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IOP takes a fresh approach to improving gender balance in physics

IOP takes a fresh approach to improving gender balance in physics

27 March 2017

The failure of numerous initiatives to make a “revolutionary” impact on girls’ uptake of physics has led the IOP to take a new approach outlined in its report, Improving Gender Balance: reflections on the impact of interventions in schools, IOP head of education Charles Tracy said at its launch

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Trip to Bletchley Park
The first USN trip of the year was on Sunday 12 February, to Bletchley Park

Ann Marks memorial lecture and prize
On 6th March 2017 the IOP Merseyside branch celebrated the contribution to physics of Ann Marks MBE FInstP, who sadly passed away end of last year.

3 min wonder
Registration is now open! Open to all early career physics researchers in academia and industry. Register now. £250 prize up for grabs.

International Workshop on Computational Nanotechnology
Early registration deadline: 31 March 2017

Joint App and HEPP Annual Conference
Registration deadline: 3 April 2017

Rugby Meeting, June 8
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