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Take physics further with your IOP membership

About us

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, with an active role in promoting co-operation in physics around the world. We strive to make physics accessible to people from all backgrounds. 

Our community

Our members are active in education, academia, business, and the public sector, using physics and its applications to transform our lives and society.

We are here to support you with opportunities and resources to broaden your knowledge; connect with your community, gain professional recognition and get ahead with your career.

Explore membership

Explore how membership support and services can benefit you and how you can get involved in the physics community.

You can also find out more information about upgrading your membership or how to become a member, if you have not already joined.

Make the most of your membership


Broaden your physics knowledge by attending events, conferences and workshops. Learn about the latest discoveries and developments pushing our understanding of physics forward with our monthly world class Physics World magazine, journals, podcasts and more.


Network and connect with your physics community across all sectors through our member-led groups as well as through our national committees in Wales, Ireland and Scotland, and our regional branch network in England. 


Keep learning and developing new skills though our Career Development Hub, Videos on demand, and volunteering opportunities to boost your CV and enhance your continuing professional development.


Become professionally registered and be a champion for excellence. Registration provides recognition, credibility and influence in your field, and contributes to elevating the standards of physics and its application for society as a whole.

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Become a member

Join the IOP today and become part of our vibrant community pushing boundaries and making a difference.

The physics community has played a pivotal role in transforming society and continues to be integral to tackling the global issues we face today. The IOP is committed to driving this change; developing a diverse and inclusive community and supporting our members to achieve their goals and shape their career.

Why join the IOP

Find the right membership for you

Associate Member

For undergraduates, apprentices, trainees and associated professionals


For graduates, postgraduates, early, mid and experienced career professionals


For distinguished physicists in recognition of their accomplishments

"I joined the IOP to build networks and am a member of several groups which has been invaluable for my career."

Dr Jessica Boland MInstP

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Physics community events

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  • International member grant
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    Successfully Managing Career Transitions


    Mon 16 Oct 2023


    Mon 16 Oct 2023

  • In-person
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    Nuclear Physics Early Career Researchers Forum


    Thu 26 Oct 2023


    Fri 27 Oct 2023

  • Online
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    Careers in the application of physics to medicine: Options and pathways


    Wed 1 Nov 2023


    Wed 1 Nov 2023

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