Physics for Development

Supporting Physics in the Developing World

As part of its international program, the IOP aims to support physicists and physics teachers through various projects in developing countries around the world.

IOP’s mission is to advance physics in order to further understanding of the physical world and its application for economic and social benefit; to promote interest and participation in physics across society as a whole; and to support and involve physicists throughout their education and careers.

Traditionally the focus of the Institute’s activities has been on the UK and Ireland. However, it is clear that physics is a global enterprise, and that there is a good case for IOP to look beyond national boundaries in pursuit of its strategic goals. In particular, there is significant potential for IOP to make a difference by advancing physics in the developing world.

last edited: February 20, 2014