Women in Physics Group

  • We encourage the participation of our members in all activities of the Institute.
  • We provide support to members in progressing their careers by encouraging their professional development.
  • Our committee aims to reflect the varied careers of women physicists in industry, commerce, academia, teaching and research.
  • The Group organises an annual meeting with discussions of topical interest.
  • A regularly produced newsletter keeps members informed.

Our current concerns include:

  • education at primary, secondary and tertiary level
  • women in research and academia - especially those on short-term contracts
  • career breaks
  • career management workshops
  • networking in the UK and Europe

The Women in Physics Group welcomes new members as well as suggestions for future events. Come and join us and help in our discussions.

To socialise, network and find out more about the Women in Physics Group, please like us on Facebook.


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Women Physicists in the Nuclear Industry One Day Event
Organised by the IOP Nuclear Industry Group (NIG) and the IOP Women in Physics Group (WIPG) which took place on 25 April 2018.

Meeting with EPWS, September 2017
Over many years, WiPG was represented by Ann Marks within EPWS – the European Platform for Women in Science.

2017 winner of Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize
Dr Jessica Boland has won the IOP's Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize, which was until last year called the IOP Women in Physics Group's Very Early Career Woman Physicist of the Year Award.

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

Women in Physics Newsletter 2015
This includes a report on ICWIP 2014, details of ICWIP 2017, and a report on the Focus on Women in Light Event

ICWIP UK report 2014, includes announcements for ICWIP 2017 and information on the new Women in Physics Day

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