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IOP awards for 2018 include Isaac Newton Medal and Prize for Paul Corkum
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IOP awards for 2018 include Isaac Newton Medal and Prize for Paul Corkum

11 July 2018

Canadian physicist Professor Paul Corkum has been awarded the IOP’s Isaac Newton Medal and Prize – its highest accolade and one of 22 IOP awards to physicists announced today.

Postdoc wins Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

Postdoc wins Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

10 July 2018

A postdoc at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge has won the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize – an IOP award for female physicists in very early career

Scientists and politicians meet at Westminster for Parliamentary Links Day
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Scientists and politicians meet at Westminster for Parliamentary Links Day

29 June 2018

Easing immigration rules for scientists hoping to work in the UK and having more ambitious targets for spending on R&D were major themes at this year’s Parliamentary Links Day on 26 June

IOP engages with the public at the Cally Festival near our future London home

IOP engages with the public at the Cally Festival near our future London home

21 June 2018

Making mobiles, exploring forces and talking on a tin-can telephone were some of the activities on offer when IOP engaged visitors to the Cally Festival on 17 June near our new London home in King’s Cross

Scottish audience hears about IOP and the physics of beer

Scottish audience hears about IOP and the physics of beer

15 June 2018

The physics of beer and what produces and sustains its characteristic head of foam were explored in an IOP event in Glasgow organised for our affiliates and guests in Scotland

Minister launches roll out in Scotland of gender balance programme piloted by IOP

Minister launches roll out in Scotland of gender balance programme piloted by IOP

12 June 2018

Minister in the Scottish Government Shirley-Anne Somerville announced on 7 June that a pilot programme to improve gender balance in STEM learning managed by IOP is to be rolled out across Scotland

Five IOP members receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

Five IOP members receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

11 June 2018

Dr Frances Saunders, an IOP Honorary Fellow who was our President in 2013–15, has been made a Dame in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to science and engineering

IOP President-Elect champions quantum technologies to committee of MPs

IOP President-Elect champions quantum technologies to committee of MPs

8 June 2018

Quantum science is a “uniquely broad endeavour” with potentially huge implications for products and markets, our President-Elect Jonathan Flint told a parliamentary select committee investigating quantum technologies on 5 June

Our Chief Executive presents Rosse Medal at Ireland Spring Meeting
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Our Chief Executive presents Rosse Medal at Ireland Spring Meeting

1 June 2018

PhD student Eileen Courtney won the competition for postgraduate physics communication and was awarded the Rosse Medal at the annual IOP Ireland Spring Meeting held in Limerick on 12 May

Photonics can transform the UK, says IOP report launched on global day of light

Photonics can transform the UK, says IOP report launched on global day of light

31 May 2018

The photonics industry already contributes £13bn to the UK economy and employs 65,000 people, and it has huge potential to revolutionise diverse sectors from satellite communications to healthcare, according to a report launched by IOP with an event on the first International Day of Light

PhD student wins Three Minute Wonder contest with talk on printing jelly

PhD student wins Three Minute Wonder contest with talk on printing jelly

25 May 2018

PhD student Kate Oliver won the grand final of our Three Minute Wonder (3MW) science communication challenge on 22 May with a talk on 3D printing of jelly

IOP welcomes Government’s proposal for pact to maintain deep scientific partnership with the EU
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IOP welcomes Government’s proposal for pact to maintain deep scientific partnership with the EU

24 May 2018

IOP has welcomed the UK Government’s proposal for a science and innovation pact with the EU, published yesterday (23 May)

IOP joins with Royal Opera House to explore the art and science of singing

IOP joins with Royal Opera House to explore the art and science of singing

22 May 2018

The physics of how opera singers make themselves heard above an orchestra and how the length of your vocal tract affects your voice were explored in an evening on The Art and Science of Singing held at the Royal Opera House (ROH) in partnership with IOP on 9 May

IOP and partners address mental health issues in the research community
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IOP and partners address mental health issues in the research community

21 May 2018

Levels of stress and burn-out among academics are as high as for people working in healthcare and social services but only a small percentage actually declare that they have a mental health condition, according to a speaker at a workshop on 11 May supported by IOP and other learned societies

Hope for change held out at summit on tackling gender imbalance

Hope for change held out at summit on tackling gender imbalance

18 May 2018

There is still a “shocking” imbalance between girls and boys in take-up of A-level physics but there are reasons for hope and IOP is taking a leading role in bringing about change, speakers at a major summit to launch our report, Why Not Physics? – A Snapshot of Girls’ Uptake at A-level, said yesterday

Seven IOP members become Fellows of the Royal Society
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Seven IOP members become Fellows of the Royal Society

9 May 2018

Six of our Fellows – plus CERN Director-General Dr Fabiola Gianotti, who is an IOP Honorary Fellow – have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society (RS), it was announced today

IOP report and summit tackle gender equity in the classroom

IOP report and summit tackle gender equity in the classroom

17 May 2018

IOP and the National Grid today brought together high-profile speakers and policymakers at a major summit to launch the Institute’s new report, Why Not Physics? – A Snapshot of Girls’ Uptake at A-level

IOP asks you to act to stay in touch as new data law comes closer
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IOP asks you to act to stay in touch as new data law comes closer

23 April 2018

In May, new legislation about how organisations use your personal information comes into force. This means we need your support to allow us to keep in touch with you

Welsh Government renews funding for IOP’s Stimulating Physics Network

Welsh Government renews funding for IOP’s Stimulating Physics Network

1 May 2018

IOP is delighted to announce the renewal of Welsh Government funding for its Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) project, providing professional development to teachers of physics across Wales

Early-career physicists gain a new voice with launch of IOP group

Early-career physicists gain a new voice with launch of IOP group

12 April 2018

IOP’s new Early Career Members Group (ECM Group) was launched with a reception on 5 April, with founding members pledging to make it a voice for early-career physicists and a focus for networking, collaboration and mentoring

Universities in the north west take the IOP Undergraduate Challenge

Universities in the north west take the IOP Undergraduate Challenge

6 April 2018

Twenty students from three universities in the north west of England took part in a Physics Undergraduate Challenge organised by IOP on 21 March

IOP launches STEM activities for RAF centenary

IOP launches STEM activities for RAF centenary

6 April 2018

IOP has teamed up with the Historical Association to launch a series of videos and STEM activities for schools and youth groups as part of the Royal Air Force centenary celebrations

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