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IOP expresses concern over drop in A-level physics entries

IOP expresses concern over drop in A-level physics entries

18 August 2016

The total number of physics entrants across the UK is down by 2.6% this year, with 943 fewer students taking A-level physics than in 2015

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Gravitational wave detection ‘comparable to Galileo’

2 August 2016

Observing gravitational waves is as revolutionary as when Galileo first looked through a telescope, says the University of Glasgow’s Professor Martin Hendry

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In this month’s Physics World: A bright idea – using LED lightbulbs to create the next revolutionary wireless network

1 August 2016

Harald Haas explains how the humble LED lightbulb could one day replace your WiFi router in this month’s Physics World

Workshop in Tanzania focuses on entrepreneurship

Workshop in Tanzania focuses on entrepreneurship

1 August 2016

Nearly 40 scientists and engineers took part in a workshop in Tanzania on entrepreneurship organised by the IOP

Royal Society awards go to four members of the IOP

Royal Society awards go to four members of the IOP

19 July 2016

Four members of the Institute are to receive awards from the Royal Society (RS), including IOP honorary fellow Professor Becky Parker and three IOP fellows, it was announced today

Open-air lecture on electronics and the brain attracts a crowd in King’s Cross

Open-air lecture on electronics and the brain attracts a crowd in King’s Cross

18 July 2016

Artificial intelligence, supercomputers and the neurons of a shellfish were some of the topics touched on at the IOP’s latest Summer Session held beside the canal in King’s Cross, London, on 13 July

IOP Summer Session digs down into physics and archaeology

IOP Summer Session digs down into physics and archaeology

15 July 2016

Using physics to uncover archaeological secrets and help to reconstruct ancient monuments was the focus of an IOP Summer Session held in Hillsborough on 9 July

Physics department at Oxford is named as a gender equality champion by the IOP

Physics department at Oxford is named as a gender equality champion by the IOP

12 July 2016

The Department of Physics at the University of Oxford has been named a champion of gender equality in the IOP’s Project Juno initiative

MPs and scientists meet at parliament to discuss science after the referendum

MPs and scientists meet at parliament to discuss science after the referendum

11 July 2016

MPs, scientists and speakers from the learned societies discussed “Science After the Referendum: What Next?” at a day in Westminster to bring scientists and parliamentarians together

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IOP hosts Nobel winners for neutrino conference

4 July 2016

The Institute of Physics and Imperial College London are hosting two Nobel Prize-winning physicists for the 27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino2016), held over 4–9 July

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In this month's Physics World: Juno vs Jupiter – the spacecraft battling against the biggest planet in the solar system

4 July 2016

Science writer Stephen Ornes discusses the perilous world that awaits the Juno spacecraft as it arrives at the doorstep of the gaseous giant

IOP awards Isaac Newton Medal posthumously to Sir Tom Kibble
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IOP awards Isaac Newton Medal posthumously to Sir Tom Kibble

30 June 2016

The Isaac Newton Medal and Prize, the highest accolade offered by the Institute of Physics, has been awarded posthumously to Professor Sir Tom Kibble for his outstanding lifelong commitment to physics

Four IOP members are among the Top 50 Women in Engineering

Four IOP members are among the Top 50 Women in Engineering

28 June 2016

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge and a fellow of the IOP, was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering in a list compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society

Film and TV leaders explain why physicists are welcome in their worlds

Film and TV leaders explain why physicists are welcome in their worlds

27 June 2016

Scientists are playing a greater role than ever as expert advisers in film, television, and video gaming and there is a shortage of people with STEM skills in the sector, according to speakers at a discussion of “Physics and Film” on 21 June

IOP makes statement following the EU referendum
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IOP makes statement following the EU referendum

24 June 2016

The IOP has issued a statement following the outcome of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU

IOP blog explores the political context for physics in Scotland, Wales and Ireland

IOP blog explores the political context for physics in Scotland, Wales and Ireland

17 June 2016

The IOP’s national officers have assessed how science might be affected in Scotland, Wales and Ireland after the recent elections in their nations that brought new administrations into power, and their comments have been published on the IOP’s blog

IOP head of education Charles Tracy gives evidence before select committee

IOP head of education Charles Tracy gives evidence before select committee

14 June 2016

There should be a culture of continuing professional development (CPD) in schools, anyone offering physics CPD should be a chartered physicist and the IOP would welcome a national framework or core curriculum for CPD, the IOP’s head of education, Charles Tracy, told a select committee of MPs in the House of Commons on 8 June

IOP members are recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
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IOP members are recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

13 June 2016

Three IOP members have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours

Atmospheric physicist Joanna Haigh takes on climate change at the IOP

Atmospheric physicist Joanna Haigh takes on climate change at the IOP

9 June 2016

A diverse audience packed a lecture theatre at the IOP’s London centre on 8 June to hear Professor Joanna Haigh explore the Earth’s changing climate

IOP welcomes Sheila Rowan as Scotland’s next chief scientific adviser

IOP welcomes Sheila Rowan as Scotland’s next chief scientific adviser

8 June 2016

IOP fellow Professor Sheila Rowan, whose team contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves, is to be the next chief scientific adviser for Scotland, it was announced today

IOP funds PhD student to write briefing on future financial technology

IOP funds PhD student to write briefing on future financial technology

6 June 2016

Parliament has published a briefing for MPs and peers on issues in financial technology, written by PhD student Sam Bayliss with the help of an IOP-funded fellowship

Higgs pioneer and IOP fellow Sir Thomas Kibble has died
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Higgs pioneer and IOP fellow Sir Thomas Kibble has died

3 June 2016

The IOP has paid tribute to Professor Sir Thomas Kibble, an honorary fellow of the IOP and leading contributor to the theoretical work that led to the discovery of the Higgs boson, who died on 2 June at the age of 83

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Kavli Prize in Astrophysics goes to gravitational waves researchers

2 June 2016

The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics has been awarded to UK physicist Professor Ronald Drever and US professors Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss, for “the direct detection of gravitational waves”

Physics World June 2016

In this month's Physics World: using network science to uncover the truth behind bloodshed, battles and conflict in the Sagas of Icelanders

2 June 2016

Physicists Ralph Kenna and Pádraig Mac Carron discuss how statistical physics could be key to determining the plausibility of the stories outlined in ancient texts

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