read Physics Capsule online, listen to our podcast on the go, or sit back and watch our discussion videos. Whatever your preferred mode of learning is, Physics Capsule has something to offer.

Guest and writer both

We believe in lifelong learning, which also means you should not wait for perfection before you do something. Just do your best. If you have something to contribute, write for us and we’ll handle the fact-checking; or guest star on an episode of our podcast.

Become an insider

Sure, you can , but you can also do much more. With a monthly subscription of just \$1 or more (you get to pick) you can help us keep Physics Capsule running independently and in return get lots of exclusive content.

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Display equations

They say every equation included in a book halves its sales. We do not want that. But we also do not want to misrepresent physics without any mathematics. That is why we decided to leave it to you: if you like equations keep them on; if not, simply turn off equations with one click. We will remember your preference the next time you visit Physics Capsule.

Here is an equation. Go ahead, try turning it off now:

$f(x) = \int_a^b K(x,t) \,\varphi(t) \,\textrm{d}t$

Do not worry while reading an article. We write every article in such a way that you will understand it well enough with all equations turned off and even better if you keep equations turned on. So go ahead and read some physics just the way you like it.

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