There are reasons girls don’t study physics – and they don’t include not liking maths

A girl asleep holding a physics book.

Research finds that girls often do not feel “clever enough” to decide to study physics. Image: Unsplash/Sumeet B

Olivia Keenan
SEPnet Director of Outreach and Public Engagement, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London
Jen Gupta
Senior Public Engagement and Outreach Fellow, University of Portsmouth
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Girls and boys achieve similar results in physics. Image: Pixabay/Geralt

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