31 Best Physics YouTube Channels (Ranked by Popularity)

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We combed through YouTube to find the best channels for people interested in expanding their knowledge about physics. These physics YouTube channels discuss essential topics and exciting ideas in physics. This list is ordered by popularity (highest subscriber count).

1. minutephysics

Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science.

Subscribers: 5,590,000

Views: 514,809,058

Videos: 268

Average Views Per Video: 1,920,930

Joined: Jun 20, 2011

Popular Video: Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain?

2. Physics Girl

Physics Girl is a YouTube channel created by Dianna Cowern that adventures into the physical sciences with experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries. Physics Girl has videos for every atom and eve.

Subscribers: 2,560,000

Views: 206,914,979

Videos: 196

Average Views Per Video: 1,055,689

Joined: Oct 21, 2011

Popular Video: Why This Stuff Costs $2700 Trillion Per Gram – Antimatter at CERN

3. Lectures by Walter Lewin. They will make you ♥ Physics.

This channel contains the complete 8.01x (Physics I: Classical Mechanics), 8.02x (Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism) and 8.03 (Physics III: Vibrations and Waves) lectures as presented by Walter Lewin in the fall of 1999, spring of 2002 and fall of 2004.

Subscribers: 1,420,000

Views: 118,357,152

Videos: 1,323

Average Views Per Video: 89,462

Joined: Feb 7, 2015

Popular Video: When a physics teacher knows his stuff !!

4. Physics Videos by Eugene Khutoryansky

Physics YouTube channel made and run by Eugene Khutoryansky.

Subscribers: 941,000

Views: 66,893,333

Videos: 135

Average Views Per Video: 495,507

Joined: Sep 6, 2011

Popular Video: Drawing the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th dimension

5. Michel van Biezen

This channel contains a complete list of physics videos, as well as hundreds of chemistry, astronomy, math, and mechanical engineering videos. The physics videos explain the fundamental concepts of physics with some easy to follow examples on how to solve physics problems.

Subscribers: 877,000

Views: 166,825,376

Videos: 9,537

Average Views Per Video: 17,493

Joined: Nov 13, 2012

Popular Video: Mechanical Engineering: Particle Equilibrium (11 of 19) Why are Pulleys a Mechanical Advantage?

6. Sixty Symbols

Cool videos about physics and astronomy.

Subscribers: 862,000

Views: 99,166,742

Videos: 379

Average Views Per Video: 261,654

Joined: Feb 13, 2009

Popular Video: Putting your hand in the Large Hadron Collider…

7. Arvin Ash

Complex Questions – Explained Simply, in about 15 minutes. I like to ask and answer BIG questions. We use animations, live videos, simple analogies and narration to explain complex subjects in science, technology, consciousness, and other weighty matters.

Subscribers: 732,000

Views: 59,846,210

Videos: 197

Average Views Per Video: 303,788

Joined: Apr 5, 2018

Popular Video: General Relativity Explained simply & visually

8. Physics Fun

This channel is all about physics. Physics describes the real magic of the universe.

Subscribers: 588,000

Views: 91,373,244

Videos: 113

Average Views Per Video: 808,613

Joined: Jul 20, 2016

Popular Video: Amazing Physics Toys/Gadgets 1

9. Physics Explained

Physics Explained is a channel that explores advanced topics in physics without skimping on the mathematical detail. There is a growing community of independent learners who are keen to explore modern ideas in physics with the aid of mathematical reasoning.

Subscribers: 149,000

Views: 7,456,561

Videos: 19

Average Views Per Video: 392,451

Joined: Oct 11, 2018

Popular Video: What is the Ultraviolet Catastrophe?

10. Doc Schuster

I am one of four passionate physics teachers at Webster Groves High School in St. Louis, MO. I teach AP Physics 1 and 2, but I teach calculus with the class as well, since physics makes no sense without it.

Subscribers: 145,000

Views: 19,576,940

Videos: 501

Average Views Per Video: 39,076

Joined: Oct 23, 2006

Popular Video: Parallel and Series Resistor Circuit Analysis Worked Example using Ohm’s Law Reduction | Doc Physics

11. A Level Physics Online

The ultimate collection of free videos for GCSE and A Level Physics on YouTube! Short lessons cover the science you need to learn for your exams, including experiments and past papers.

Subscribers: 141,000

Views: 15,190,526

Videos: 855

Average Views Per Video: 17,767

Joined: Nov 15, 2014

Popular Video: Diffraction Gratings – A Level Physics

12. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training, and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating the breakthroughs that could transform our future.

Subscribers: 141,000

Views: 19,833,964

Videos: 481

Average Views Per Video: 41,235

Joined: Oct 9, 2009

Popular Video: Neil Turok Public Lecture: The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything

13. Flipping Physics

Real physics education. Learn with Billy, Bobby and Bo. New videos pretty much weekly. Currently working my way through the AP Physics C: Mechanics curriculum.

Subscribers: 110,000

Views: 14,491,826

Videos: 584

Average Views Per Video: 24,815

Joined: Jan 18, 2013

Popular Video: AP Physics 1: Kinematics Review

14. Kathy Loves Physics and History

You never learned *this* in school! I use primary sources and talk about real physics and the real, quirky history to tell you where our scientific universe came from.

Subscribers: 110,000

Views: 6,975,726

Videos: 102

Average Views Per Video: 68,390

Joined: Jun 29, 2017

Popular Video: Physics and History of Why USA uses 120 volts and not 220 volts

15. High School Physics Explained

Physics is a fascinating topic. In this channel I explore that content by providing explanations of various concepts explained in a way that a high school students can grasp.

Subscribers: 78,600

Views: 7,937,094

Videos: 378

Average Views Per Video: 20,998

Joined: Aug 14, 2015

Popular Video: Kepler’s Three Laws Explained

16. Institute of Physics

The IOP is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, with an active role in promoting co-operation in physics around the world. We strive to make physics accessible to people from all backgrounds.

Subscribers: 37,700

Views: 8,504,148

Videos: 505

Average Views Per Video: 16,840

Joined: Mar 7, 2008

Popular Video: The Life Cycle of Stars

17. Quantum Atom Theory

This channel has been set up to promote Quantum Atom Theory an artist theory on the dynamics of light, space and time. This theory explains a 3D geometrical process, based on the Inverse Square Law and the work of people like Newton, Faraday, Einstein and many others.

Subscribers: 36,200

Views: 6,183,298

Videos: 679

Average Views Per Video: 9,107

Joined: Feb 2, 2009

Popular Video: Lifters Antigravity and the Physics of a new Quantum Theory

18. Chris Doner

I am passionate about helping students learn physics more easily, and in particular, assisting students to score high grades on their IB exams. Many, many students have written to me to tell me how they how their achievement levels improved from 2’s and 3’s to 6’s and 7’s.

Subscribers: 24,200

Views: 2,823,474

Videos: 191

Average Views Per Video: 14,783

Joined: Mar 22, 2010

Popular Video: IB Physics: Using Excel to Draw Maximum and Minimum slopes & find uncertainty in slope and intercept

19. Gorilla Physics

GCSE and A Level Physics Revision. Revision videos, teaching videos and exam practice videos.

Subscribers: 23,600

Views: 3,641,212

Videos: 896

Average Views Per Video: 4,064

Joined: Feb 5, 2015

Popular Video: Remarkable 2 vs Supernote A5X vs Boox Note Air 2 – in-depth comparison

20. Int’l Centre for Theoretical Physics

This is the official YouTube channel for the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.

Subscribers: 19,600

Views: 1,453,343

Videos: 564

Average Views Per Video: 2,577

Joined: Nov 16, 2010

Popular Video: Conversation: Salam, Sciama, Witten and Budinich

21. APS Physics

The American Physical Society is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics.

Subscribers: 17,700

Views: 3,712,011

Videos: 1,277

Average Views Per Video: 2,907

Joined: Jul 3, 2012

Popular Video: Raindrop Impact on a Sandy Surface

22. UNSW Physics

The official YouTube channel of UNSW Physics

Subscribers: 13,000

Views: 3,245,543

Videos: 1,684

Average Views Per Video: 1,928

Joined: Mar 19, 2014

Popular Video: Introduction to Lagrangians

23. Graduate Physics

Theoretical / mathematical physics at the graduate level and above. This is NOT a popular science channel. Here you find real theoretical physicists doing real theoretical physics.

Subscribers: 11,500

Views: 1,294,856

Videos: 1,639

Average Views Per Video: 791

Joined: Mar 19, 2014

Popular Video: Erik Verlinde – The Hidden Phase Space of Our Universe

24. Kisembo Academy – PHYSICS

Expect Everything Physics; Experiments, Theories, explanations and calculations on Topics like Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Electricity, Electrostatics, Light, Waves, Magnetism and alternating Currents.

Subscribers: 10,000

Views: 1,042,069

Videos: 410

Average Views Per Video: 2,542

Joined: Feb 16, 2015

Popular Video: What is dimensions of a physical quantity | How to find dimensions | dimensional analysis

25. MU Physics and Astronomy

Videos relating to Physics and Astronomy at Marymount University.

Subscribers: 9,910

Views: 1,095,186

Videos: 295

Average Views Per Video: 3,713

Joined: Nov 9, 2009

Popular Video: Chapter 2 – Motion Along a Straight Line

26. ATLAS Experiment

ATLAS is one of the four major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is a general-purpose particle physics experiment run by an international collaboration and, together with CMS, is designed to exploit the full discovery potential and the huge range of physics opportunities that the LHC provides.

Subscribers: 8,700

Views: 1,375,267

Videos: 111

Average Views Per Video: 12,390

Joined: Jun 19, 2007

Popular Video: Protons Accelerate in LHC and Collide in ATLAS

27. Viken Kiledjian

Welcome to my YouTube page!! I am a professor of Physics and Astronomy at East Los Angeles College. This site presents a compendium of resources available for a person wanting to learn Physics and Astronomy better.

Subscribers: 7,560

Views: 2,911,137

Videos: 1,473

Average Views Per Video: 1,977

Joined: Apr 21, 2008

Popular Video: Moment of Inertia Theory Part 1

28. Oommen George

This channel aims to support the learning of Physics by providing solutions to problems and explaining concepts. Videos are also created that will get viewers interested in the learning of Physics.

Subscribers: 4,290

Views: 672,365

Videos: 531

Average Views Per Video: 1,267

Joined: Nov 18, 2007

Popular Video: Thermodynamics – Problems

29. Brown University Department of Physics

This is the official channel of the Department of Physics at Brown University.

Subscribers: 2,290

Views: 226,607

Videos: 270

Average Views Per Video: 840

Joined: Nov 11, 2016

Popular Video: Update on Planet 9:Formation of Giant Planet Satellites Konstantin Batygin (Caltech)

30. NYU Physics

Subscribers: 2,240

Views: 207,273

Videos: 307

Average Views Per Video: 676

Joined: Sep 16, 2013

Popular Video: Colloquium, November 12th, 2015 — Shining Light on Topological Insulators

31. Little Shop of Physics

Colorado State University’s College of Natural Sciences Little Shop of Physics is a science engagement program which reaches tens of thousands of people every year. Our goal is to make science accessible and teach people that science is something anyone can do.

Subscribers: 1,600

Views: 444,782

Videos: 460

Average Views Per Video: 967

Joined: Sep 14, 2013

Popular Video: Flash Science: Erasing With Heat

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