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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 exclusively for members of the Institute of Physics. To receive a copy and gain access, you'll need to become an IOP member.

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

Physics World Jobs

Physics World Jobs is the latest addition to the Physics World portfolio, building on our extensive coverage of careers over the past 20 years. Whether you’re still working out your career pathway or have a specific role in mind, we’re here to help. Bringing you a diverse range of opportunities for all career stages, we’ll help you take the next step and find your perfect job.

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.

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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