Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics ( IOP abbreviation, English Physics Institute ) is the UK's and Ireland's main professional body for physicists.

It was founded in 1874 as the Physical Society of London and has over 34,000 members worldwide. The IOP launched the site, an online guide for physicists. The IOP provides the members to various services, such as career counseling.

Physics World is the membership magazine of the IOP, the published among other Physics news and jobs. Together with the DPG awards the IOP annually the Max Born Prize. The Dirac Medal (IOP ) is an annually awarded by her prestigious award in theoretical physics. The Institute also awards the prize of £ 2000 Isaac Newton Medal for outstanding achievements in physics, among others, the Mott Medal, the Maxwell Medal, the Faraday Medal (formerly known as Guthrie Medal ), the Glazebrook Medal, the Kelvin Medal and the Swan Medal.

Together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences are the IOP on behalf of the academies of science and physics societies of the Nordic countries the journal Physica Scripta out.