Physics is central to our society. The Institute of Physics aims to advance physics for the benefit of all.
1918 Birth of Abraham Pais, whose ideas, along with those of Murray Gell-Mann, led to the idea of the quantum number now called "strangeness"
- 1961 Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to perform a flyby of another planet as it passes Venus; however it fails to return any data having previously lost contact with Earth
- 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.