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Professor Deborah Jin

IOP pays tribute to Professor Deborah Jin

20 September 2016

The IOP’s 2014 Isaac Newton medal winner, Professor Deborah Jin, has died at the age of 47 after developing cancer

Singapore education conference is run jointly by university and IOP

Singapore education conference is run jointly by university and IOP

15 September 2016

Teachers from several countries came to a conference in Singapore organised by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the IOP

IOP celebrates new teacher training scholars

IOP celebrates new teacher training scholars

13 September 2016

Maintaining a work–life balance, using others’ teaching resources and asking for students’ feedback were among the pieces of advice given to 69 of the IOP’s newest teacher training scholars at a celebration event held on 10 September

Physics World September 2016

Take my breath away: analysis of the air exhaled by a cinema audience reveals their emotional responses

31 August 2016

In this month’s Physics World, science writer Stephen Ornes explains how compounds in the breath exhaled by a cinema audience reveal their reactions throughout a film

Three employers receive IOP Best Practice in Professional Development Awards

Three employers receive IOP Best Practice in Professional Development Awards

30 August 2016

Three organisations are to receive Best Practice in Professional Development Awards from the IOP

Groups’ day at IOP generates new ideas for joint activities

Groups’ day at IOP generates new ideas for joint activities

30 August 2016

Around 40 members of the IOP’s special interest groups took part in a day to foster interaction across research disciplines and the event has already generated several plans for joint conferences and meetings in the near future

Holweck Medal and Prize is presented in France

Holweck Medal and Prize is presented in France

30 August 2016

The Holweck Medal and Prize of the French Physical Society and the IOP was presented to Professor Zoran Hadzibabic in Bordeaux, France on 25 August

IOP awards prize at Young Scientists Tanzania competition

IOP awards prize at Young Scientists Tanzania competition

26 August 2016

A project on using a bimetallic strip to detect heat won the IOP's Special Award for Physics at the Young Scientists Tanzania (YST) competition held in Dar es Salaam in August

IOP hails discovery of Earth-like exoplanet in habitable zone of Proxima Centauri
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IOP hails discovery of Earth-like exoplanet in habitable zone of Proxima Centauri

24 August 2016

The IOP has congratulated the team, led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), whose finding of an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting Proxima Centauri was announced today

IOP expresses concern over drop in A-level physics entries

IOP expresses concern over drop in A-level physics entries

18 August 2016

The total number of physics entrants across the UK is down by 2.6% this year, with 943 fewer students taking A-level physics than in 2015

Professor Martin Hendry

Gravitational wave detection ‘comparable to Galileo’

2 August 2016

Observing gravitational waves is as revolutionary as when Galileo first looked through a telescope, says the University of Glasgow’s Professor Martin Hendry

Picture Physics World August 2016

In this month’s Physics World: A bright idea – using LED lightbulbs to create the next revolutionary wireless network

1 August 2016

Harald Haas explains how the humble LED lightbulb could one day replace your WiFi router in this month’s Physics World

Workshop in Tanzania focuses on entrepreneurship

Workshop in Tanzania focuses on entrepreneurship

1 August 2016

Nearly 40 scientists and engineers took part in a workshop in Tanzania on entrepreneurship organised by the IOP

Royal Society awards go to four members of the IOP

Royal Society awards go to four members of the IOP

19 July 2016

Four members of the Institute are to receive awards from the Royal Society (RS), including IOP honorary fellow Professor Becky Parker and three IOP fellows, it was announced today

Open-air lecture on electronics and the brain attracts a crowd in King’s Cross

Open-air lecture on electronics and the brain attracts a crowd in King’s Cross

18 July 2016

Artificial intelligence, supercomputers and the neurons of a shellfish were some of the topics touched on at the IOP’s latest Summer Session held beside the canal in King’s Cross, London, on 13 July

Physics department at Oxford is named as a gender equality champion by the IOP

Physics department at Oxford is named as a gender equality champion by the IOP

12 July 2016

The Department of Physics at the University of Oxford has been named a champion of gender equality in the IOP’s Project Juno initiative

IOP Summer Session digs down into physics and archaeology

IOP Summer Session digs down into physics and archaeology

15 July 2016

Using physics to uncover archaeological secrets and help to reconstruct ancient monuments was the focus of an IOP Summer Session held in Hillsborough on 9 July

MPs and scientists meet at parliament to discuss science after the referendum

MPs and scientists meet at parliament to discuss science after the referendum

11 July 2016

MPs, scientists and speakers from the learned societies discussed “Science After the Referendum: What Next?” at a day in Westminster to bring scientists and parliamentarians together

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IOP hosts Nobel winners for neutrino conference

4 July 2016

The Institute of Physics and Imperial College London are hosting two Nobel Prize-winning physicists for the 27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino2016), held over 4–9 July

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In this month's Physics World: Juno vs Jupiter – the spacecraft battling against the biggest planet in the solar system

4 July 2016

Science writer Stephen Ornes discusses the perilous world that awaits the Juno spacecraft as it arrives at the doorstep of the gaseous giant

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