100 incredible years of physics and the IOP

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the IOP. As part of our celebrations we invited six members of the IOP to give their personal view of their discipline across the last hundred years; the physicists who inspired them and the discoveries and innovations that have helped shape our lives.

Over the next year, we will be adding to this online resource and we are asking members to suggest future interviewees to be considered for inclusion. Please email your suggestions to anniversary@iop.org.


Astronomy and space image

100 years of astrophysics

Featuring Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford

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Materials image

100 years of materials science

Featuring Dr Clara Barker, University of Oxford

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Medical physics image

100 years of medical physics

Featuring Dr Dimitra Darambara, Institute of Cancer Research

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Illustration of high energy particles flowing through a tokamak or doughnut-shaped device

100 years of nuclear physics

Featuring Professor Jim Al-Khalili, University of Surrey

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Particle and nuclear image

100 years of particle physics

Featuring Professor Val Gibson, University of Cambridge

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Three circles within each other, with different coloured outlines, overlapping with another set of three circles within each other, again with different coloured outlines, against a black background.

100 years of quantum physics

Featuring Professor Kai Bongs, University of Birmingham

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Illustration of futuristic quantum processor

The next 100 years

How might physics impact future generations? In this centenary year we ask: what could the future hold for physics and society?

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