IOP special interest groups

Be at the heart of the physics community by joining an IOP special interest group.

What is an IOP special interest group?

An IOP special interest group is a community of IOP members with a shared interest in a particular discipline, application or area of interest. 

Groups are an important part of the IOP's commitment to support a thriving physics ecosystem. 

What do special interest groups do?

Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.

Why join?

Whatever stage of your career you’re at, joining an IOP special interest group will help you meet, network and collaborate with your peers.

Find out more about special interest groups:

Special interest groups are open to all IOP members, whether you’re studying physics at university, a technician or apprentice, or a physicist at any stage of your career.

The senior leaders in our groups are some of the most respected physicists in the UK, Ireland and international community. We are grateful for their contribution, together with group officers and chairs who give their time voluntarily to aid the successful running of groups.

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Joining an IOP special interest group

For non-IOP members: Become a member now

For IOP members: Find out how to join a group