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IOP event at Welsh Assembly puts focus on building STEM skills
Jonathan Dunn

IOP event at Welsh Assembly puts focus on building STEM skills

19 January 2018

Finding ways to expand the STEM-skilled workforce in Wales was the focus of an IOP event held at the Welsh Assembly building – the Senedd – yesterday, where Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan praised the Institute’s work in taking initiatives out to young people where they are

IOP joins historians and RAF to launch schools project in centenary year

IOP joins historians and RAF to launch schools project in centenary year

18 January 2018

IOP has teamed up with the RAF and the Historical Association to create the RAF100 Schools Project, launched at Bentley Priory Museum with the help of the RAF’s first female pilot, some school students and experts in how technological development has been entwined with the history of the RAF over the last 100 years

IOP presents prizes at science competition in Dublin

IOP presents prizes at science competition in Dublin

16 January 2018

Two students from Loreto College Coleraine won the Institute of Physics Ireland prize at the 2018 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which was held over 11–13 January in Dublin

RAS awards go to IOP Honorary Fellows and Members

RAS awards go to IOP Honorary Fellows and Members

12 January 2018

The Royal Astronomical Society has awarded medals and lectures to two of our Honorary Fellows and two of our Members, including a Gold Medal to our Honorary Fellow Professor James Hough

New “Minister for Higher Education”: IOP thanks Jo Johnson and notes absence of word “science” in new job title

New “Minister for Higher Education”: IOP thanks Jo Johnson and notes absence of word “science” in new job title

10 January 2018

Sam Gyimah was yesterday appointed as “joint Minister for Higher Education at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Education” in a Government reshuffle – succeeding Jo Johnson, former Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, who moves to Transport

IOP welcomes new HIgher Education Minister and new Education Secretary

IOP welcomes new Higher Education Minister and new Education Secretary

9 January 2018

The Institute of Physics today welcomed the appointment of the new Minister for Higher Education and the new Education Secretary as part of a Government reshuffle

Five IOP Fellows and head of EPSRC receive New Year Honours

Five IOP Fellows and head of EPSRC receive New Year Honours

2 January 2018

Five IOP Fellows and the Chief Executive of EPSRC have received awards in the 2018 New Year Honours, including Professor Pratibha Gai, who has been made a Dame for services to chemical sciences and technology

IOP offers training for Gender Champions as it extends programme in schools

IOP offers training for Gender Champions as it extends programme in schools

18 December 2017

IOP is extending its Whole School Equality Programme to train Gender Champions chosen by schools on a free two-day residential course, thanks to funding received this autumn from the government

Female physicists speed network to explore career options

Female physicists speed network to explore career options

15 December 2017

Promoting career opportunities for female physicists was the focus of an IOP event held on 15 November

UK and China sign joint Science and Innovation Strategy
China National Space Administration

UK and China sign joint Science and Innovation Strategy

8 December 2017

The UK and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during the UK-China Science and Innovation Forum at the Royal Society in London.

Fernand Holweck Medal and Prize for 2018 goes to Marina Galand

Fernand Holweck Medal and Prize for 2018 goes to Marina Galand

5 December 2017

Dr Marina Galand, a reader at Imperial College London, is to receive the 2018 Fernand Holweck Medal and Prize of the IOP and the French Physical Society

Chinese and UK scientists meet in high-level forum with support from the IOP
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Chinese and UK scientists meet in high-level forum with support from the IOP

4 December 2017

The UK-China Science and Innovation Forum, organised by the China-Britain Business Council, is taking place on 6 December at the Royal Society in London, with the support of the IOP

Charles Bennett and WMAP team win Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Charles Bennett and WMAP team win Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

4 December 2017

Professor Charles L Bennett, who won our Isaac Newton Medal and Prize for 2017, is among the winners of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, it was announced yesterday

Institute welcomes Industrial Strategy and R&D uplift

Institute welcomes Industrial Strategy and R&D uplift

27 November 2017

The Institute of Physics has welcomed an increase in research and development investment of £2.3bn for 2021/22 announced in the UK Government’s Autumn Budget

Undergraduate wins Early Career Physics Communicator Award

Lockheed Martin Employee wins Early Career Physics Communicator Award

27 November 2017

University of Central Lancashire graduate Jasmine Evans has won the Early Career Physics Communicator Award after impressing the judges with her drive and enthusiasm in outreach events for visually-impaired children and adults.