Physics is central to our society. The Institute of Physics aims to advance physics for the benefit of all.
1832 Birth of William Crookes, inventor of a vacuum tube, now named after him, in which electrons were first discovered
- 1898 Birth of Carl Hermann, known for his invention of a standardised notation in crystallography
- 1943 Birth of Burt Rutan, the aerospace engineer who designed Voyager, the first aircraft to travel around the world without stopping or refueling, and the privately funded spaceplane SpaceShipOne, the winner of the Ansari X-Prize
- Institute of Physics Blog
The IOP blog highlights daily global physics news and features a closer look at some of the IOP's activities from outreach programmes and national and regional involvement to our international partnerships and interesting research developments.
- Teaching Advanced Physics
The Teaching Advanced Physics (TAP) website contains detailed ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16-19.
- Winners of the Journal of Physics A Best Paper Prize announced
Congratulations to the winners of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical's Best Paper Prize 2012.
- Impact Factor success
The 2011 Impact Factors published by Thomson Reuters, once again show significant growth for many of the journals published by IOP Publishing.