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Scientists focus on commercial skills at workshop in Ghana

Scientists focus on commercial skills at workshop in Ghana

29 July 2014

Forty delegates from four countries in Africa took part in a workshop on entrepreneurship held at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Ghana on 14–19 July

Dame Athene Donald

Pioneering physicist says an unusual career can bring rewards

25 July 2014

It can be uncomfortable to be a pioneer or in a minority in any field, but “being different can be good”, Prof. Dame Athene Donald told an IOP lecture audience on 24 July

Physicists reveal random nature of metastasis

Physicists reveal random nature of metastasis

18 July 2014

The spreading of a cancerous tumour from one part of the body to another may occur through pure chance instead of key genetic mutations, a new study has shown

International Year of Light 2015

Duke of York to be Patron of International Year of Light

17 July 2014

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is delighted to announce that the Duke of York has agreed to become Patron of the International Year of Light in the UK

IOP prizewinners tour Harwell Campus
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IOP prizewinners tour Harwell Campus

17 July 2014

Four young scientists toured the cutting-edge facilities at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Harwell, on 2 July as part of the reward for their success in the IOP prizes in national science competitions

David Willets

A widely respected science minister steps down

15 July 2014

Following the announcement of David Willetts’ resignation from his ministerial post, the Institute of Physics (IOP) has issued a short statement to express thanks to the former Minister for Science and Universities

LUCID project launch
Credit: Roscosmos

LUCID - Launching tomorrow’s scientists today

10 July 2014

Sixth form students from a state school in Kent are preparing to collect data from their very own radiation detector in space

Innovation awards 2013

Awards for physics-based innovation in 2014

8 July 2014

Four companies receive Innovation Awards from the Institute of Physics (IOP) today, Tuesday 8 July, in recognition of success that they have built on the commercial application of physics

Professor Deborah Jin

Institute of Physics announces 2014 award winners

1 July 2014

The Institute of Physics (IOP) today, Tuesday 1 July 2014, announces this year’s award winners with IOP’s International award, the Isaac Newton Medal, going to Professor Deborah Jin

Physics World July 2014

Physicists shed light on mysterious “dark universe”

1 July 2014

In July’s special issue of Physics World, which is devoted to the “dark universe”, physicists from around the world describe some of the efforts currently being used to understand more about the mysterious dark energy and dark matter that, combined, make up 95% of the universe

Physicsworld.com News

New holographic waveguide augments reality

Thu, 31 Jul

Device overlays digital 3D images in field of view

High-gain optical transistors flipped by just one photon

Wed, 30 Jul

Devices created using Rydberg states of ultracold atoms

Self-assembly and plasmonics could join forces to boost solar energy

Tue, 29 Jul

New method allows 200 fluorescent molecules to be arranged around a gold nanoparticle

New correction to speed of light could explain SN1987 neutrino burst

Mon, 28 Jul

Gravitational effect on virtual particles violates equivalence principle

Paradoxical pigeons are the latest quantum conundrum

Fri, 25 Jul

Electron interferometry could test new quantum effect