Leonardo exhibition

New exhibition explores the mechanical genius of Leonardo Da Vinci

12 February 2016

Though we now understand that Leonardo da Vinci was not an isolated genius, he had extraordinary vision and was “right up there with the great inventors like James Watt”, art historian Professor Martin Kemp said on the eve of a new exhibition about him at the Science Museum


IOP hails the detection of gravitational waves by international collaboration

11 February 2016

The IOP congratulated the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) teams as it was announced today that gravitational waves have been detected for the first time by a collaboration involving scientists from several countries including the UK

IOP welcomes focus on physics teacher shortage in National Audit Office report

IOP welcomes focus on physics teacher shortage in National Audit Office report

10 February 2016

A National Audit Office (NAO) report has highlighted the shortage of specialist physics teachers in England, with the IOP issuing a response following publication of the report today

Professor Sir Tejinder Virdee

Applications invited for Africa projects grant scheme

10 February 2016

The Institute is awarding grants for IOP members and others to help to support STEM development in Africa, thanks to a donation from award-winning physicist Sir Tejinder Virdee

Climate change will delay transatlantic flights

Climate change will delay transatlantic flights

10 February 2016

Planes flying between Europe and North America will be spending more time in the air due to the effects of climate change, a new study has shown


IOP names two more university departments as gender equality champions

5 February 2016

The physics departments at the University of Manchester and the Open University have been named as champions of gender equality by the IOP

Seagull and deckchairs

Recent summer temperatures in Europe are likely the warmest of the last two millennia

1 February 2016

Most of Europe has experienced strong summer warming over the course of the past several decades, accompanied by severe heat waves in 2003, 2010 and 2015. New research now puts the current warmth in a 2100-year historical context using tree ring information and historical documentary evidence to derive a new European summer temperature reconstruction

Jo Johnson

Jo Johnson fields questions on funding and an EU Brexit at the Royal Institution

29 January 2016

The UK’s future security as a knowledge economy hinges on the decision of whether or not to leave the EU, universities and science minister Jo Johnson told an audience at the Royal Institution on 27 January

Prince Andrew

Duke of York closes International Year of Light in the UK at gala celebration

29 January 2016

A day of educational events and an evening celebration and laser show were held on 27 January to mark the end of the International Year of Light (IYOL) in the UK


Lab in a Lorry in Scotland is donated for use at the Dundee Science Centre

28 January 2016

The IOP’s mobile science laboratory in Scotland – Lab in a Lorry (LIAL) – has been donated to the Dundee Science Centre and was officially handed over on 26 January News

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