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President hails landmarks in physics at Awards Dinner and gives medal to John Dudley

President hails landmarks in physics at Awards Dinner and gives medal to John Dudley

30 November 2016

The Institute’s award winners should be congratulated for “continuing to push the boundaries of what we know about the universe, for applying that knowledge to solve the problems of our age, and for helping to inspire the next generation of physicists”, IOP president Professor Roy Sambles said in an address at the IOP’s annual Awards Dinner on 29 November

Isaac Newton Medal to be presented to Tom Kibble’s children at IOP Awards Dinner
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Isaac Newton Medal to be presented to Tom Kibble’s children at IOP Awards Dinner

29 November 2016

The Isaac Newton Medal and Prize for world-leading contributions to physics will be presented to Sir Thomas Kibble’s three children on his behalf at the Institute’s annual Awards Dinner tonight

First two IOP members are awarded Registered Science Technician designation
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First two IOP members are awarded Registered Science Technician designation

29 November 2016

Two IOP members have been awarded the professional designation of Registered Science Technician – the first since the Institute became licensed by the Science Council to award both that and Registered Scientist earlier this year

IOP welcomes a rise in the number of trainee physics teachers this year

IOP welcomes a rise in the number of trainee physics teachers this year

24 November 2016

The IOP has welcomed an increase in the number of people choosing to train as physics teachers in England this year, following the release of figures today by the Department for Education (DfE)

Female physicists hear how they can take take control of their careers

Female physicists hear how they can take control of their careers

23 November 2016

Eminent solar researcher Dr Helen Mason joined women working in many physics-related roles to offer advice to undergraduates, PhD students and people in very early career on “Taking control of your career as a female physicist” at an IOP event on 9 November

PhD student Niamh Kavanagh wins Early Career Physics Communicator Award

PhD student Niamh Kavanagh wins Early Career Physics Communicator Award

22 November 2016

PhD student Niamh Kavanagh has won the Early Career Physics Communicator Award after competing against three other finalists at the IOP’s London centre on 21 November

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IOP welcomes government pledge to invest an extra £2 bn in R&D

22 November 2016

The IOP has welcomed yesterday's announcement that the government will invest an additional £2 bn a year for R&D by the end of this parliament

Scottish scientists and MSPs meet as IOP presents Highers awards

Scottish scientists and MSPs meet as IOP presents Highers awards

21 November 2016

Chief scientist for Scotland Professor Sheila Rowan was among the keynote speakers at an event on 9 November when scientists met Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) and the IOP presented awards to the top-scoring candidates in this year’s Highers exams

Professor Carlos Frenk will receive the 2017 Max Born Medal and Prize

Professor Carlos Frenk will receive the 2017 Max Born Medal and Prize

17 November 2016

Professor Carlos Frenk has been awarded the 2017 Max Born Medal and Prize of the IOP and the German Physical Society, which is given for outstanding contributions to physics

Physicists from Europe and the UK meet at the IOP to discuss gender balance

Physicists from Europe and the UK meet at the IOP to discuss gender balance

15 November 2016

Physicists from several European countries shared perspectives on “Getting the diversity balance right in physics” at a European Physical Society conference hosted by the IOP on 27 October

IOP names six new honorary fellows

IOP names six new honorary fellows

10 November 2016

Former IOP president Dr Frances Saunders is one of six new honorary fellows named by the Institute today – the others are Dr Fabiola Gianotti, Professor James Hough, Professor Sir John Pendry, Professor Wilson Sibbett and Professor Neil Turok

Early career researcher wins the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

Early career researcher wins the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

10 November 2016

Visiting researcher and science communicator Dr Jess Wade has won the IOP’s Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize, an early career award for female physicists

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Form over function: the development of foods by physicists that could cut down cravings

1 November 2016

In this month’s Physics World, biophysicist Cait MacPhee discusses how functional foods developed by soft-matter physicists could help solve the global obesity crisis

IOP adds new medals to 2017 awards as call for nominations goes out

IOP adds new medals to 2017 awards as call for nominations goes out

31 October 2016

The IOP has an increased portfolio of awards including five new medals to better reflect the breadth of endeavour across physics education, outreach, research and the application of physics in an industrial context, and the call for award nominations is now open

Eminent nuclear physicist visits from India on exchange lecture tour involving IOP

Eminent nuclear physicist visits from India on exchange lecture tour involving IOP

26 October 2016

The excitement of doing basic research, the discovery of quark–gluon plasma and the ground-breaking work of female scientists are all tackled by world-renowned nuclear physicist Dr Dinesh Srivastava in this year’s Homi Bhabha lectures

Career options for PhDs-holders are explored at IOP event

Career options for PhD-holders are explored at IOP event

25 October 2016

Particle physicist and science writer Professor Jon Butterworth spoke at an IOP event on 19 October to explore career options for people with PhDs that also had input from physicists in government, industry, finance and academia talking about their current roles

IOP calls for more investment at launch of its report on physics in food manufacturing

IOP calls for more investment at launch of its report on physics in food manufacturing

24 October 2016

The UK should invest in food manufacturing to maintain its economic competitiveness in the face of a new relationship with the EU, according to a new IOP report

Carla Andreani receives the Giuseppe Occhialini award
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Carla Andreani receives the Giuseppe Occhialini award

21 October 2016

The 2016 Giuseppe Occhialini Medal and Prize has been awarded to Professor Carla Andreani by the IOP and the Italian Physical Society (SIF)

Sharma’s remit takes in economic diplomacy and his portfolio includes science and innovation, he explained to the audience of award winners, MPs and guests who had come to see representatives of 10 companies receive their awards and showcase the innovations that had led to their success

IOP Innovation Awards for 2016 are presented at a reception in parliament

19 October 2016

The UK’s reputation for science-based innovation means “brand Britain is incredibly respected around the world”, Foreign Office minister Alok Sharma said at a parliamentary reception to present the IOP’s 2016 Business and Innovation Awards on 18 October

Science journalists get to grips with the furry logic of animals
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Science journalists get to grips with the furry logic of animals

19 October 2016

The physics behind many strange or astounding animal behaviours is explained in a new popular science book by Physics World editor Dr Matin Durrani and science and environment writer Dr Liz Kalaugher – Furry Logic: the Physics of Animal Life

Two science specialists win Primary Science Teacher Awards endorsed by the IOP

Two science specialists win Primary Science Teacher Awards endorsed by the IOP

18 October 2016

Two science teachers – Jules Pottle and Rufus Cooper – have received Primary Science Teacher Awards endorsed by the Institute of Physics and awarded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT)

IOP signs partnership agreement with British Institute of Radiology

IOP signs partnership agreement with British Institute of Radiology

18 October 2016

The IOP and the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) have signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration between them and to offer a 25% discount on the first year of membership to existing members of the IOP who join the BIR, and vice versa

Physicists in Scotland discuss Brexit at IOP meeting in Edinburgh

Physicists in Scotland discuss Brexit at IOP meeting in Edinburgh

12 October 2016

Physicists from across Scotland discussed the implications of Brexit for the nation at a town meeting in Edinburgh on 5 October

Science Museum opens new interactive gallery that focuses on physics
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Science Museum opens new interactive gallery that focuses on physics

11 October 2016

Wonderlab – a new gallery that opens tomorrow – explores major physics themes in an interactive space representing a £6m investment by the Science Museum

IOP fellow Duncan Haldane shares Nobel Prize in Physics
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IOP fellow Duncan Haldane shares Nobel Prize in Physics

4 October 2016

Three British-born physicists, including IOP fellow Professor Duncan Haldane, will share this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on exotic states of matter

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Using a weapons lab to understand the inner workings of the solar system

3 October 2016

In this month’s Physics World, Edwin Cartlidge discusses the weapon research labs that are granting academics access, and the potential benefits of lending out your lasers to research groups

Six IOP Teachers of Physics Award winners are named

Six IOP Teachers of Physics Award winners are named

28 September 2016

Six people who are to receive 2016 Teachers of Physics Awards from the IOP were named by the Institute today

Physicists in Northern Ireland debate how to respond to Brexit

Physicists in Northern Ireland debate how to respond to Brexit

30 September 2016

A town meeting for physicists from across Northern Ireland has discussed the implications of Brexit and how the physics community might best respond in the months ahead

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships set to open as government renews funding

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships set to open as government renews funding

29 September 2016

The Department for Education (DfE) will fund the IOP Teacher Training Scholarships for the sixth consecutive year, it announced today, and the IOP will open the programme on 3 October

IOP is a magnet for visitors at New Scientist Live festival

IOP is a magnet for visitors at New Scientist Live festival

29 September 2016

Distinguished speakers including writer and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili took part in Q&A sessions at the IOP’s stand during the New Scientist Live festival on 22–25 September.

Four new members have joined the Institute's Council

Four new members have joined the Institute's Council

27 September 2016

Four new members joined the Institute’s Council in October, having been elected in a ballot of the IOP’s membership earlier this year

Professor Deborah Jin

IOP pays tribute to Professor Deborah Jin

20 September 2016

The IOP’s 2014 Isaac Newton medal winner, Professor Deborah Jin, has died at the age of 47 after developing cancer

Singapore education conference is run jointly by university and IOP

Singapore education conference is run jointly by university and IOP

15 September 2016

Teachers from several countries came to a conference in Singapore organised by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the IOP

IOP celebrates new teacher training scholars

IOP celebrates new teacher training scholars

13 September 2016

Maintaining a work–life balance, using others’ teaching resources and asking for students’ feedback were among the pieces of advice given to 69 of the IOP’s newest teacher training scholars at a celebration event held on 10 September

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Take my breath away: analysis of the air exhaled by a cinema audience reveals their emotional responses

31 August 2016

In this month’s Physics World, science writer Stephen Ornes explains how compounds in the breath exhaled by a cinema audience reveal their reactions throughout a film

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