The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific membership society working to advance physics for the benefit of all.
We have a worldwide membership of more than 50,000, from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their fields in academia, business, education and government.
Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.
Alongside professional support for our members, we engage with policymakers and the public to increase awareness and understanding of the value that physics holds for all of us.
Our subsidiary company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in scientific communications, publishing journals, ebooks, magazines and websites globally.
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The IOP Awards recognise and reward excellence in people and teams who have made outstanding and exceptional contributions to the strength of physics. The call for nominations for 2017 Awards is open from now until 31 January 2017