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Physics World represents a key part of IOP Publishing's mission to communicate world-class research and innovation to the widest possible audience. The website forms part of the Physics World portfolio, a collection of online, digital and print information services for the global scientific community.


Physics World helps scientists working in academic and industrial research stay up to date with the latest breakthroughs in physics and interdisciplinary science. We provide an international readership with a unique mix of daily news, opinion and analysis from an award-winning team of science writers and editors.


We aim to be the most trusted and most respected provider of news and commentary for the global science community.

Our staff writers and editors combine deep scientific knowledge with a passion for uncovering and communicating the stories that really matter

We bring together leading voices from across the scientific community to deliver editorial coverage that is accurate, balanced and thought- provoking

We take pride in our ability to convey complex scientific ideas with clarity and flair

Our continued investment in journalistic excellence has been recognized through a number of prestigious awards


We reflect the increasingly cross-disciplinary and international nature of scientific research through an independent and innovative science-communication programme that seeks to inform, educate and connect a global scientific readership


We promote a collective conversation that engages scientific audiences across borders and across disciplines, helping scientists to promote themselves, their teams and their research to millions of researchers around the world


We explain the wider context of scientific research with clarity and flair, giving scientists the information and understanding they need to do their jobs better


We provide training and mentorship for early-career scientists, thereby supporting the professional development of the next generation of science communicators


We communicate world-class scientific research to the widest possible readership, demonstrating its value to industry, the economy and society

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