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This website contains the archives of the 'History of Physics' Group of the UK 'Institute of Physics (IOP)'. It is maintained by members of the Group.
Navigation through the site is by means of the list of topics at the top of each page and by links within the pages.
The main IOP site is at: www.iop.org/activity/groups/subject/hp/
It has some early history of the formation of the Physical Society and the Institute of Physics up until their merger in 1960. The rooms in the Headquarters buiding are named after prominent physicists. Click here. for further details.
The Group was established in 1984.
Its main aims are to secure the written, oral and instrumental record of British physics for posterity and to explore ways in which history can be used more effectively in the understanding, teaching and general communication of physics in all countries. Since the history of physics deals with all aspects of physics the Group also hopes to provide a forum whereby the different and sometimes fragmented disciplines of physics and related subjects may interact fruitfully.
Four major areas of interest have been identified:
Page last updated 24 Nov 2013