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20 Dec 2012

New Senior Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific for IOP Publishing

Neil Byrne has today been announced as the new Senior Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific for IOP Publishing. Mr Byrne will take up his role at the beginning of January 2013 and will be based in Sydney, Australia. He will take responsibility for customers based in the Asia Pacific region. With over 10 years’...

14 Dec 2012

Top Ten Physics Breakthroughs for 2012 Announced

The top ten breakthroughs in physics in 2012, as judged by Physics World magazine, have been announced. The top spot in the list was taken by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN for their joint discovery of a Higgs-like particle at the Large Hadron Collider. The top ten breakthroughs identified in the list were...

14 Dec 2012

Physics on a plane: crystals made under zero gravity

A group of physicists from Japan have taken to the skies to grow crystals under zero gravity. Presenting their results today, 13 December, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society’s New Journal of Physics, they’ve overcome the limitations of the laboratory to examine the peculiar dynamics of helium crystals on a much larger...

05 Dec 2012

New Head of Publishing — Partner Journals, for IOP Publishing

Jamie Hutchins has today been announced as the new Head of Publishing — Partner Journals, for IOP Publishing. Mr Hutchins, who starts in his role at IOP Publishing’s Bristol office on 17 December 2012, has over 13 years of experience in the scientific, technical and medical publishing industry. He is currently working for Cambridge University...

05 Dec 2012

Spotlight on ORCID

What is ORCID? ORCID is an acronym for Open Researcher and Contributor ID system. Begun as a non-profit community-based effort by members of the academic research community, the primary goal of the ORCID project is to clearly attribute scholarly output to individual researchers via a unique, opaque identifier. Many different types of scholarly works can...

05 Dec 2012

Board member access to journal archive extended

From 1 January 2013, editorial board members on all IOP wholly owned titles and selected partner journals will be given access to the full online archive for the journals on which they serve. At present, as a board member you have access to the current year’s content and a ten-year back file (where applicable). Under...

29 Nov 2012

Physics World celebrates the best of this year’s books

This month’s Physics World boasts a bumper books section, providing a useful resource for those on the lookout for stocking fillers this Christmas. Five books are reviewed in depth and another five are given shorter reviews in the regular “Between the lines” section of the magazine. Three of the books reviewed – The Idea Factory:...

28 Nov 2012

Sea-levels rising faster than IPCC projections

Sea-levels are rising 60 per cent faster than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) central projections, new research suggests. While temperature rises appear to be consistent with the projections made in the IPCC’s fourth assessment report (AR4), satellite measurements show that sea-levels are actually rising at a rate of 3.2 mm a year compared...

27 Nov 2012

Shrubs lend an insight into a glacier’s past

The stems of shrubs have given researchers a window into a glacier’s past, potentially allowing them to more accurately assess how they’re set to change in the future. Their findings have been published today, 27 November, in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research Letters, and show how a glacier’s history of melting can be extended way...

22 Nov 2012

Cartilage made easy with novel hybrid printer

The printing of three-dimensional tissue has taken a major step forward with the creation of a novel hybrid printer that simplifies the process of creating implantable cartilage. The printer has been presented today, 22 November, in IOP Publishing’s journal Biofabrication, and was used to create cartilage constructs that could eventually be implanted into injured patients...

21 Nov 2012

Warming to shift heavy rainfall patterns in the UK

A group of researchers from Germany has taken to investigating the potential changes in extreme rainfall patterns across the UK as a result of future global warming and has found that in some regions, the time of year when we see the heaviest rainfall is set to shift. The study, published today, 21 November, in...

16 Nov 2012

Optical microscopes lend a hand to graphene research

The remarkable properties and subsequent applications of graphene have been well-documented since it was first isolated in 2004; however, researchers are still trying to find a quick, cheap and efficient way of measuring its thickness. A group of researchers from China appear to have solved this problem by devising a universal method using just a...