Ever been confused by all the letters and squiggles used by scientists?
Hopefully this site will unravel some of those mysteries.
Sixty Symbols is a collection of videos by experts from The University of Nottingham.
It's worth noting many symbols have multiple uses and we somtimes tackle them from an unexpected viewpoint.
Click on "gamma" and you'll find a professor of physics talking about cricket balls... Click on "rho" and we're stuffing paperclips into coffee cups.
And sometimes - when there's no symbol to tell a story - well, we just make one up!
Whatever symbol you choose, we hope you'll find something interesting and curious.
Or if there's a symbol you'd like explained, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can leave comments on our YouTube channel at
We've also got a great site about chemistry at www.periodicvideos.com
Or go behind the scenes with scientists at our other site www.test-tube.org.uk
Thanks for visiting.
PS: You may have noted more than sixty symbols on our homepage. That's because when we finished, everyone asked for more. We're currently working on the second sixty!
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