Archive for the ‘Physics around the world’ Category

Skydiving for Africa

By Mike | 18 Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

Olivia Roche, a publisher at the Institute of Physics Publishing and an IOP for Africa volunteer international coordinator, is skydiving to raise money for education projects in Malawi. On 21 June 2014 Olivia Roche will skydive 15,000 feet. The jump is part of a Guinness world record attempt for the greatest number of tandem skydives […]

FIFA 14 calls in the help of Isaac Newton

By Mike B | 27 Sep, 2013 | 0 Comments

Michael Bishop, IOP’s press officer and football enthusiast, explores the physics-based approach to the new FIFA 14 game.

‘Death ray’ reflections from skyscrapers modelled by scientists

By Mike B | 4 Sep, 2013 | 1 Comment

The designer of London’s Walkie Talkie skyscraper has come under scrutiny this week as reports of flaming bicycle seats and melting cars have resulted in a temporary scaffold being erected at street level to block the intense reflection of the Sun’s rays as they beat off the curved building. One thing you can’t say is […]

Urals meteorite prompts a special round-up

By Henry L | 18 Feb, 2013 | 2 Comments
Urals meteor

Henry Lau, editor of, has put together a special news round-up to help grasp what happened last week when the meteorite hit Russia. One of the biggest physics story this year has literally exploded on the news. A meteorite hit the Urals region in Russia on Friday morning UK time. On the same day, […]

Cloak and dragon: two scientific cultures meet

By Kelly O | 9 Jan, 2013 | 0 Comments
Photo: Mervyn Miles

The Beijing morning was cold as the Joint Institute of Physics and Chinese Physics Society Workshop kicked off in December, but this was easily countered by the very warm welcome from our Chinese hosts and the hot topic of this joint workshop: Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, a topic familiar to most as one that might, someday, […]

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