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

By Tom S | 4 Feb, 2015 | 0 Comments

“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.” […]

IOP for Africa project in South Africa news

By Tom S | 8 Aug, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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 […]

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