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Year: 2013

23 Dec 2013

Advisory Board member receives Brian Pippard Prize

Professor Robert Hadfield of the University of Glasgow and Advisory Board member of IOP Publishing’s Superconductor Science and Technology, is the winner of the 2013 Brian Pippard Prize. Professor Hadfield was considered by the Institute of Physics superconductivity group’s prize selection panel, alongside a range of other strong contenders for the prize, to have made...

18 Dec 2013

Cells from the eye are inkjet printed for the first time

A group of researchers from the UK have used inkjet printing technology to successfully print cells taken from the eye for the very first time. The breakthrough, which has been detailed in a paper published today, 18 December, in IOP Publishing’s journal Biofabrication, could lead to the production of artificial tissue grafts made from the...

17 Dec 2013

Traffic jams lend insight into emperor penguin huddle

Emperor penguins maintain the tight huddle that protects them from the harsh conditions of an Antarctic winter with stop-and-go movements like cars in a traffic jam, a new study has shown. By using a mathematical model that recreated the positions, movements and interactions of individual penguins in a huddle, researchers have revealed that an individual...

13 Dec 2013

Top 10 physics breakthroughs for 2013 announced

The top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2013, as judged by Physics World magazine, have been announced. The top spot in the list was taken by the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory for making the first observations of high-energy cosmic neutrinos. Physics World reported on IceCube's observations on 21 November: IceCube finds cosmic neutrinos at...

09 Dec 2013

3D printing used as a tool to explain theoretical physics

Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London. In new study published today, 9 December, in the journal EPL, the researchers have successfully demonstrated how complex...

09 Dec 2013

Physica Scripta publishes proceedings from the Nobel Symposium

In the week that Peter Higgs and François Englert collect this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics, the journal Physica Scripta has today published the proceedings from the Nobel Symposium on the “Physics of the Large Hadron Collider” which took place in Sweden earlier this year. The prestigious annual event brought together a range of speakers...

05 Dec 2013

New Publishing Manager for IOP Publishing

Dr Matthew Salter has been announced as the new Publishing Manager for Asia Pacific at IOP Publishing. He will take up his role on 14 December 2013 and will be based in IOP Publishing’s Tokyo office. Dr Salter has a wealth of experience, having worked in both science research and publishing roles. He has a...

05 Dec 2013

IOP Publishing signs contracts with CERN for three journals to join SCOAP3

IOP Publishing has today announced the signing of the contracts that confirm the participation of three of its partner journals in SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) for three years, commencing 1 January 2014. The three journals are: Chinese Physics C (CPC), published in partnership with the Chinese Physical Society, the...

29 Nov 2013

Bone grafting improvements with the help of sea coral

Sea coral could soon be used more extensively in bone grafting procedures thanks to new research that has refined the material’s properties and made it more compatible with natural bone. By partially converting calcium carbonate―found in the exoskeleton of sea coral―into coralline hydroxyapatite (CHA), the refined material, called coralline hydroxyapatite/calcium carbonate (CHACC), has been shown...

28 Nov 2013

IOP ebook author awarded Rothschild Prize

Professor Shlomo Havlin, author of IOP ebook Introduction to Network of Networks has been awarded the 2014 Rothschild Prize. The Rothschild Prize in chemical and physical sciences is a prestigious Israeli award, established in 1959 by Yad Hanadiv to support the advancement of sciences and humanities in the country. The prize will be awarded to...

28 Nov 2013

Physicists find a way to study coldest objects in the Universe

They are the coldest objects in the Universe and are so fragile that even a single photon can heat and destroy them. Known as Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) and consisting of just a cluster of atoms, it has up until now been impossible to measure and control these remarkable forms of matter simultaneously. In a new...

27 Nov 2013

A Whirling Dervish puts physicists in a spin

A force that intricately links the rotation of the Earth with the direction of weather patterns in the atmosphere has been shown to play a crucial role in the creation of the hypnotic patterns created by the skirts of the Whirling Dervishes. This is according to an international group of researchers who have demonstrated how...