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Physics World is the world's leading physics magazine. Every month it is sent to all members of the Institute of Physics, a leading scientific society that works to advance physics for the benefit of all.

Each issue of Physics World covers the big stories and key issues that matter to scientists in all parts of the world, including features from acclaimed physicists and science writers, comprehensive news and analysis, and incisive opinion pieces. Every month you’ll also find valuable careers advice, reviews of the best new books, and updates on the latest research breakthroughs and physics-based technologies.

Physics World has been highly commended at the The Drum Online Media Awards in the category of "Specialist News Site". It also received an honourable mention at the 2019 Eddie & Ozzie Awards.

Subscribe to Physics World

Physics World is published once a month in print and as a digital edition that can be accessed via our apps for iOS, Android and Web browsers. To receive your copy, you'll need to become a member of the Institute of Physics.

Subscriptions are also available for libraries, companies and institutions. To order or enquire about these, e-mail

Physics World Buyer's Guide

Following a period of research with buyers, we have decided to close the Physics World Buyer's Guide. The digital marketplace has changed and we believe we can better showcase information from suppliers by focusing our efforts elsewhere. If you wish to find out more about suppliers, explore content within your subject area or browse our sponsored webinars.

If you’re looking to connect with our international audience of professional physicists and interdisciplinary scientists, explore our other advertising options. We pride ourselves on taking a consultative approach to help you identify the best range of solutions to suit your needs.

Physics World Careers

Produced in conjunction with Physics World Jobs, this annual guide showcases the diverse range of career opportunities available to physics graduates. In addition to comprehensive profiles of leading employers, Physics World Careers includes insightful case studies and sound careers advice to help early-career scientists make informed choices about their future.

Physics World Briefings

Physics World Briefings are the subject-focused supplements to Physics World. Each issue contains key research updates, interviews with leading figures and in-depth features focusing on a specific topic in physics. They are all free to read via the Physics World app.

Physics World Newsletters

We publish a range of newsletters to help you stay up to date with the latest news from Physics World. Covering a variety of subjects, they bring you the latest news straight to your inbox. You can manage your newsletter subscriptions within your account.

Physics World Discovery

This series of short-form ebooks, written by leading voices from across the scientific community, offers expert insights into some of the hottest topics in physics. The Physics World Discovery collection is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to understand these fast-moving fields.

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