Join the IOP

With more than 50,000 members, the Institute of Physics has a fascinating and diverse membership that ranges from students through to qualified professionals in all disciplines.

About IOP

The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific membership society working to advance physics for the benefit of all.

We have a worldwide membership of more than 50,000, from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their fields in academia, business, education and government.

Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

Alongside professional support for our members, we engage with policymakers and the public to increase awareness and understanding of the value that physics holds for all of us.

Our subsidiary company, IOP Publishing, is world leader in scientific communications, publishing journals, ebooks, magazines and websites globally.

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Why join?

Membership of the Institute is for everyone who has an interest in the subject and its future. The Institute actively promotes physics to external audiences, increasing awareness of the importance of physics in government, education and industry. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and follow all kinds of different careers; many are directly involved in physics but as many are using their physics training in a wide range of businesses.

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Membership benefits include

  • Physics World – the world’s leading physics magazine, monthly by post, online or as an app
  • IOP journal downloads
  • Careers information and resources
  • Professional status
  • Academic dress
  • Online learning courses
  • email address
  • Support and grants
  • Members room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Member rates for IOP conferences
  • Discount on author charges (NJP)
  • Business journals
  • Making money out of ideas
  • Local branch affiliation
  • Specialist groups
  • Membertalk
  • IOP LinkedIn group

Membership Grades

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended):
    31 January 2019
  • Paper submission deadline:
    28 February 2019
  • Early registration deadline (extended):
    8 March 2019
  • Registration deadline:
    1 April 2019