The latest news, statements and responses from the Institute of Physics.
IOP urges government to embrace physics to meet net-zero targets
20 October 2021
Immediate investment in research and development and action to increase diversity in the workforce crucial, says IOP in response to new strategy.
IOP responds to proposed changes to GCSEs by Qualifications Wales
14 October 2021
The Institute of Physics has commented on proposed changes to GCSEs announced today by Qualifications Wales.
The Physics Benevolent Fund supports IOP and IPEM members facing financial hardship
13 October 2021
The Fund offers help to members of the IOP and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and their dependants following changes in circumstances.
Reforming teacher training: IOP Head of Education, Charles Tracy, shares expertise with Gatsby Education
13 October 2021
As part of a publication launched by Gatsby Education, IOP’s Head of Education, Charles Tracy, has shared his thoughts on developing subject knowledge for teaching during initial teacher training.
Investment in R&D crucial if physics to play part in re-energising economy – CBI Economics
11 October 2021
Innovation survey forms part of a wider IOP programme investigating the contribution of physics to the UK and Irish economies.
Climate change pioneers recognised as Nobel Prize winners announced
5 October 2021
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 has been awarded ‘for ground-breaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems’.
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell awarded Copley Medal and donates gift to scholarship fund
24 August 2021
Dame Jocelyn pledges further gift to the IOP PhD scholarship fund that bears her name and seeks to diversify physics research.
Inclusion project delivery subcontracted to The Association for Science Education (ASE)
24 August 2021
Our Inclusion in Schools project, delivered on behalf of the Department for Education for England, is moving into a new phase.
The IOP is awarded Juno Practitioner status for commitment to gender equality
20 August 2021
The IOP officially receives the accolade, in recognition of its commitment to gender equality in the organisation.
IOP comments on A-level and Higher-level physics results published today across the UK
10 August 2021
Encouraging rise in numbers studying physics across the UK, but the figures mask hidden inequalities and biases facing diverse and disadvantaged young people.
IOP welcomes new Innovation and People and Culture strategies
22 July 2021
Chief Executive Officer, Professor Paul Hardaker, comments on the publication of the government's Innovation Strategy and Research and Development (R&D) People and Culture Strategy.
IOP Member scoops Top 50 Women in Engineering award
23 June 2021
Dr Katherine Dunn has been named as one of the Women’s Engineering Society’s Top 50 Women in Engineering: Engineering Heroes for 2021.
IOP sets out six-point policy priorities for Scottish and Welsh parliaments
29 April 2021
Ahead of the forthcoming elections, the Institute of Physics is calling on the Scottish and Welsh parliaments to each focus on six priorities during their next sessions.
Diversity in the spotlight at Hello World Hack 2021
29 April 2021
University students at Hello World Hack 2021 were set a challenge by the IOP to look at improving diversity and inclusion in physics.
‘Science superpower’ vision must be backed by funding – IOP
18 March 2021
The goals set out in Global Britain in a Competitive Age will be reached only with the right financial investment, according to the IOP.
Medals for outstanding physics research on stars, Mars and quasars
16 March 2021
Three young physicists recognised for their wide-ranging research at the esteemed STEM for Britain competition.
Budget 21: IOP urges government to focus on skills to drive science innovation
3 March 2021
Today’s Budget will support the physics sector to help the UK meet its green targets – and young scientists can help.
IOP welcomes ‘truly disruptive’ new science research agency
19 February 2021
The establishment of an Advanced Research and Invention Agency is a step towards the UK’s R&D targets in the next decade, says the IOP.
Call for views from the physics community on the vision for higher education on the island of Ireland
11 February 2021
The IOP is seeking the views of the physics community to help inform a consultation on the future direction of higher education on the island of Ireland.
“Pinnacle of scientific achievement” sees physics students raise the bar
13 January 2021
IOP recognises young duo for kinetic energy work at online BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition awards, while the Lightning Show turned physics into rock and roll.