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 physics 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.

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

Chair Dr David Sharp, MInstP
Secretary Dr James Benstead, CPhys MInstP
Treasurer Dr Stefanos Paschalis, MInstP
Ordinary Member Mrs Latha Chappa, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Liam Gaffney, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Jack Henderson, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Rachel Montgomery, MInstP
Ordinary Member Mr Lee Packer, CPhys MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Philippos Papadakis, MInstP
Ordinary Member Mr Malik Salaam, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr James Smallcombe, MInstP
Early Career Physicist Dr Waris Ali, MInstP

Email: [email protected]