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IOP and partners address mental health issues in the research community
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IOP and partners address mental health issues in the research community

21 May 2018

Levels of stress and burn-out among academics are as high as for people working in healthcare and social services but only a small percentage actually declare that they have a mental health condition, according to a speaker at a workshop on 11 May supported by IOP and other learned societies

Hope for change held out at summit on tackling gender imbalance

Hope for change held out at summit on tackling gender imbalance

18 May 2018

There is still a “shocking” imbalance between girls and boys in take-up of A-level physics but there are reasons for hope and IOP is taking a leading role in bringing about change, speakers at a major summit to launch our report, Why Not Physics? – A Snapshot of Girls’ Uptake at A-level, said yesterday

IOP report and summit tackle gender equity in the classroom

IOP report and summit tackle gender equity in the classroom

17 May 2018

IOP and the National Grid today brought together high-profile speakers and policymakers at a major summit to launch the Institute’s new report, Why Not Physics? – A Snapshot of Girls’ Uptake at A-level

Seven IOP members become Fellows of the Royal Society
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Seven IOP members become Fellows of the Royal Society

9 May 2018

Six of our Fellows – plus CERN Director-General Dr Fabiola Gianotti, who is an IOP Honorary Fellow – have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society (RS), it was announced today

Welsh Government renews funding for IOP’s Stimulating Physics Network

Welsh Government renews funding for IOP’s Stimulating Physics Network

1 May 2018

IOP is delighted to announce the renewal of Welsh Government funding for its Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) project, providing professional development to teachers of physics across Wales

IOP asks you to act to stay in touch as new data law comes closer
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IOP asks you to act to stay in touch as new data law comes closer

23 April 2018

In May, new legislation about how organisations use your personal information comes into force. This means we need your support to allow us to keep in touch with you

Early-career physicists gain a new voice with launch of IOP group

Early-career physicists gain a new voice with launch of IOP group

12 April 2018

IOP’s new Early Career Members Group (ECM Group) was launched with a reception on 5 April, with founding members pledging to make it a voice for early-career physicists and a focus for networking, collaboration and mentoring

Universities in the north west take the IOP Undergraduate Challenge

Universities in the north west take the IOP Undergraduate Challenge

6 April 2018

Twenty students from three universities in the north west of England took part in a Physics Undergraduate Challenge organised by IOP on 21 March

IOP launches STEM activities for RAF centenary

IOP launches STEM activities for RAF centenary

6 April 2018

IOP has teamed up with the Historical Association to launch a series of videos and STEM activities for schools and youth groups as part of the Royal Air Force centenary celebrations

Early-career scientists quiz politicians at parliamentary event

Early-career scientists quiz politicians at parliamentary event

15 March 2018

Questions about the impact of Brexit were high on the agenda when early-career researchers cross-examined politicians at Voice of the Future – an event in Parliament on 13 March that turned the usual format of committee sessions on its head

IOP responds to sad news of the death of Stephen Hawking

IOP responds to sad news of the death of Stephen Hawking

14 March 2018

The Institute of Physics was greatly saddened to hear of the death this morning of internationally-renowned cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking, who was an Honorary Fellow of IOP

PhD student wins physics medal and overall prize at the STEM for Britain Awards

PhD student wins physics medal and overall prize at the STEM for Britain Awards

13 March 2018

PhD student Helen Parker won the Gold Award for physics as well as the overall prize of the Westminster Medal at the STEM for Britain awards for early-career researchers held in parliament yesterday

IOP backs call to PM to end monthly cap on UK visas for science staff
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IOP backs call to PM to end monthly cap on UK visas for science staff

8 March 2018

IOP has backed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for the Government to lift caps on the number of specified skilled workers in science and innovation who can come into the UK each year

LGBT+ network launches survey of working and studying in STEM with event at IOP

LGBT+ network launches survey of working and studying in STEM with event at IOP

6 March 2018

The first survey into the working and studying environment for LGBT+ physical scientists in the UK and Ireland was launched on 1 March with an event hosted by IOP

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World Wide Web inventor backs big expansion in computer science at Oxford

26 February 2018

The cutting edge of computer science is artificial intelligence (AI) and we will see continued progress in that direction, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, said at an Industry Forum meeting hosted by IOP

Quantum physics, art and music meet at Entangled celebration in Belfast

Quantum physics, art and music meet at Entangled celebration in Belfast

16 February 2018

IOP brought quantum physics, art and music together in a unique event at the start of the NI Science Festival in Belfast on 15 February with the performance of a specially commissioned piece combining music, electronics and film preceded by a lecture on quantum entanglement

Physics graduate initiates her own celebratation of women in physics

Physics graduate initiates her own celebration of women in physics

22 February 2018

Recent physics graduate Natasha Wright has organised a Celebration of Women in Physics with a programme of talks by world-leading scientists – on her own initiative but with the backing of IOP

Women across the world tweet in IOP’s #Iamaphysicist campaign

Women across the world tweet in IOP’s #Iamaphysicist campaign

15 February 2018

Female physicists responded in overwhelming numbers to a twitter campaign that we ran to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, with women from all over the world tweeting selfies along with brief descriptions of what they do

House of Lords committee quotes IOP evidence in report on Brexit and energy
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House of Lords committee quotes IOP evidence in report on Brexit and energy

29 January 2018

A House of Lords report published today, which raises serious concerns about the security of the UK’s energy supply post-Brexit and our withdrawal from the Euratom treaty, quotes from IOP evidence on safeguards in trading nuclear materials and the need to maintain access to research in both nuclear fission and fusion

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