Scientist Next Door stands with Ukraine and is against the Russian military invasion. We express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine with our colleagues in Ukrainian University. We praise the courage of the scientists and researchers in Russia who have signed the open letter against the war, which you can find here.

As international community of scientists, SND asks the Universities around the world to welcome Ukrainian refugees and scholars at risk from the countries affected by the war.




Scientist Next Door was founded in March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK. The project was started by Dr Valentina Erastova from the University of Edinburgh, Dr Basile Curchod and Dr Matteo Degiacomi from Durham University.

We are now supported by more than 50 scientists from across the UK and the rest of the world. Initially, we used video calls to connect families and scientists to discuss and discover the science that impacts our daily lives. Each call was tailored around the specific interests of the children and in total, we developed more than 60 activities around various scientific topics.

We are now transforming our activities into in-person free workshops for schools and after school clubs.
The Scientist Next Door project is here to provide us with a platform to share our passion for science and help bring up the next generation of fantastic scientists!

If you are a teacher/educator or a scientist who would like to contribute, please let us know about your school or after school club/scientific interests by filling in either the Institution Sign Up or Scientist Sign Up form below!

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