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A-level entries rise

Physics A-level entries back on the rise

17 August 2017

Entries to physics A-level are up this year amid an overall decline in the number of students taking A-levels

Students and teachers learn about entrepreneurship together at workshop in Tanzania

Students and teachers learn about entrepreneurship together at workshop in Tanzania

14 August 2017

From the 1–4 August the IOP and the physics department at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in Tanzania ran an introduction to entrepreneurship workshop for 70 students from 13 schools in Dar es Salaam. The workshop was supported by Nature Publishing and the Optical Society

Physics World August 2017 cover

August issue of Physics World looks at friendships and rivalries between sibling scientists

1 August 2017

Who inspired you to study physics? Perhaps you had a great teacher or a supportive parent. But how might it feel if you’ve got a sibling who’s also into the subject? Would they be your rival or would the two of you support and nurture each other?

Physicists back new group for entrepreneurs and physics-based businesses

Physicists back new group for entrepreneurs and physics-based businesses

31 July 2017

Physicists in business and industry gave strong support to the idea of forming a new IOP special-interest group for entrepreneurs and physics-based companies when they gathered for a town meeting on 27 July

Physics students draw eminent speakers to their UK and Ireland conference
Kyaw Swar

Physics students draw eminent speakers to their UK and Ireland conference

28 July 2017

Around 180 students from all over the UK and Ireland took part in this year’s Conference of Physics and Astronomy Students (CAPS’17), held at University College London (UCL) on 27–30 June

Malala

Malala advocates education for all at Women in Physics conference

21 July 2017

Internationally renowned activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai spoke at the International Conference on Women in Physics in Birmingham on 20 July

Two IOP fellows are awarded Royal Society medals
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Two IOP Fellows are awarded Royal Society medals

19 July 2017

Two IOP Fellows have been awarded medals by the Royal Society (RS), with Dr Paul Corkum receiving one of three Royal Medals – among the RS’s premier awards and made on behalf of the Queen each year

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

IOP president confers medal upon Jocelyn Bell Burnell

18 July 2017

The President’s Medal of the IOP was conferred on Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell in a ceremony yesterday during the International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP) in Birmingham

Physics department at Durham is awarded Juno Champion status by the IOP
University of Durham

Physics department at Durham is awarded Juno Champion status by the IOP

14 July 2017

The University of Durham’s Department of Physics has been recognised as a champion of gender equality in the IOP’s Project Juno initiative

Members approve biggest change to IOP’s membership in more than 60 years

Members approve biggest change to IOP’s membership in more than 60 years

14 July 2017

We are pleased to announce that our proposed changes to the IOP membership structure and fees have been approved

Norman Lamb MP

IOP welcomes new chair of Commons Science and Technology Committee

13 July 2017

Norman Lamb was yesterday elected by the House of Commons to be the Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, and will take up the position formally when the remaining members of the Committee are nominated by the House in the coming weeks

Top-level Chinese delegation meets senior UK figures in visit hosted by the IOP
Andrew Hendry

Top-level Chinese delegation meets senior UK figures in visit hosted by the IOP

13 July 2017

A high-level delegation from the Chinese Physical Society (CPS) came to the UK at the invitation of the IOP for a four-day visit on 4–7 July

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