About us

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The Institute of Physics is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. We inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics.

We work with a range of partners to support and develop the teaching of physics in schools; we encourage innovation, growth and productivity in business including addressing significant skills shortages and we provide evidence-based advice and support to governments across the UK and in Ireland.

Our members come from across the physics community whether in industry, academia, the classroom, technician roles or in training programmes as an apprentice or a student. However our reach goes well beyond our membership to all who have an interest in physics and the contribution it makes to our culture, our society and the economy.

We are a world-leading science publisher and are proud to be a trusted and valued voice for the physics community.

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Opportunity Physics

Opportunity Physics

Opportunity Physics

Learn more about Opportunity Physics, our first comprehensive fundraising initiative

Awards

Institute of Physics Awards

The President's medal

The IOP awards recognise and reward excellence in people and teams who have made outstanding and exceptional contributions to the strength of physics. The call for nominations for 2019 Awards is open from now until 31 January 2019.

Governance

The Institute is a charity registered in England and Wales (no. 293851) and Scotland (no. SC040092).

Governance 

Royal Charter

The Institute acquired the Royal Charter in 1970

Royal Charter 

Support and grants

Sources of funding from the Institute of Physics

Support and grants 

Obituaries

Obituaries of IOP members who have recently died.

Obituaries 

International

Although a UK and Ireland society, the IOP recognises that physics is an international endeavour

International 

Jobs at the IOP

Vacancies at the Institute of Physics

Jobs at the IOP 

Institute history

A brief history of the Institute of Physics

Institute history 

Environmental Statement

Outlining the IOP's environmental policy

Environmental Statement 



Other IOP websites


More than a physics publisher

Related information

Publications

The Institute of Physics Strategy 2015–19

The Institute’s strategy shows the outcomes with which we expect to deliver a step change over the next five years. It will drive the focus for our work and our desire to engage others to help deliver this

What does a physicist look like?

What does a physicist look like?

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