British Radiofrequency Spectroscopy Group: The Magnetic Resonance Group

This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest. 

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.  


About the group

As a special interest, member-driven group, we are interested in the development of magnetic resonance techniques, and their application to the study of all states of matter.

The group was started in 1956 by a small but internationally significant, group of UK scientists focused on the then rapidly developing physics of magnetic resonance. 

Raymond Andrew, Jack Powles and Rex Richards who were at the forefront of this field decided that it was important to have small meetings where graduate students could talk and meet others in the physics community.

In October 2000, the BRSG became an IOP group with our new name.

What the group does

We promote magnetic resonance physics research through our bursary and founder prize schemes.

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Group prizes

BRSG Founder's Prize

The Founder’s Prize is awarded to a:

  • young scientist
  • current student
  • those who passed their PhD exam less than five years ago (allowing for career breaks)

Find out more about the BRSG Founder's Prize.

BRSG-NMRDG  Annual Prize for Excellent Contribution to Magnetic Resonance

The prize is awarded for excellence in magnetic resonance and is to honour a work representing one or more substantial contributions to the field.

Find out more about the BRSG-NMRDG  Annual Prize for Excellent Contribution to Magnetic Resonance.

Group events 

The BRSG holds about two meetings each year. Typically, there is a one-day Christmas meeting. The other meeting is usually in the summer.

Find group events on the IOP events site. 

Newsletter and physics publications

Download the BRSG AGM 2015 minutes (DOC, 55.5KB)

Committee and contacts 

Chair: Dr Marina Carravetta marina@soton.ac.uk​​​​​​​
Secretary: Dr John Griffin j.griffin@lancaster.ac.uk