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Welcome to the new way to enjoy Physics World magazine
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What's new?

The new way to enjoy Physics World allows you easy access to all the available editions of the monthly magazine at the touch of a button.

  • Get issues of Physics World the moment they are published
  • Choose to read as a PDF-based e-magazine or as individual online articles
  • Access on desktop, mobile or tablet
  • Search within issues to find content
  • Bookmark your favourite articles to read later
  • Download issues to enjoy offline
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Physics World monthly issues are exclusively available to members of the Institute of Physics. Not a member? See the full archive for other free-to-read content or visit the IOP site to learn more about how to join.

Are you an IOP member and want to get started?

To access the new digital editions of Physics World, create an account on the Physics World website. This is separate to any IOP accounts you may have. Follow the instructions during registration to confirm your IOP membership – you’ll only need to do this once. When you’ve finished creating your Physics World account make sure you’re signed in to the Physics World website and you’ll be able to access all the monthly issues of the magazine.

Want to go straight to the latest issue?

Physics World May 2024 is now available as a PDF-based e-magazine or as individual online articles.

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Want to find back issues?

Quick links to all the previous editions of Physics World are available in the magazine archive, including our free-to-read subject-focused Briefings series and the Physics World Careers guide.

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