Magnetism 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 promote and support physics research in:

    • magnetism
    • spintronics
    • magnetic materials 

    Research in magnetism ranges from theoretical and experimental work in fundamental physics to applications of magnetic materials.

    What the group does

    We support:

    • early career physicists
    • established researchers in academia
    • industrial enterprises from small start-ups to large multinationals

    We represent the magnetism research physics community in the Institute and contribute to raising its profile.

    We welcome suggestions for new ways to support physicists working in magnetism. Email with your ideas. 

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    Group prize

    Professor Erich Peter Wohlfarth and the Wohlfarth Lecture Series

    The Wohlfarth annual lecture at the Magnetism Conference recognises the outstanding contribution made by Professor Peter Wohlfarth to the field of magnetism. It is jointly sponsored by our group and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  (IEEE) UK and Ireland Magnetics Chapter.

    Find out more about Professor Erich Peter Wohlfarth and the Wohlfarth Lecture Series.

    Physics resources 

    Postgraduate funding for events

    We can help fund the cost of postgraduate students presenting research work at international conferences. Learn more about the Research Student Conference Fund.  

    Travel Bursary Reports 

    Group events 

    Find group events on the IOP events site.

    Magnetism Group conference

    Magnetism is the conference organised by the UK and Republic of Ireland magnetism community. It encourages participation from Europe and further afield, and from industry. It is a highly successful conference held annually since 2014.

    Interested in hosting Magnetism 2021?

    We are inviting expressions of interest to host Magnetism Group conferences. 

    We don’t want to restrict the organisation to committee members and welcome expressions of interest from all members of the magnetism community.

    Key criteria

    1. An appropriate venue with consideration of cost.
      The venue should have two lecture theatres.
      The minimum capacities are 200 and 100 theatre style. 
      There should be an area for posters, exhibition and catering. It must comfortably accommodate 90 posters, up to 15 exhibitors (table top stands) and catering for 200 attendees.
    2. Travel. This includes time, cost and convenience for attendees.
    3. Availability of suitable accommodation at a reasonable cost.
    4. Local organisation on the ground.

    Conference co-chair

    Magnetism 2021 is organised by the IOP Magnetism Group. A committee member will be included as conference co-chair to provide support and a link to the committee.


    Discuss expression of interests with the committee chair Thomas Moore


    Committee and contacts