About us

The Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. We are a charitable organisation with a worldwide membership of more than 50,000, working together to advance physics education, research and application.

We engage with policymakers and the general public to develop awareness and understanding of the value of physics and, through IOP Publishing, we are world leaders in professional scientific communications.

In September 2013, we launched our first fundraising campaign. Our campaign, Opportunity Physics, offers you the chance to support the work that we do.

Opportunity Physics

Fundraising campaign

Opportunity Physics

Learn more about Opportunity Physics, our first comprensive fundraising intiative.

Awards

Institute of Physics awards

The President's medal

These awards exist to recognise and reward outstanding achievements by physicists in their respective fields

Governance

The Institute is a charity registered in England and Wales (no. 293851) and Scotland (no. SC040092).

Governance 

Support and grants

Sources of funding from the Institute of Physics

Support and grants 

Royal Charter

The Institute acquired the Royal Charter in 1970

Royal Charter 

International

Making an impact internationally

International 

Jobs at the IOP

Vacancies at the Institute of Physics

Jobs at the IOP 

Institute history

A brief history of the Institute of Physics

Institute history 



Other IOP websites


More than a physics publisher


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Related information

Publications

For physics, for physicists, for all

An overview of the Institute of Physics and our activities in 2012

Physics in Action

Annual report 2010