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Join a community of more than 50,000 members who share a passion for physics.

Our members come from diverse backgrounds and follow all kinds of career paths. From enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their fields in academia, business, education and government, membership of the IOP is for anyone who shares our ambition of increasing awareness of the importance of physics in government, education and industry. 

Membership of the IOP is for anyone with an interest in the subject and its future. You don’t need a formal qualification in physics to enjoy some of our membership benefits.

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*Please note that not all services are available to all membership grades. Refer to the relevant membership grades for full details of benefits available.

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