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Physicist behind new quantum phenomena and T-ray detection of cancer receives highest Institute of Physics accolade

2 July 2019

Professor Sir Michael Pepper, the physicist whose fundamental work has led to applied topics such as the development of a new way of detecting skin cancers, has been awarded the Institute of Physics Isaac Newton Medal and Prize - given for world-leading contributions to physics. Read more on our beta site.

Exploring the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists

Scientists must create culture of tolerance to improve LGBT+ retention

26 June 2019

Along with our counterparts at the Royal Society of Chemistry and Royal Astronomical Society, the Institute of Physics recently reached out to the LGBT+ community working in science to ask about the working culture from their perspective, through a survey called Exploring the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists, answered by over a thousand people. The results are published today (26 June 2019). Read more on our beta site.

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IOP at the Primary Science Teacher Awards

25 June 2019

The Institute of Physics was proud to endorse two awards as part of the 2018 Primary Science Teacher Awards. Read more on our beta site.

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