John S. Biggins
John S. Biggins


TCM Group
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0HE
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1223 3 37360


I lecture the Cambridge 1st year physics course on oscillations. The slides for the course can be found here, and the notes are here.

I examine and run examples classes for the third year class Theoretical Physics 1. The informal course website, with many years of exam questions and solutions, is here.

I am also very interested in teaching and inspiring bright students towards the end of their school careers. I have written and taught summer-courses on special relativity, energy and momentum and sustainable development for this age group and give half-day outreach sessions on chain fountains and the physics of rugby. I also coach the British team for the International Physics Olympiad on special relativity and electromagnetism, and act as a consultant for the isaac-physics MOOC.

I gave a plenary lecture about the Cambridge approach to teaching science (the natural sciences tripos) at the Chalmers initiative seminar "at the interface between life and matter". The slides can be downloaded here.

I supervise undergraduates in electromagnetism, classical dynamics and thermodynamics at Cambridge University.