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100th anniversary of the IOP

2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the Institute of Physics.


Throughout our anniversary year, we celebrated the role of physics and physicists in the UK and Ireland over the past 100 years. We also highlighted their importance in today's society and their immense potential for the future.  

As part of our anniversary celebrations we made a short film that looks back at some of the key achievements made in the world of physics over the past 100 years in the context of wider global events. We also took a brief look at what the future might hold for physics.

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100 years Institute of Physics 1920 to 2020

100 incredible years of physics and the IOP

We invited six members of the IOP to give their personal view of their discipline across the last hundred years,  tell us about the physicists who inspired them and explain the discoveries and innovations that have helped shape our lives.

Read their stories

IOP awards for technicians, apprentices and apprenticeship employers

As part of our celebrations, the IOP highlighted the importance of technical roles and apprenticeships in physics.

Find out more about our awards

The next 100 years

How might physics impact future generations? What could the future hold for physics and society?

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