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IOP Publishing launches double-blind peer-review trial

IOP Publishing has announced it will start offering authors the choice of single or double-blind peer review on two of its materials and biophysics/engineering journals.

16 Jan 2017
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Unauthorised access to IOPscience server

It has come to our attention that unauthorised access was gained by an unknown party to an IOPscience.iop.org server on 24 December 2016.

5 Jan 2017

Discovery of Einstein’s gravitational-waves wins Physics World Breakthrough Award 2016

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, involving researchers from MIT, Caltech and more than 80 other institutions worldwide, has won the Physics World 2016 Breakthrough of the Year, for its revolutionary, world-first direct observations of gravitational waves.

12 Dec 2016

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.

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

KM3NeT unveils detailed plans for largest neutrino telescope in the world

Covered by The Daily Mail, International Business Times and Popular Science

24 Jun 2016

Radical pair analysis overcomes hurdle in theory of how birds navigate

Covered by The Washington Post

9 Jun 2016

Addressing antibiotic resistance: breath analysis aims to reduce unnecessary prescriptions

Covered by The Daily Mail, Medical News Today and Medical Daily

8 Jun 2016

Research News

Modelling sheds new light on bacteria behaviour

A new study into how bacteria move, behave, and form colonies could allow a better understanding of infections, and pave the way to new antimicrobial treatments.

10 Jan 2017

Could Rudolph and friends help to slow down our warming climate?

Reindeer may be best known for pulling Santa’s sleigh, but a new study suggests they may have a part to play in slowing down climate change too.

22 Dec 2016

New type of travelling wave pattern could contain biological coordinates

‘Stretchable map’ is a logical way to understand how bacteria manage cell division Physicists in Israel and the US have proposed a new type of travelling wave pattern — one that can adapt to the size of physical system in which it is embedded – reporting the work in the New Journal of Physics.

16 Dec 2016

Can you bounce water balloons off a bed of nails? Yes, says new study

A group of first year students at Roskilde University, supervised by Dr Tina Hecksher, have shown that water-filled balloons behave very similarly to tiny water droplets, by bouncing them on a bed of nails.

14 Dec 2016

Researchers measure vortex breakdown in a bird’s wake for the first time – thanks to 3D printed goggles

New research has shed light for the first time on how the breakdown of strong vortices birds create by flapping their wings limits our ability to calculate the lift they generate to fly.

7 Dec 2016

Link and node analysis charts language survival

Model examines the interplay between the use of a language and the preference or attitude of the speakers towards it Bilingual speakers play an important role in language survival, according to the results of a new study published in the New Journal of Physics.

30 Nov 2016

Study finds evidence of Deepwater Horizon oil in land-based birds

Results highlight food-web link between oil exposure and a terrestrial ecosystem The ecological consequences of an environmental disaster can extend further than one may imagine as effects propagate through interconnected food webs.

16 Nov 2016