Seedlings from space find a place to grow at the IOP

28 April 2016

The IOP is nurturing some rocket seedlings that started life on the International Space Station as part of a UK-wide experiment

Industry leaders speak up for photonics at Year of Light event in parliament

Industry leaders speak up for photonics at Year of Light event in parliament

28 April 2016

Photonics industry leaders met MPs and peers on 20 April to highlight the importance of the sector and call for action to maximise its strengths in a legacy event of the International Year of Light (IYL)

What does a physicist look like?

What does a physicist look like?

27 April 2016

About 10% of Institute members responding to an IOP diversity survey identified as black or ethnic minority (BME), 9% declared a disability, and around 28% were female, according to results presented in the IOP publication What does a physicist look like?

Ballot box

IOP makes the case for physics ahead of Welsh, Scottish and Irish elections

25 April 2016

The IOP has put the case for sustained investment in physics at all levels in advance of elections for the Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly on 5 May

Sir David MacKay

IOP pays tribute to Sir David MacKay

20 April 2016

The IOP has paid tribute to Sir David MacKay, a fellow of the Institute, former chief scientific adviser to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and author, who died on 14 April

Physics in food summit

Physics in food summit looks for new ideas in collaboration with industry

18 April 2016

A Physics in Food Manufacturing Summit was held by the IOP on 15 April to launch a year-long programme to foster new collaborations between industry and academia


Stimulating Physics Network expands in Wales and is renewed until March 2017

14 April 2016

The Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) in Wales has quadrupled in size this academic year and has now been granted further funding to continue supporting science teachers in schools until March 2017


IOP grants help researchers who want to look at how undergraduates are taught physics

13 April 2016

Research groups at three universities will soon submit applications to study aspects of undergraduate physics education after receiving grants from the IOP to help them to develop their bids

Roy Sambles

UK economy cannot thrive without more physics graduates, IOP president tells professors

30 March 2016

The UK is dependent on physics departments producing enough well-qualified graduates and without them the economy of the country is doomed in the long term, IOP president Professor Roy Sambles told physics professors gathered for the Physics Forum on 3 March

Disabled students in science

Conference focuses on removing barriers facing disabled students in science

29 March 2016

More must be done to remove the barriers preventing disabled people from entering careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM), especially as the Disabled Students Allowance is about to end and the onus will be on universities to support disabled students, a conference heard on 17 March News

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