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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

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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

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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

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)

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?

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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

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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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