Publications: 2012

Publications and reports from the Institute of Physics during 2012

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Learning to teach physics: NQTs
A guide to support for Newly Qualified Physics and Science Teachers
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For physics, for physicists, for all
An overview of the Institute of Physics and our activities in 2012
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Higgs boson poster
The who, what and why of the journey to discovery
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Becoming a Juno Practitioner
This guide provides practical details and good practice information to help you, as a physics department or school, achieve your goal of obtaining Juno Practitioner
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The Importance of Physics to the Irish Economy
The fruits of physics research are at the heart of innovation in Ireland, and the physics-based businesses that depend on this research and the trained people that it creates can drive the Irish economy into the future
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The Importance of Physics to the Northern Irish Economy
The future of Northern Ireland lies in physics. Whether through the high-level skills of physics-trained workers or the industry of physics-based businesses, the economy of Northern Ireland needs physics if it is to prosper
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The Importance of Physics to the Scottish Economy
Physics is central to the Scottish economy
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A Review of UK Nuclear Physics Research
The review looks at contemporary UK Nuclear Physics: the questions it addresses, the facilities needed to answer them and the applications of science.
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The Importance of Physics to the UK Economy
Physics is central to the UK economy. Whether through the application of novel research and technologies, or through the skills and abilities of physics-trained workers, physics drives businesses and innovation
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Gravitating towards physics: How will higher fees affect the choices of prospective physics students?
Recent government changes to UK higher-education funding mean that many English universities will charge tuition fees of nearly £9000 from the academic year 2012/13
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It's Different for Girls
A report looking at data from the National Pupil Database comparing boys' and girls' choices of science A-levels and the influence of their GCSE schools on these choices
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Guide to 2013 Teacher Training Scholarships
The IOP Teacher Training Scholarships scheme rewards outstanding individuals wishing to embark on physics initial teacher training
Physics at University
Physics at university: your essential guide
A guide for post-16 students considering physics at university
PhysicsWorks: Physics at your fingertips
PhysicsWorks: Physics at your fingertips
How touchscreens are transforming communication and commerce
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A year of growth
Comprehensive statistics and description of the IOP's activities last year. 

 

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Statistical Report: Accepted Applicants to Degree Courses in UK Higher Education Institutions
This report presents an overview of applicants and accepted applicants to degree courses in UK higher education institutions in physics and a number of other selected other subjects.
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Black Holes: An essential component of our universe
Black holes provide an important tool for probing and testing the fundamental laws of the universe.
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PhysicsWorks: how physics drives the supermarket industry
Physics technologies are at the heart of modern supermarket checkouts and stock-management systems.
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The Career Paths of Physics Graduates
This report gives authoritative data for the first time on the paths physics graduates have taken as they started out on their careers.
Statistical Bulletin May 2012
Statistical Report: Degree-Course Destinations of Accepted Applicants with Physics and Mathematics A-level or Scottish Higher 2006-11
This report presents an overview of the course destinations of accepted applicants to higher-education first-degree courses who hold combinations of physics, mathematics and/or further mathematics A-level, or combinations of physics and/or mathematics Scottish Higher.
Plasma Visions Report
UK Plasma Visions: The state of the matter
This report was prepared by the IOP Plasma Physics Group. It describes the breadth and impact of plasma science, defines new challenges for the community and identifies potential strategies for meeting these challenges.
Statistical Report: Physics Students in UK
Statistical Report: Physics Students in UK Higher Education Institutions
This report presents an overview of the students on first-degree, masters and doctoral programmes in physics and a number of selected other subjects in UK higher education institutions.
Statistical Report: Research Income of Physics Cost Centres in UK Higher Education Institutions
This report presents data on the research income of UK Higher Education Institutions’ physics cost centres
Bibliometric evaluation and international benchmarking of the UK’s physics research
This report analyses the performance of UK Physics research
Love Physics – Pass on the Passion and Teach
Our guide to physics teacher training
Statistical Report: Academic Physics Staff in UK Higher Education Institutions
This report presents an overview of academic physics staff in UK higher education institutions (HEIs) and a number of selected other cost centres
Information Practices in the Physical Sciences
Collaborative yet independent: Information Practices in the Physical Sciences
This report uses seven case studies to understand how researchers in the physical sciences find, access, use and share information
The classroom and beyond
Education support and activities 2012
Pocket Physics
Pocket Physics
A handy guide for bright stars. Essential revision notes, with units and data for all post-16 students of physics