Be at the heart of the physics community by joining one of the Institute’s member-led groups.
Joining a group is the means for you as a member to be part of the physics community and to take 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 around 50 groups that cover a wide range of subjects including:
- Specialist areas of physics research and its application, such as the High Energy Particle Physics Group or the Plasma Physics Group
- Professional aspects of physicists working in industry, such as the Nuclear Industry Group
- Wider issues that relate to physics and society like the Higher Education Group or Physics Communicators Group
- Some groups are organised jointly with other societies with similar interests, for example the Polymer Physics Group is a joint group with the Royal Society of Chemistry
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
Any queries regarding IOP groups should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.