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02 Apr 2012

The role of physics in the sinking of the Titanic

A century on from the sinking of the Titanic, science writer Richard Corfield takes a look at the cascade of events that led to the demise of the ‘unsinkable’ ship, taking into account the maths and physics that played a significant part. At 11.40 p.m. on Sunday 14 April 1912 the Titanic, bound from Southampton...

29 Mar 2012

Fusion present low proliferation risk, experts conclude

American researchers have shown that prospective magnetic fusion power systems would pose a much lower risk of being used for the production of weapon&#8211usable materials than nuclear fission reactors and their associated fuel cycle. The researchers, from Princeton University, found that if nuclear fusion power plants are designed to accommodate appropriate safeguards, there is little...

21 Mar 2012

Jellyfish inspires latest ocean-powered robot

American researchers have created a robotic jellyfish, named Robojelly, which not only exhibits characteristics ideal to use in underwater search and rescue operations, but could, theoretically at least, never run out of energy thanks to it being fuelled by hydrogen. Constructed from a set of smart materials, which have the ability to change shape or...

09 Feb 2012

Suzy Lidström appointed as new Editor-in-Chief for Physica Scripta

Dr Suzy Lidström has been announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of Physica Scripta, a leading international journal for experimental and theoretical physics. Dr Lidström is currently self-employed, working with Swedish researchers on their publications. She undertakes a range of tasks from proofreading and copy-editing through to assisting with funding applications. She has a degree in...

20 Jan 2012

Algerian Government signs five year deal to widen access to physics research

The Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has signed a five-year agreement with IOP Publishing to provide access to key content to over 60 institutions across Algeria. This new partnership will greatly improve access for Algerian scholars to cutting edge scientific research, giving them access to over 400 thousand papers from over 60...

05 Jan 2012

New Editor-in-Chief appointed for Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Dr Jason S Gardner has been announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, a leading international publication in condensed matter physics. Dr Gardner is currently a research scientist in experimental condensed matter physics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg and Indiana University, USA. He has already made an...

21 Dec 2011

Kornelius Nielsch appointed as new Editor-in-Chief of Semiconductor Science and Technology

Professor Dr Kornelius Nielsch has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of Semiconductor Science and Technology, a leading international journal on semiconductor physics. Kornelius Nielsch is Professor of Experimental Physics at the Institute of Applied Physics of the University of Hamburg, Germany, and has tremendous research experience as coordinator of the Priority Program of the...

15 Dec 2011

Measurement Science and Technology appoints David Birch as Editor-in-Chief

Professor David Birch has today been announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of the leading international journal Measurement Science and Technology. Published by IOP Publishing, Measurement Science and Technology covers new advances in measurement techniques and associated instrumentation. David Birch is Professor of Photophysics in the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow...

08 Dec 2011

IOP Publishing joins GakuNin Japanese Shibboleth Federation

IOP Publishing (IOP) has expanded its Shibboleth compliance to include the Japanese Federation GakuNin. Users in Japanese institutions who are members of GakuNin can now access subscribed content from multiple resources using just one ID and password, whether they are on or off-campus. Shibboleth is an open-source software package for single web sign-on which simplifies...

06 Oct 2011

IOP Publishing expands customer service department

IOP Publishing (IOP) has announced today that it is expanding its customer service provision with the appointment of a full time representative in its Philadelphia headquarters. “This move is the start of a comprehensive review of our infrastructure to ensure that we are providing the best service in the industry” said Steve Moss, President of...

03 Oct 2011

New Editor-in-Chief appointed for Physics in Medicine & Biology

Professor Simon Cherry has today been announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB). Published by IOP Publishing on behalf of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, PMB covers the application of practical and theoretical physics to medicine and biology, and is especially concerned with cutting-edge research in the...