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Unlocking the future IOP strategy 2019-2023

The Institute of Physics announces ambitious new strategy and

18 July 2019

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced an ambitious new strategy to transform the physics landscape for the UK and Ireland, and ensure a thriving physics eco-system that will contribute to innovation, discovery, research, growth and debate in the UK, Ireland and beyond. Read more on our beta site.

Michael Pepper

Physicist behind new quantum phenomena and T-ray detection of cancer receives highest Institute of Physics accolade

2 July 2019

Professor Sir Michael Pepper, the physicist whose fundamental work has led to applied topics such as the development of a new way of detecting skin cancers, has been awarded the Institute of Physics Isaac Newton Medal and Prize - given for world-leading contributions to physics. Read more on our beta site.

Exploring the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists

Scientists must create culture of tolerance to improve LGBT+ retention

26 June 2019

Along with our counterparts at the Royal Society of Chemistry and Royal Astronomical Society, the Institute of Physics recently reached out to the LGBT+ community working in science to ask about the working culture from their perspective, through a survey called Exploring the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists, answered by over a thousand people. The results are published today (26 June 2019). Read more on our beta site.

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