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3 Minute Wonder: East Midlands Branch Heat

"Educational, inspiring and entertaining all at once"

It’s back! The IOP’s national 3 Minute Wonder (3MW) science-communication competition returns.

3MW challenges researchers or project team members working on physics-related problems in academia, business or industry to explain their work in just three minutes; each participant pitching to a panel of established science communicators and an interested but non-specialist public audience.

The winner will not only be featured in Physics World but also compete again in the 2024 Grand Final at the Royal Institution in May (final date subject to confirmation) against the victors from all the other IOP national and regional heats.


We encourage and welcome IOP members and the public to attend to support your local physicists and enjoy an evening of physics entertainment and wonder - there is even an audience selected winner!

Whilst it isn't necessary to register for the event, it helps us with rooming arrangements and allows us to contact you in the event of changes to the activity.