IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: From horticulture to physics teaching…. John - 2014 Scholar

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: From horticulture to physics teaching….

One of the many benefits of the IOP teacher training scholarships programme is that it provides an opportunity for ‘career changers’ to make a secure move into the teaching profession. John, one of our current scholars is a great example of this. Before deciding to retrain as a physics teacher, John enjoyed a career in horticulture, but […]

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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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Daily news

Today’s physics news: UK unveils science strategy, REF results announcend, and Philae landing ‘all a blur’

By Mike B | 19 Dec, 2014 | 0

Ministers unveil science strategy

Today’s physics news: Methane belches detected on Mars, thought-controlled robotic arm, and gamma-ray bursts in storms

By Mike B | 17 Dec, 2014 | 0

Methane ‘belches’ detected on Mars

Today’s physics news: Secure quantum internet takes leap forward, and multimedia physics highlights of 2014

By Mike B | 16 Dec, 2014 | 0

Plans for secure quantum internet take a leap forward

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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: Teaching physics is doing physics…

By Jo M | 15 Dec, 2014 | 0
Doug - IOP Scholar 2014

In the last of our IOP scholar blog series for 2014, we would like to introduce you to Doug. Doug always knew he wanted to become a teacher because he could not think of a better way to explore and share his love for physics…   “For me, teaching is by far the best and most […]

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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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