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Physics Education anniversary issue cover

Physics Education: celebrating 50 years of the journal

This month, Physics Education, celebrates its 50th year of publication with a special anniversary issue.

24 May 2016Bristol, UK
An artistic interpretation of the periodic and multispecies asymmetric simple exclusion process.

Journal of Physics A recognises mathematical research excellence

IOP Publishing has announced the winners of the 2016 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Best Paper Prize 2016.

19 May 2016Bristol, UK
Photo: Peng Guo, third from right, receives the CAS 'Service Star' award.

IOP Publishing wins Chinese Academy of Sciences ‘Service Star’ award for second year running

For two consecutive years, IOP Publishing (IOP) has been given the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) ‘Service Star’ award.

5 May 2016Shanghai, China

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.

Caltech researchers find evidence of a real ninth planet

Covered by The Independent, BBC News, Sky News, The Economist and Discovery News

20 Jan 2016

Saliva test to detect GHB and alcohol poisonings

Covered by BBC Newsbeat, Mail Online and El Mundo (Spanish)

8 Jan 2016

Using magnetic permeability to store information

Covered by E&T Magazine and Nanotechnology News

11 Sep 2015Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Replicating liver cells for fast drug testing

Covered by Yahoo! India News and Medical News Today

11 Sep 2015Biofabrication

Peak emissions at London station worse than road-side equivalents

Covered by London Evening Standard and E&T Magazine

9 Sep 2015Environmental Research Letters

Research News

Photograph | The Gries lake and glaciers, Switzerland

As European glaciers dwindle, could dams replace them?

Water management in reservoirs could substantially mitigate future summer water shortages, expected as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat.

20 May 2016Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Image | Landscape, Pixabay, CC0

Poorer countries experiencing more heat extremes

Many of the world's poorest people are already experiencing more extremely hot days due to climate change, with the world’s wealthiest less affected, according to just-published Victoria University of Wellington research.

17 May 2016Wellington, New Zealand
Photo of Allan Sandage

Allan Sandage’s last paper unravels 100-year-old astronomical mystery

Carnegie’s Allan Sandage, who died in 2012, was a tremendously influential figure in the field of astronomy.

17 May 2016Pasadena, CA, USA
Image | Africa, Pixabay, CC0

Frequency of extreme heat waves on the increase in Africa: could occur annually by 2040

Climate analysis shows that periods of unusually hot weather are on the rise for one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change, even if the increase in global average temperature remains at a modest level.

12 May 2016Bristol, UK
Physics World May issue cover

The physics of the walking dead: the scientists studying the spread of zombies

Science writer Stephen Ornes talks with the physicists who mixed modelling with science fiction to predict the success of a zombie invasion, available in May’s issue of Physics World magazine, online now!

3 May 2016Bristol, UK
Charging lion and its prey

Theoretical tiger chases statistical sheep to probe immune system behaviour

Studying the way that solitary hunters such as tigers, bears or sea turtles chase down their prey turns out to be very useful in understanding the interaction between individual white blood cells and colonies of bacteria.

29 Apr 2016Bristol, UK
Image | Nuclear fusion, Pixabay, CC0

Small-scale fusion the new way forward, according to new scientific paper

Power from nuclear fusion has today been shown as possible on a smaller scale than expected, paving the way for rapid development of a clean, base-load energy source.

27 Apr 2016Oxford, UK