Nuclear Physics Group

This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest. Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.

About the group

As a special interest, member-driven group, we are interested in supporting:

  • promising early physics careers
  • nuclear physics researchers in industry
  • nuclear physics researchers in universities
  • students who are attending nuclear physics events
  • Institute members with an interest in nuclear physics

What the group does

We promote activities for the nuclear physics community including:

  • outreach
  • resources for teachers 
  • talks to the general public
  • meetings and conferences

Would you like to join this group?

Group physics prizes and competitions

Nuclear Physics Early Career Researcher Prize

The annual prize is for a promising early career scientist with not more than five years research experience who has made an outstanding contribution to nuclear physics. 

The prize is £300. The winner is invited to present their work at the annual IOP Nuclear Physics Conference.

You can be nominated if you:

  • work in the nuclear industry
  • work in the applications of nuclear physics 
  • have less than five years research experience 
  • are a student nominating themselves with the support of your supervisor

Your postgraduate and postdoctoral work is included in the qualifying period of a maximum of five years research experience.

What is not included in the maximum five year qualifying period:

  • career breaks
  • pastime study
  • time employed in unrelated physics-based research. Please include a brief career history if this is the case



Kara Lynch

The University of Manchester


Liam Gaffney

University of Liverpool


Matthew Reed

University of Surrey


Edward Simpson

University of Surrey

Group events

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February 2011 (PDF, 183 KB)

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