Mind-controlled robotic arm
Credit: Journal of Neural Engineering

Thumbs-up for mind-controlled robotic arm

17 December 2014

A paralysed woman who controlled a robotic arm using just her thoughts has taken another step towards restoring her natural movements by controlling the arm with a range of complex hand movements

The Theory of Everything
Credit: Universal Pictures
Comet landing
Credit: ESA ATG medialab

All news  


RSS Feed

Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials (MSM-XIX)
Abstract submission deadline: 29 December 2014

42nd IOP Plasma Physics Conference
Abstract submission deadline: 12 January 2015

Magnetism 2015
Abstract submission deadline: 16 January 2015

Institute of Physics survey
Help the Institute build up a clearer picture of the physics being conducted in workplaces in the UK and Ireland by completing this short survey. (Deadline: 19 December)

Physics of Emergent Behaviour conference
Science Museum, 9-10 July 2015

LSE Branch events: spring 2015
Our lectures are free to all and last about one hour. Please register for the London lectures online.

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2015
£25,000 funding and mentor support for physics teacher training. Applications now open.

Einstein Explained
A talk on relativity by Tim James. Northgate High School, Ipswich, 4 Dec.

December 20

  • 1951 A nuclear power plant in Idaho, USA becomes the first to generate electricity, powering four lightbulbs
  • 1901 Birth of Robert Van Der Graaff, the physicist and inventor after whom the generator common to school physics labs is named
  • Physics in Perspective
    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at from our lecture series, you may even learn a thing or two

  • Schools lecture series
    The schools lectures feature topics from the Olympics to rock music. Plenty of physics to learn too!

Fundraising campaign

We have launched the first comprehensive fundraising initiative for the Institute of Physics.

Find out more

Follow us!/PhysicsNews

International Year of Light

Other IOP websites

More than a physics publisher

News, views and information for the global physics community

Your guide to physics on the web

A platform for IOP-hosted journal content

Jobs at the Institute of Physics

Jobs for physicists in a wide range of academic and industrial sectors

The meeting, training and entertaining place in central London