This week we are having a #GirlsinPhysics special after the launch of our report which found that, sadly, 49% of maintained co-ed schools sent no girls on to take A-level physics in 2011.
We have access to a variety of videos that show what you can do with a physics education after speaking with a variety of outstanding female physicists.
Masterchef finalist Aki Matshushima is studying for her PhD in cold temperature physics at Imperial College London and investigating how accurate measurements can be made at the quantum scale.
She is also a fantastic sushi chef and has developed Japanese themed ice creams for GINO Gelato. I can vouch for the ice cream being incredible!
Liv Boeree has always been passionate about astrophysics and gained a First Class Honours degree in Physics from Manchester University.
She became involved in the poker industry after graduation, making a name for herself by winning the European Poker Tour in 2010 in San Remo.
Liv’s substantial career winnings and work in the television industry prove that a physics degree can be applied in very unorthodox ways.
Julia Huuhtanen was training at the Russian Olympic Centre and competing in the World Championships in rhythmic gymnastics.
But when pneumonia set back her gymnastics career; she decided to study physics instead – doing her Masters at Royal Holloway, University of London.
This summer Julia was an intern for the Institute of Physics, playing a vital role in the production of the latest Physics and the UK Economy report.
Pupils from Lampton School in Hounslow tell BBC News why physics should be a subject for girls and why they enjoy studying it? Quite a clever bunch, eh?
And at the IOP Awards Dinner, which took place this past Wednesday, Professor Brian Cox gave a thunderous speech. He lays bare his thoughts on a wide range of matters – from homeopathy to journalism that ignores scientific facts and findings. He also talks about the importance of funding in physics and the increasing demand for the subject at university level.
He says some very funny things about the Daily Mail, Jeremy Hunt and his TV show.
Thanks for watching our video roundup. Have you stumbled across any eye catching physics videos recently? Share your favourites with us in the comments below, or take the conversation to Twitter using the #girlsinphysics hashtag.
And don’t forget, we have loads of interesting content on the IOP YouTube channel. Have a great weekend!