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IOP launches new five-year strategy

26 February 2015

The IOP has published a document setting out the direction it will take over the next five years

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  • 1930 Birth of Leon Neil Cooper, who developed a theory explaining superconductivity along with John Bardeen and John Robert Schrieffer, for which the trio were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1972
  • 1939 Birth of Daniel C Tsui, the solid-state physicist awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for discoveries relating to the quantum Hall effect
  • 1948 Birth of Steven Chu, the 12th US Secretary of Energy and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for cooling and trapping atoms with laser light
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