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: Google machine learns to master video games, and vintage Nasa photos up for auction

By SophieH | 26 Feb, 2015 | 0

Google machine learns to master video games A machine has taught itself how to play and win video games, scientists say. The computer program, which is inspired by the human brain, learned how to play 49 classic Atari games. In more than half, it was as good or better than a professional human player. Researchers […]

Today’s physics news: LEDs spur growth in UK fruit and veg, and a solar eclipse to plunge Britain into darkness

By Mike B | 25 Feb, 2015 | 0

LED light can turn Britain into hothouse food grower

Today’s physics news: Scientists to develop Wallace and Gromit ‘smart trousers’, and physicists chart the behaviour of world economies

By Mike B | 24 Feb, 2015 | 0

UK robotics experts developing ‘smart trousers’

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Physics around the UK & Ireland

Stained-glass windows are a portal into modern physics

By Tom S | 24 Nov, 2014 | 0
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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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Daily news

Today’s physics news: Google machine learns to master video games, and vintage Nasa photos up for auction

By SophieH | 26 Feb, 2015 | 0

Google machine learns to master video games A machine has taught itself how to play and win video games, scientists say. The computer program, which is inspired by the human brain, learned how to play 49 classic Atari games. In more than half, it was as good or better than a professional human player. Researchers […]

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Education

IOP Scholars’ Programme: trainee teachers gravitate towards Leicester for out-of-this-world opportunity

By CarolIne D | 4 Feb, 2015 | 0
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Leicester is an unassuming place to house the UK’s largest visitor centre devoted to space science. But the National Space Centre was the perfect location for a group of IOP Scholars, who travelled from all around England to join the IOP’s first Supertrip   On a January morning, 25 student physics teachers in the middle of […]

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Physics around the world

Melanie Windridge will be blogging from Svalbard on viewing the northern lights and March’s solar eclipse

By Tom S | 4 Feb, 2015 | 1
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“You should be here earlier in the winter. When it was colder,” said Knut, the Sami reindeer herder in his gruff, accented English. “Now it’s warm weather, rain, we can’t see the northern lights.” “We haven’t seen them at all since I’ve been here,” I replied. “That’s nearly a week. It’s been cloudy every day.” […]

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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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