Wiki Scientist

Expand physics on Wikipedia

Equipping physicists to update Wikipedia, elevate underrepresented physicists, and improve access to physics knowledge for all.
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Wiki Scientist trains physicists to update Wikipedia to share the accomplishments of women and other underrepresented groups in physics, improve the public’s access to physics knowledge and grow as science communicators.

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Types of Wiki Scientist events

Wiki Scientist Courses

Edit Wikipedia and Wikidata to tell the stories of women and other underrepresented groups in physics.

Wiki Scientist Edit-a-thons

Edit-a-thons bring physicists together to learn to edit and write Wikipedia pages to elevate women and other underrepresented groups in physics.

Wiki Scientist successes

Through our courses and edit-a-thons, we have trained hundreds of physicists to creat and update hundreds of Wikipedia pages on groundbreaking physicists with millions of viewers.

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Wiki Scientist has trained 122 participants to edit Wikipedia.

New articles

Our participants have created 98 new Wikipedia articles.

Edited articles

Our participants have edited 667 Wikipedia articles.


Our participants have added 2,790 references to Wikipedia articles.


Articles created and updated through our courses have recieved 44.1 million views.

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Credit: Wiki Education Foundation

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APS partners with WikiEdu on the Wiki Scientist initiative.
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