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Funding applications open for IOP’s Africa-UK Physics Partnership Programme

Programme will build physics research and innovation capacity in seven sub-Saharan African countries to tackle global weather and sustainable energy challenges.…

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Highlights from the Celebration of Physics

A selection of photos from the Celebration of Physics held at Silverstone on 5 June 2024.…

Filtered topic Particle and nuclear
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Charmonium’s onion-like structure is revealed by new calculations

Prediction could be tested by upcoming Electron-Ion Collider…

Filtered topic Optics and photonics
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New diffractive camera hides images from view

Technology based on diffractive optical process offers alternative to traditional encryption…

Filtered topic Materials
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Sliding ferroelectrics offer fast, fatigue-free switching

Two new studies show that unconventional ferroelectric materials can endure many switching cycles without losing their ferroelectric properties…

Filtered topic Optics and photonics
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New titanium:sapphire laser is tiny, low-cost and tuneable

Energy efficient and integrated device is pumped by an LED…

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Optical Group Doctoral Thesis Prize

The Optical Group Doctoral Thesis Prize recognises outstanding graduate students in the field of optics and photonics. The prize winner receives £150 with £100 to be divided between runners-up.…

Filtered topic Environment and energy
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Satellites burning up in the atmosphere may deplete Earth’s ozone layer

Pollution from decommissioned satellites re-entering the atmosphere poses a risk to the Earth’s protective ozone layer …