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Awards for Talented Promoters of Physics
Do you know someone or a group of people who can communicate the excitement and relevance of physics to all kinds ofaudiences? If so, the Institute of Physics would like youto help us to reward their talents by nominating them fora prestigious Institute of Physics Public Awareness of Physics Award 2000. These awards are made to individuals orgroups from any career area, who have demonstrated... View News Article (2000-04-13)

The number of girls taking AS and A Level physics continues to fall
Figures released today (14 August 2003) show that the number of girls taking AS and A Level physics fell again, continuing a general downward trend in physics entries. The Institute of Physics is particularly concerned about the big drop in the number of girls taking AS Level physics - a 9% decrease compared to 2002. This has dire implications for A2 Level entries by girls next year and the... View News Article (2003-08-14)

A-level physics for the twenty-first century
Advancing Physics is a completely new approach to A-level physics, produced by the Institute of Physics. It brings physics teaching firmly into the twenty-first century using relevant and up-to-date examples of physics from everyday life. As well as pupil and teacher text books , the course is supported by a CD-Rom containing a huge amount of extra resources and the Advancing Physics website... View News Article (1999-12-09)

Research excellence for UK physics
The Institute of Physics is delighted that the international strength of physics in the UK is recognised in the results of the assessment of UK universities` research published today (14 December) by the Higher Education Funding Council. Dr Alun Jones, chief executive of the Institute said, "It is gratifying that the success of physics throughout the country has been recognised, in particular... View News Article (2001-12-13)

Public awareness of physics awards announced
Eight inspiring physicists have been chosen by the Institute of Physics to receive Public Awareness of Physics awards for their outstanding achievements in raising the awareness of physics. Activities ranging from poetry to the physics of ice-cream lecture-demonstrations have been used by the winners to bring physics to a wider audience. They will be presented with their awards by Dr Brian... View News Article (2000-08-25)

New Director, Physics Education for the Institute of Physics
The Institute of Physics announced today, 8 July 2002, that Professor Peter Main, 48, will become Director of Physics Education, and take up his post on 1 October 2002. He succeeds Peter Cooper, who is leaving the Institute to take up the post of Executive Secretary at the London Mathematical Society. Professor Main has been Head of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham since... View News Article (2002-07-08)

Prince Andrew takes golfing advice from the Institute of Physics
HRH Prince Andrew took away some light reading material from his visit to Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) yesterday, Monday 3 February - a scientific paper called "The physics of golf" caught the Prince's eye. His Royal Highness visited IOPP in Bristol as part of a tour of companies who have won Queen's Awards. IOPP have won a Queen's Award on three consecutive occasions. During... View News Article (2003-02-04)

Indian Physics Association - R D Birla Memorial Award & M M Chugani Memorial Award
R D Birla Memorial Award The Indian Physics Association announces the awardees for its prestigious R D Birla Memorial Award for the year 2002. The awards are given biennially (once in two years). The R D Birla Award is given for the excellence in pure physics and carries a citation, gold medal and cash of Rs: 50,000/-. This year it is awarded jointly to Prof. P K Kaw of Institute of Plasma... View News Article (2003-10-30)

New rewards for inspiration and innovation in raising the public awareness of physics
New rewards for inspiration and innovation in raising the public awareness of physics View News Article (1999-04-07)

Lord Sainsbury meets the new generation of female physicists
Science minister Lord Sainsbury met a keen potential female physicist when he opened the Institute of Physics' new building and launched a programme to encourage more women to do physics. Clio Franklin is the physics-mad great-niece of Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray pictures of DNA led to the discovery of its structure 50 years ago this year. Clio presented Lord Sainsbury with a biography of her... View News Article (2003-05-23)

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