Are you involved in physics communication in your early career?

The IOP Physics Communicators Group has invited applications for their Early Career Physics Communicator Award from people at the start of their careers in physics who have undertaken activities that support and encourage excellent communication of physics. The prize is awarded annually and to be eligible applicants must be resident in the UK or Eire and either within five years of a first degree in physics or currently engaged in postgraduate study in physics.

The deadline for applications is 3 October 2016.

Shortlisted applicants will give a presentation about their physics communication activities at a special event on 21 November 2016 and the winner will receive £250 and a certificate. For more details visit the prize website.


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Optics + Ultrasound III: call for papers

The third Optics + Ultrasound meeting at the University of Nottingham on 9 November 2016, sponsored by the IOP Physical Acoustics and Optical Groups, has announced a call for papers.

Combining optics and ultrasound leads to many powerful techniques for probing and manipulating matter. Applications are wide ranging and include medical imaging, non destructive testing and fundamental science ranging from the macroscale down to the nanoscale. Following highly successful meetings sponsored by the Institute of Physics, Optics+Ultrasound III has been announced.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to: medical imaging / non destructive testing / generation / detection / photoacoustic imaging / ultrasound modulated optical tomography / novel contrast agents e.g. nanoparticles, microbubbles / optical detection of ultrasound / reconstruction algorithms / modelling of light sound interaction / elastography / thin films / structure materials / phononics / tranducers and sensors.

Abstracts (~100-150 words) should be emailed to Emily Mason by 30 September 2016.