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Physics World app

With the Physics World app you can read the world's leading physics magazine directly from your smartphone or tablet.

Every month more than 100,000 readers enjoy comprehensive news and analysis, in-depth features, incisive opinion pieces, sound careers advise, reviews of the best new books and multimedia, and the ever-popular Lateral Thoughts page.

Non-members can still download the app to access the free Physics World focus issues and special reports, while members of the Institute can access the latest issue of Physics World each month.

Key features of the app.

All the top stories from the magazine
Swipe, tap or browse pages to navigate
Enhanced video and audio content
Offline reading of all downloaded content
Easy sharing of articles via FacebookTwitter and e-mail

Which devices will it work on?

The Physics World app will work on most smartphones and tablets. Versions are available for both Apple and Android devices.

Where can I download the app?

You can download the app from the iTunes App Store and Google Play by searching for "Physics World magazine" or follow these links to download it directly

Download from the App Store
Download from Google Play

What's in the Physics World app?

The app includes the monthly issues of magazine, Physics World focus issues and special reports, plus extra digital-only content.

How do I get the latest issue?

The app will automatically update with the latest issue and give you the option to download it when convenient.

Can I receive notifications of new issues?

If you are using the Apple app, we'll send you a message to notify you when new issues are available, providing you have "Notifications" turned on in your device "Settings".

Can I use the app when I am offline?

Providing issues have been downloaded, you can read them when you are offline. You will however need a connection to view any video content.

Does the monthly issue expire?

No. Provided you have a current membership of the Institute of Physics you will be able to access every issue of Physics World since the new release in July 2014. Non-members of the Institute will be able to access all the focus issues and special reports.

How much does the app cost?

The app is free to download, but access to the monthly magazine is restricted to members of the Institute of Physics.

What if I'm not a member?

Anyone with an interest in physics can join the Institute. For instant membership, visit the IOP website to find out more about the different membership packages available.

Help with logging in

When you first open the app, you will be asked to log in using your IOP membership username and password. You will only need to log in once; after that, the app will remember your log-in details to provide you with immediate access to all issues.

If you've forgotten your log-in details, please contact Member Services for assistance.

Can't find what you're looking for?

If you can't find the answer you are looking for or need more information, please contact our Customer Services team.

Send us your feedback

We would really like to know what you like and dislike about the app to enable us to improve it with your needs in mind. Please send your comments and suggestions to

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions carefully before using the app. Full details are available at

Physics World Newsflash app

About newsflash

The newsflash app allows you to download the latest news articles from Physics World directly to your iPhone or iPod Touch. Staying informed on the go has never been easier.

The app allows you to quickly access the headline news stories, which are displayed in an easy-to-read format. This is in addition to all the other great Physics World content, such as in-depth analysis and multimedia content, which can also be accessed and viewed on your device in the usual way.

How do I get the newsflash app?

The newsflash app is available from the App Store on your iPhone or iPod Touch. You can also download it to your computer via the App Store in iTunes.

What are the key features of newsflash?

Browse – newsflash displays headlines from the latest 25 news articles, which link through to the full stories.
Search – newsflash allows unlimited searching. Simply enter your search terms to find relevant news articles.
Saved search – newsflash saves your previous searches in a list for quick selection, and they can be deleted when no longer required.
E-mail – newsflash lets you e-mail details of particular articles to yourself or colleagues so that you can access the news article from a computer. The link provided in the e-mail will take you to the full news article on Physics World .

How much does it cost?

The app can be downloaded from the App Store completely free of charge.

How do I get the latest Physics World news articles?

Each time you open the app the latest news articles will be downloaded. There is no need to refresh because this will be done automatically.

What devices will newsflash work on?

The newsflash app works on iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

How do I save or remove a search?

Click on the search icon at the top right of the home screen and type your search term to find the latest relevant news articles. Your search terms will be saved and displayed at the top of your app screen. You can edit and remove items from your saved searches list whenever you like via the search page.

Can I share news articles with my friends and colleagues?

The newsflash app allows you to share news articles by clicking on the share button at the top right of the screen on each individual article page. This will allow you to e-mail a link to the article to friends and colleagues.

How do I remove the app?

To remove the newsflash app from your device, you need to press down firmly on the newsflash icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch. The icons will begin to shake. Simply press the black-circle delete icon. To delete the app from your iTunes account you need to highlight the app title with your cursor and press the delete key.

Can I submit feedback about the app?

We like to receive feedback – both negative and positive – because this will help us to further develop newsflash in line with the requirements of users. You can send feedback via the link on the About page in the app, or you can submit feedback and/or questions to

Terms and conditions

Full details are available via the link on the About page in the app, or at

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