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09 Oct 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Nobel Laureates in Physics

The wait to discover the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics is over. IOP Publishing congratulates James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz on becoming the latest Nobel Prize laureates. The Nobel committee recognised the three researchers “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the...

01 Aug 2019

IOP Publishing award for top cited Indian authors

Top cited authors from India are being recognised for the significance of their work with an IOP Publishing award. The award is for corresponding authors from India, for work published across the whole IOP Publishing journal portfolio in the past three years (2016-2018). The winners are authors of the top one per cent of the...

12 Apr 2019

Black hole discovery sparks global interest in AAS journal

On Wednesday, researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration unveiled the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. Their image reveals the black hole at the centre of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. The black hole is 55 million light-years from Earth and has...

08 Jan 2018

New ebooks take a look at stellar evolution and red supergiants

Supergiant stars and stellar evolution are the first topics to be covered in a new astronomy ebook collection from the American Astronomical Society and IOP Publishing. In the first book in the collection, Astrophysics of Red Supergiants, Professor Emily Levesque, from the University of Washington in Seattle, explores our current knowledge of red supergiant stars,...