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Four IOP members are among the Top 50 Women in Engineering

Four IOP members are among the Top 50 Women in Engineering

28 June 2016

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge and a fellow of the IOP, was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering in a list compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society

Film and TV leaders explain why physicists are welcome in their worlds

Film and TV leaders explain why physicists are welcome in their worlds

27 June 2016

Scientists are playing a greater role than ever as expert advisers in film, television, and video gaming and there is a shortage of people with STEM skills in the sector, according to speakers at a discussion of “Physics and Film” on 21 June

IOP makes statement following the EU referendum
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IOP makes statement following the EU referendum

24 June 2016

The IOP has issued a statement following the outcome of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU

IOP blog explores the political context for physics in Scotland, Wales and Ireland

IOP blog explores the political context for physics in Scotland, Wales and Ireland

17 June 2016

The IOP’s national officers have assessed how science might be affected in Scotland, Wales and Ireland after the recent elections in their nations that brought new administrations into power, and their comments have been published on the IOP’s blog

IOP head of education Charles Tracy gives evidence before select committee

IOP head of education Charles Tracy gives evidence before select committee

14 June 2016

There should be a culture of continuing professional development (CPD) in schools, anyone offering physics CPD should be a chartered physicist and the IOP would welcome a national framework or core curriculum for CPD, the IOP’s head of education, Charles Tracy, told a select committee of MPs in the House of Commons on 8 June

IOP members are recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
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IOP members are recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

13 June 2016

Three IOP members have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours

Atmospheric physicist Joanna Haigh takes on climate change at the IOP

Atmospheric physicist Joanna Haigh takes on climate change at the IOP

9 June 2016

A diverse audience packed a lecture theatre at the IOP’s London centre on 8 June to hear Professor Joanna Haigh explore the Earth’s changing climate

IOP welcomes Sheila Rowan as Scotland’s next chief scientific adviser

IOP welcomes Sheila Rowan as Scotland’s next chief scientific adviser

8 June 2016

IOP fellow Professor Sheila Rowan, whose team contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves, is to be the next chief scientific adviser for Scotland, it was announced today

IOP funds PhD student to write briefing on future financial technology

IOP funds PhD student to write briefing on future financial technology

6 June 2016

Parliament has published a briefing for MPs and peers on issues in financial technology, written by PhD student Sam Bayliss with the help of an IOP-funded fellowship

Higgs pioneer and IOP fellow Sir Thomas Kibble has died
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Higgs pioneer and IOP fellow Sir Thomas Kibble has died

3 June 2016

The IOP has paid tribute to Professor Sir Thomas Kibble, an honorary fellow of the IOP and leading contributor to the theoretical work that led to the discovery of the Higgs boson, who died on 2 June at the age of 83

Kavli Prize in Astrophysics goes to gravitational waves researchers

2 June 2016

The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics has been awarded to UK physicist Professor Ronald Drever and US professors Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss, for “the direct detection of gravitational waves”

Physics World June 2016

In this month's Physics World: using network science to uncover the truth behind bloodshed, battles and conflict in the Sagas of Icelanders

2 June 2016

Physicists Ralph Kenna and Pádraig Mac Carron discuss how statistical physics could be key to determining the plausibility of the stories outlined in ancient texts

The IOP’s #iamaphysicist day appeals to scientists across the globe

The IOP’s #iamaphysicist day appeals to scientists across the globe

27 May 2016

An IOP social media campaign asking physicists to share photos of themselves became one of the top trends on Twitter in several countries on 26 May

The Institute relaunches TalkPhysics digital forum

The Institute relaunches TalkPhysics digital forum

26 May 2016

TalkPhysics, the IOP’s digital forum for STEM teachers, technicians, teacher trainers and supporters, was relaunched on 23 May with new form and functionality

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Prince Edward visits centre in South Africa that runs IOP training partnership

26 May 2016

HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, visited a training centre in Soweto on 23 May that was set up by a partnership between the IOP, the University of Johannesburg and the South African Institute of Physics

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IOP aims to help universities adapt to changes in disabled student support

25 May 2016

The IOP has launched a project to help physics departments adapt as the onus for funding disabled students’ support shifts from the government to universities

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UK physicist is among winners of Special Breakthrough Prize

19 May 2016

Three researchers will share $1 m and more than 1,000 scientists and engineers will share $2 m as part of a prize awarded for detecting gravitational waves

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IOP issues a statement on the EU referendum

16 May 2016

A statement on the forthcoming referendum on UK membership of the EU has been approved by the Institute’s Council and is available on the IOP’s website.

Making Waves, has had to be cancelled

Making Waves talk in King’s Cross has been cancelled

10 May 2016

Making Waves talk in King’s Cross has been cancelled

3 Minute Wonder

Nanotechnology student wins Three Minute Wonder contest

6 May 2016

PhD student Joe Spencer won the IOP's Three Minute Wonder science communication contest in a grand final at the Royal Institution on 5 May

Five new fellows of the Royal Society are IOP members

Five new fellows of the Royal Society are IOP members

6 May 2016

Five fellows of the IOP are among more than 50 new fellows of the Royal Society (RS)

Harry Kroto

IOP pays tribute to Sir Harry Kroto

4 May 2016

The IOP has paid tribute to Sir Harry Kroto, who has died at the age of 76

Seeds

Seedlings from space find a place to grow at the IOP

28 April 2016

The IOP is nurturing some rocket seedlings that started life on the International Space Station as part of a UK-wide experiment

What does a physicist look like?

What does a physicist look like?

27 April 2016

About 10% of Institute members responding to an IOP diversity survey identified as black or ethnic minority (BME), 9% declared a disability, and around 28% were female, according to results presented in the IOP publication What does a physicist look like?

Industry leaders speak up for photonics at Year of Light event in parliament

Industry leaders speak up for photonics at Year of Light event in parliament

28 April 2016

Photonics industry leaders met MPs and peers on 20 April to highlight the importance of the sector and call for action to maximise its strengths in a legacy event of the International Year of Light (IYL)

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IOP makes the case for physics ahead of Welsh, Scottish and Irish elections

25 April 2016

The IOP has put the case for sustained investment in physics at all levels in advance of elections for the Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly on 5 May

Sir David MacKay

IOP pays tribute to Sir David MacKay

20 April 2016

The IOP has paid tribute to Sir David MacKay, a fellow of the Institute, former chief scientific adviser to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and author, who died on 14 April

Physics in food summit

Physics in food summit looks for new ideas in collaboration with industry

18 April 2016

A Physics in Food Manufacturing Summit was held by the IOP on 15 April to launch a year-long programme to foster new collaborations between industry and academia

SPNWales

Stimulating Physics Network expands in Wales and is renewed until March 2017

14 April 2016

The Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) in Wales has quadrupled in size this academic year and has now been granted further funding to continue supporting science teachers in schools until March 2017

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IOP grants help researchers who want to look at how undergraduates are taught physics

13 April 2016

Research groups at three universities will soon submit applications to study aspects of undergraduate physics education after receiving grants from the IOP to help them to develop their bids

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