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Magnetism Group

This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest. 

Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.  

About the group

As a special interest, member-driven group, we promote and support physics research in:

  • magnetism
  • spintronics
  • magnetic materials

Research in magnetism ranges from theoretical and experimental work in fundamental physics to applications of magnetic materials.

What the group does

We support:

  • early career physicists
  • established researchers in academia
  • industrial enterprises from small start-ups to large multinationals

We represent the magnetism research physics community in the IOP and contribute to raising its profile.

We welcome suggestions for new ways to support physicists working in magnetism. Email [email protected] with your ideas.

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Group prizes

Professor Erich Peter Wohlfarth and the Wohlfarth Lecture Series

The Wohlfarth annual lecture at the Magnetism Conference recognises the outstanding contribution made by Professor Peter Wohlfarth to the field of magnetism. It is jointly sponsored by our group and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) UK and Ireland Magnetics Chapter.

Find out more about Professor Erich Peter Wohlfarth and the Wohlfarth Lecture Series.

Early Career Award

The prize is awarded to an early career member for outstanding contributions to magnetism or a related field. It is jointly supported by our group and the IEEE UK and Ireland Magnetics Chapter.

Find out more and apply now.

Physics resources

Postgraduate funding for events

We can help fund the cost of postgraduate students presenting research work at international conferences. Learn more about the Research Student Conference Fund.

Student Travel Bursary Reports

Group events

Find events for the Magnetism Group

Magnetism Group conference

Magnetism is the conference organised by the UK and Republic of Ireland magnetism community. It encourages participation from Europe and further afield, and from industry. It is a highly successful conference held annually since 2014. Magnetism 2021 was held online on 12-13 April.

In the future we will be again inviting applications for conference hosts, check back for details.

Conference co-chair

The Magnetism conference series is organised by the IOP Magnetism Group. Each year, a committee member will be included as conference co-chair to provide support and a link to the committee.


Committee and contacts

ChairDr James McKenzie, CEng CPhys FInstP
Interim Secretary Dr Paul Keatley, MInstP
TreasurerDr Sam Ladak, FInstP
Co-opted MemberDr Héctor Corte-León
Ordinary MemberMr Gary Hayes, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Freya Johnson, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Paul Keatley, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Timothy Mercer, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Timothy Moorsom, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Kelly Morrison, MInstP
Co-opted MemberDr Liam O’Brien, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Helen Walker, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Katharina Zeissler, MInstP
Early Career PhysicistDr Julius de Rojas, MInstP

Email: [email protected]