Physics and sustainability

Physics research comes with an environmental cost. It can also have many benefits. This ongoing collection brings together articles from Nature Reviews journals about how physicists can contribute to environmental sustainability – both by working on questions that have direct relevance to sustainability goals and understanding Earth’s climate, but also by changing the ways physicists work.

Illustration of a forest made of physics concepts, including Dirac cone apples, orbital flowers and a skyrmion hedgehog.


  • Zoe Budrikis

    Senior editor, Nature Reviews Physics

Making physics sustainable

Physics for sustainability

Physics of Earth’s climate