IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: They’re back…. Charlotte - 2013 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: They’re back….

Do you remember Charlotte, one of the IOP Teacher Training scholars we featured back in October 2013? Well, Charlotte successfully completed her SCITT physics teacher training in July and has recently commenced the new school year as a Newly Qualified Teacher. We caught up with Charlotte in the summer holidays to find out how things went […]

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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014. Meet David….. David, IOP Teacher Training Scholar

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014. Meet David…..

Are you holding back from a career in teaching physics because your subject knowledge is rusty? If you’re considering the idea of a career in the classroom but haven’t picked up a physics text book for many years, it’s natural to feel that a lack of confidence in your subject knowledge will let you down. […]

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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014: Meet Joseph……… 2014 IOP Scholar, Joseph

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014: Meet Joseph………

For many people, the decision to train to teach is made several years after embarking on a career in industry. For others, the decision is simpler and is made whilst studying at college or university, and is usually due to the encouragement and enthusiasm of an inspirational teacher. This was the case for Joseph, one […]

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Work placement student Stephen Wells: “what use is that esoteric theory? Er, howzabout that extra terabyte in your hard drive?” StephenWells

Work placement student Stephen Wells: “what use is that esoteric theory? Er, howzabout that extra terabyte in your hard drive?”

This year’s IOP Top 40 Work Placement students have now completed their placements and we’re finding out what they got up to. Today it’s the turn of Stephen Wells, who has just gone into his 4th year of an MSci Physics degree at Queen’s University Belfast. This summer he spent eight weeks on placement at […]

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Daily news

Today’s physics news: Scientists slow the speed of light, ‘goosebumps’ on Comet 67P, and Nasa probe to start photographing Pluto

By Mike B | 26 Jan, 2015 | 0

Scientists slow the speed of light

Today’s physics news: Metal surface ‘bounces’ water, meteorite is ‘hard drive’ from space, and wormhole may exist in Milky Way

By Mike B | 22 Jan, 2015 | 0

Laser-etched metal ‘bounces’ water

Today’s physics news: X-rays reveal secrets of Vesuvius scroll, mysterious signals from space, and Alan Turing’s notebook up for auction

By Mike B | 21 Jan, 2015 | 0

X-ray technique ‘reads’ burnt Vesuvius scroll

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Physics videos

Physics videos, 9 August 2013: YouTube Geek Week physics review

By Nizaar K | 9 Aug, 2013 | 0

This week is YouTube Geek Week. We’re joining in the celebration and have gathered up some of the best physics bits from YouTube’s content drive for your perusal…

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Education

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: Now is the time to teach…

By Jo M | 20 Jan, 2015 | 0
Joella - 2014 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

Joella never doubted that she would one day pursue a career in teaching physics, but she didn’t feel ready to make the move until now…   “Teaching is something I’ve always wanted to do but had never felt quite ready until now. “Before embarking on teacher training I was working full time for a charity […]

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Physics around the UK & Ireland

Stained-glass windows are a portal into modern physics

By Tom | 24 Nov, 2014 | 0
Quantum

Celebrating some of the highlights of 20th-century physics in stained-glass windows may seem like a tall order, but it’s a challenge that IOP member Tom Jacobs set himself and has completed with enthusiasm. He has created a series of seven windows to illustrate modern physics themes, plus one on global warming, that hang in his […]

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Physics around the world

IOP for Africa project in South Africa news

By Tom | 8 Aug, 2014 | 0

In an article earlier this summer, the South African Creamer Media’s Engineering Newswrote about how the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) are collaborating to help raise the standard of science and maths education in South Africa. The IOP international programme, IOP for Africa, and SAIP are involved in […]

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