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

Capital Physics Project

Project to improve A-level physics attainment secures funding to continue

28 January 2016

A project run by the IOP to improve A-level physics attainment at 66 London schools can continue until at least August 2017, following a further injection of funding

Planet 9

Evidence of ninth planet orbiting our sun is announced in journal jointly published with IOPP

21 January 2016

Evidence of a new planet in our solar system orbiting 20 times further from the Sun than Neptune has been announced in The Astronomical Journal, published jointly by IOP Publishing and the American Astronomical Society


IOP engages science teachers at annual education conference

18 January 2016

Everything from workshops that included building jelly baby wave machines to a lecture on research-based practice in teaching was provided by the IOP at this year’s Association for Science Education conference

IOP presents prize at young scientists’ exhibition in Ireland

IOP presents prize at young scientists’ exhibition in Ireland

14 January 2016

The IOP presented a prize for the physics project that it judged to be the best at Ireland’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, held in Dublin on 6-9 January

John Barrow

Royal Astronomical Society medals go to IOP members

8 January 2016

IOP fellow Professor John Barrow has been awarded the Gold Medal in Astronomy of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) – this and the Gold Medal in Geophysics are the society’s highest honours News

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