We are a social enterprise made up of people from a variety of professions and specialisms all over the country, who share a passion for physics and positive representations of the Black community.
Our story began in 2006 at the world-renowned Blackett Laboratory – the physics department at Imperial College London. Dr Mark Richards, an eminent physicist and senior teaching fellow there, decided to take on two Black students as their academic and social mentor.
Very much a tiny fraction of the student and staff body, what began as three ‘Blackett Brothers’ would soon grow to become:
The Blackett Lab Family.
Today, we are a growing national collective of talented, successful and influential people making waves in education, research, industry, technology, finance and law.
Chair of the Committee
Overall Strategic Lead
Media & Communiciations Strategic Lead
MSci Physics Student
Outreach Strategic Lead
Community Strategic Lead
Diversifying perceptions of physics and addressing Black underrepresentation at all levels in the field
We aim to
We highlight, celebrate, and give voice to an underrepresented group of Black individuals qualified in or engaging with physics
We connect UK based Black physicists to each other to form a community of talent and knowledge, and share this passion with the world
Increase the number of Black UK domiciled students enrolled onto a physics or physics-related course or scheme
Set up a network of support, mentorship, and opportunities for past, current, and future UK based Black physicists
Raise the knowledge, awareness and appreciation of physics in the Black community