Be at the heart of the physics community by joining one of the Institute’s member-led groups.

Joining a group feeds your passion for physics and allows you to be part of the physics community, taking part in activities in your particular areas of interest. Visit the IOP blog to find out why joining a group could benefit your career.

The Institute has 48 groups that cover a wide range of subjects, a full list of groups can be found here.

What do groups do?
Groups have individual programmes, reflecting the needs of their members. Their activities include:

  • Arranging conferences, seminars and workshops for their members and others
  • Producing newsletters to keep their members in touch with the latest developments in their field
  • Promoting interaction between physicists working in industry and research, providing opportunities for networking and a forum for meeting and discussion
  • Awarding bursaries to help research students attend conferences via the Research Student Conference Fund
  • Providing information on relevant meetings organised by other bodies
  • Awarding prizes in their area

Why join a group?
Groups build a strong community, enabling you to make connections and engage in thought-provoking discussions. As part of a Group you with have opportunities to advance and drive the physics discipline forward as well as a way of developing supportive relationships.

How do I join a group?
To join a group you need to be a member of the IOP. You can find out more about the different member grades and how to join on our membership pages.

If you are already an IOP member then you can join a Group through the MyIOP membership portal. Select ‘change my groups’ from the option on the left menu. There is no limit to the number of groups you can join and there is no fee.

If you have any queries regarding IOP groups please email or call 020 7470 4860

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The Astroparticle Physics Group
December 2016 newsletter is now available to read

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize (previously the Very Early Career Female Physicist Award)
Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize The Institute of Physics Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize 2017 for exceptional early career contributions to physics by a very early career female researcher is now open. All entries must be received by 31 January 2017.

Save the date
Particle Accelerators and Beams group AGM on 7 April

Latest Particle Accelerators and Beams Group newsletter now available

ICWIP 2017 (be a member of the UK team)
Be a member of the UK team at the International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP) 16-20 July 2017, University of Birmingham, UK

Winter newsletter now available from the Computational Physics Group

Group Prize final
and keynote talk by Graham Farmelo

Energy Group newsletter, May issue now online.

NMRDG Christmas meeting
15 December. 50 years of Progress in NMR Spectroscopy: special meeting with distinguished invited speakers

BRSG Christmas Meeting
Institute of Physics, London. The meeting will bring together solid-state NMR researchers with crystallographers and modellers to present research of common interest.

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