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Nuclear Physics 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 are interested in supporting:

  • promising early physics careers
  • nuclear physics researchers in industry
  • nuclear physics researchers in universities
  • students who are attending nuclear physics events
  • Institute members with an interest in nuclear physics

What the group does

We promote activities for the nuclear physics community including:

  • outreach
  • resources for teachers
  • talks to the general public
  • meetings and conferences

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Group prizes

Nuclear Physics Thesis Prize

This new prize will be awarded annually for exceptional work carried out as part of a PhD Thesis project in the field of nuclear physics. The winner shall receive £250.

Apply now and find out more about the Nuclear Physics Thesis Prize.

Nuclear Physics Early Career Researcher Prize

This annual prize is for a promising early career scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to nuclear physics.

Apply now and find out more about the Nuclear Physics Early Career Researcher Prize, including previous winners.

Group events

Find events for the Nuclear Physics Group


Download previous editions dating back to 2013.

IOP Nuclear Physics Group members colloquia

These seminars, organised by members of the IOP Nuclear Physics Group, cover a variety of topics in the field of nuclear physics. Each virtual seminar is hosted by a different Nuclear Physics Group in the UK with invited national and international speakers. The seminars are recorded to provide an open-access resource with links given below.

Committee and contacts

ChairDr Jack Henderson, MInstP
SecretaryDr Kara Lynch, MInstP
TreasurerDr Stefanos Paschalis, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Liam Gaffney, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr David Lee, CPhys MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Rachel Montgomery, MInstP
Ordinary MemberMr Lee Packer, CPhys FInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Philippos Papadakis, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Andrew Petts, CSci CPhys FInstP
Ordinary MemberMr Malik Salaam, MInstP
Ordinary MemberMiss Bethany Slingsby, MInstP
Early Career PhysicistMiss Hannah Gill, MInstP

Email: [email protected]