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City and Islington cosmic ray winners

Cosmic rays and LEGO at the IOP

15 January 2020

School students from City & Islington College, the first school pupils to construct a cosmic ray detector in London, presented their award winning project – Does air pollution affect cosmic rays? –at the Institute of Physics’ in London. Read more on our beta site.

Gender action city hall

Mayor of London showcases London schools and nurseries working for gender equality

19 December 2019

The Mayor of London and the London Assembly celebrate London schools and nurseries working with the Mayor’s Office to improve gender equality.

EPSRC 2019

Impact of physical sciences showcased at IOP

9 December 2019

On Friday 6 November, The Institute of Physics hosted the 2019 EPSRC: Showcasing Physical Sciences Impact event. Read more on our beta site.

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PLANCKS competition 8-10 May 2020
PLANCKS is an annual international student-run physics competition hosted at a different university each year. Forty teams of bachelors & masters students of all abilities will arrive from all over the world to solve ten written physics problems and enjoy a weekend symposium of physics trips, talks, excursions, socials and careers activities. It takes place 8-10 May 2020, IOP London. Please register to organise a preliminary in your country.

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Research into the impacts of discovery science and maths
The Institute of Physics, together with the Council for Mathematical Sciences, the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Chemistry, is commissioning research to create a coherent, up-to-date picture of the impacts of discovery science and maths research in the UK, on our society, environment and economy.

Physics following a ‘no deal’ Brexit
Will a ‘no deal’ Brexit affect the UK physics community and what steps are being taken by the UK Government and the EU to mitigate negative consequences?

IOP hosts science and technology investment roundtable
The Institute of Physics and Industry Forum co-hosted a roundtable with Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Peter Dowd MP, to discuss Labour’s plans for investment in science and technology.


20 January

  • 1836 Birth of André-Marie Ampère, one of the discoverers of electromagnetism, after whom the unit for electric current is named
  • 1885 The rollercoaster is patented
  • 1931 Birth of David Lee, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize along with Robert C. Richardson and Douglas Osheroff "for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3"
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