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Launch of the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund

22 March 2019

On Tuesday 19 March the IOP celebrated the launch of the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund the Fund. The IOP’s Chief Operating Officer Rachel Youngman reflects on the ideas behind the fund and why it is an important step forward for physics research in the UK and Ireland. Read more on our beta site.

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IOP and Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell launch new fund to encourage greater diversity in physics

19 March 2019

The Institute of Physics and leading physicist Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will today (Tuesday 19 March) launch a new PhD scholarship fund to encourage greater diversity in physics. Read more on our Beta site.

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International Women’s Day words of wisdom for girls and women thinking of a physics career

11 March 2019

This International Women’s Day we asked our Twitter community what advice they’d give to girls and women looking to go into a physics career. Here are their words of wisdom. Read more on our beta site.

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