IOP Publishing celebrates 100th book

IOP Publishing is celebrating reaching the milestone of the publication of its 100th book The 100th title to publish, Butterfly in The Quantum World – The story of the most fascinating quantum fractal by Professor Indubala I Satija, contains a prologue and guest chapter by Douglas Hofstadter, the renowned physicist and author who first wrote […]

15 Sep 2016Bristol, UK
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Congratulations to the 2016 ABSW IOP Student Science Publication Award winners

IOP Publishing and the Institute of Physics congratulate the winners of the ABSW IOP Student Science Publication Award, announced at the 3rd European Conference of Science Journalists.

23 Jul 2016Manchester, UK

2015 Impact Factors for IOP Publishing journals

The 2015 Impact Factors, published by Thomson Reuters, once again show significant growth for journals published by IOP Publishing with more than half of the portfolio seeing an increase from last year.

14 Jun 2016Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing in News

Many of IOP's products, people and developments regularly appear in the media. A selection of this coverage is listed below. IOP Publishing is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Congratulations to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates

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4 Oct 2016

Physicists refine polymer model to study the origins of life

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4 Oct 2016

Scientists explore oil clean-up properties of aquatic ferns

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18 Aug 2016

Did cutting edge optics help Rembrandt draw self-portraits?

Covered by The New York Times, The Times, The Daily Mail and The Smithsonian

14 Jul 2016

Knuckleball machine delivers soccer science

Covered by The Daily Mail, Discovery News' Seeker and Gizmodo

13 Jul 2016

Research News

Physicists refine polymer model to study the origins of life

Linear molecular system where DNA strand length is used as a proxy for groups of living organisms exhibits selective behaviour that can continue indefinitely.

4 Oct 2016Bristol, UK

Dogs detecting cancer: putting the idea to the test

Study performed on smokers and ex-smokers examines whether canine scent detection could really be a suitable screening tool for lung-cancer under clinical conditions.

29 Sep 2016Bristol, UK.

Seismic shield: large-scale metamaterials combat earthquakes in 3D model

Numerical analysis considers both surface and guided waves, accounts for soil dissipation, and provides design guidelines for implementing earthquake protection using an array of ground-based cavities Metamaterials – artificial structures that exhibit extraordinary vibrational properties – could come to the rescue of regions threatened by earthquakes, according to new results published in the New Journal […]

7 Sep 2016
Water droplet on eggbeater-shaped hairs (trichomes) covering the Salvinia molesta leaves.

Scientists explore oil clean-up properties of aquatic ferns

Hairy-leaved plants that selectively soak up oil while repelling water could inspire more efficient environmental remediation.

18 Aug 2016Bristol, UK.
Contrail, courtesy of Mick West

“Chemtrails” not real, say leading atmospheric science experts

Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program.

12 Aug 2016Washington DC, USA
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Where is my mind? A new study looks for the cortical conscious network

New research published in the New Journal of Physics tries to decompose the structural layers of the cortical network to different hierarchies enabling to identify the network’s nucleus, from which our consciousness could emerge.

2 Aug 2016Ramat Gan, Israel
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Australian physicists revisit spin-bowling puzzle

Latest calculations reveal why small variations in the rotation of the ball applied by slow bowlers in cricket can cause batsmen big problems even before deliveries have pitched on the ground.

22 Jul 2016Bristol, UK