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The Duke of Edinburgh visits the Institute of Physics

9 February 2024

Prince Edward met with IOP members and heard about the role physicists are playing in the green transition.


IOP President Professor Sir Keith Burnett speaking with the Duke of Edinburgh while others look on

The Institute of Physics (IOP) welcomed a very special Royal guest to its London offices this week (Thursday 8 February).

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh met with IOP members from academia and business.

The Duke met with some of the UK’s leading physics-powered businesses and organisations involved with the shift to more sustainable energy generation and industry.

Tom Grinyer, group chief executive of the IOP, and IOP President, Professor Sir Keith Burnett CBE, welcomed His Royal Highness and thanked him for taking the time to meet with IOP members.

Commenting after the event Mr Grinyer said: “It was fantastic to have the opportunity to speak to his Royal Highness about the role physics and physicists are having in the green transition and the work the IOP has been doing on this issue. I know our members and partners who attended the event would like me to pass on my thanks to His Royal Highness for the time he spent with us today.”

Tom Grinyer pointing at a big screen for the Duke of Edinburgh

Top image: Professor Sir Keith Burnett CBE (left) meets the Duke of Edinburgh. Bottom image: Tom Grinyer (right) with the Duke. Image credits: Carmen Valino.