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PhysicsWorld Archive

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"With physics changing at such a rapid pace, Physics World is the perfect way for you to stay on top thanks to its timely, accessible and thought-provoking articles from the world's leading physicists and science writers." Matin Durrani, Editor Physics World

Physics World magazine

As well as being the Institute of Physics' membership magazine, Physics World is widely recognized as the world's must-read physics publication.

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

Physics World Archive

This fully searchable online PDF archive contains every issue of Physics World published since its launch in 1988. To date, it contains more than 11,000 articles in an easy to read, searchable PDF format for reading online and offline.

Physics World Archive is an invaluable research tool for physicists everywhere.

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To find out more information on how to subscribe to either Physics World Archive or the monthly magazine please visit our subscription information page.

Useful information helps you stay current with the latest breakthroughs in physics by giving you a unique blend of daily news, a lively blog, through-provoking webinars, and video interviews with some of the world's leading physicists.

About the Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. We are a charitable organization with a worldwide membership of more than 45,000, working together to advance physics education, research and application. We engage with policymakers and the general public to develop awareness and understanding of the value of physics and, through IOP Publishing, we are world leaders in professional scientific communications.

Physics World also comes as part of the many membership options available from the Institute, including the new digital membership IOPimember, which lets you enjoy the magazine online or through the free Physics World apps.

Industry professionals, researchers, students and even non-physicists from all over the world can enjoy Physics World each month. Visit to find the perfect membership option for you.