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Technicians fair

A focus on health and medical physics at IOP technical careers fair

14 February 2020

This week (11 February) the Institute of Physics (IOP), Institute of Physics in Engineering and Medicine (IPEM), and British Institute of Radiology (BIR) hosted a technical careers fair focusing on health and medical physics. Read more on our beta site.

Richard Brock

Stories from physics – the value of storytelling in teaching and learning

11 February 2020

Last Tuesday (4 February), during national storytelling week, Ben Rogers and Richard Brock took to the stage of the IOP’s state of the art theatre as part of national storytelling week. Read more on our beta site.

World of work

IOP hosts launch of Islington Council’s pioneering world of work initiative for schoolchildren

31 January 2020

The Institute of Physics hosted the launch of a new and pioneering programme from Islington Council that will ensure that every child in the borough has 100 hours’ experience of the world of work by the time they are 16. Read more on our beta site.

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PLANCKS competition 8-10 May 2020
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Research into the impacts of discovery science and maths
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Physics following a ‘no deal’ Brexit
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IOP hosts science and technology investment roundtable
The Institute of Physics and Industry Forum co-hosted a roundtable with Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Peter Dowd MP, to discuss Labour’s plans for investment in science and technology.

17 Febuary

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  • 1996 The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission to orbit and land on an asteroid
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