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03 Aug 2020

Quantum 2020 registration officially opens

Registration has officially opened for Quantum 2020, a virtual conference hosted by IOP Publishing and the Institute of Physics (IOP). The conference is being organised in partnership with the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and the Chinese Physical Society (CPS), a long-standing partner of IOP Publishing. Thanks to generous sponsorship, attendance at...

30 Jul 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

IOP Publishing acknowledges the devastating impact Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having around the world.  Ensuring a safe environment for our employees and customers is our key focus, while minimising disruptions to allow our services to continue. This outlines the measures we have taken – these will be adjusted as necessary as we regularly assess developments. What...

30 Jul 2020

Announcing the winners of #IOPPposter

Twitter poster conference connected scientific researchers over twenty-four hours IOP Publishing has announced the seven winners of #IOPPposter, its first poster conference hosted on Twitter. The winners for each subject area were: Physics – Alexia Beale Materials – Kagiso Loeto Environment and energy – Sarah Asiri Chemistry – Philippe Schwaller Maths and computation – Sarah Guerin...

28 Jul 2020

Lockdown saw modest drop in China air pollution – study

Large improvements of air quality in China during the COVID-19 lockdown have been widely reported, but new research reveals that the two pollutants most harmful to human health, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone, were only slightly reduced. The study, by scientists from the University of Leeds, UK and the Southern University of Science and...

14 Jul 2020

Clean energy grids and electric vehicles key to beating climate change and air pollution

Any uptake in electric vehicle use must be mirrored by the development of clean energy grids to mitigate both climate change and air pollution. That is the key finding of a new study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, and Stanford University, California. Published in the IOP Publishing journal Environmental Research Letters,...

10 Jul 2020

Study sheds light on bushfires’ microclimate impact

A study examining the urban microclimatic impact of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires has uncovered how they affect local meteorological and air quality. Its findings could help understand the potential consequences of an increased rate and extension of bushfires, and especially regarding improving risk preparedness and coping strategies. The research was carried out by scientists from...

06 Jul 2020

Announcing the 2020 New Journal of Physics Early Career Award winner

The Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) and Institute of Physics (IOP) have announced the winner of the New Journal of Physics’ Early Career Award. The award was established to recognise exceptional early-career researchers from across the world who have significantly contributed to the journal. The winner of the 2020 award is Dr Martí Perarnau Llobet, from...

22 Jun 2020

IOP Publishing launches social media powered poster conference #IOPPposter

Twenty-four hour Twitter Poster Conference enables the global scientific community to connect virtually IOP Publishing (IOPP) will host their first Twitter poster conference on 15-16 July 2020. #IOPPposter is a free event that will enable researchers to present their posters in a virtual capacity to peers and other members of the scientific community.   Coinciding with...

18 Jun 2020

IOP Publishing joins forces with other publishers to make research publishing more inclusive and diverse

Publishers responsible for tens of thousands of peer-reviewed journals and books have signed an agreement to take a proactive stance against bias, as they commit to working together to better reflect the diversity of their communities and to remove barriers for under-represented groups.  The joint statement will impact scholarly publishing on a global scale, having been initiated by the Royal Society of Chemistry and signed by the American Chemical...

11 Jun 2020

Aerosol-printed graphene unveiled as low cost, faster food toxin sensor

Researchers in the USA have developed a graphene-based electrochemical sensor capable of detecting histamines (allergens) and toxins in food much faster than standard laboratory tests. The team used aerosol-jet printing to create the sensor.  The ability to change the pattern geometry on demand through software control allowed rapid prototyping and efficient optimization of the sensor...

08 Jun 2020

IOP Publishing and Hungarian consortium sign open access publishing agreement

Researchers at five Hungarian institutions can now publish their research open access in 57 IOP Publishing (IOPP) journals, thanks to a new publish and read agreement with the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National (EISZ) Consortium. The agreement means corresponding authors affiliated with EISZ consortium member institutions can publish in IOPP journals with no barriers and...