This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest.
Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.
About the group
As a special interest, member-driven group, we facilitate peer support and knowledge exchange. We are a forum for discussion and represent the views of our members in the physics community to the IOP and external bodies.
We are open to all in the physics community and especially welcome those who have taken a career break, or are on an unconventional career path.
You may have:
What the group does
We aim to:
Early Career Members Group launch
At our launch in 2018, we decided to provide:
Institute Vice-President for Science and Innovation, Professor Sarah Thompson, said:
“It’s important that you don’t feel held back by the way that groups have done things before, as there’s no standard way of doing things”.
Our co-chairs said at the launch, “We want this group to span the entirety of the physics community”. He said plans include:
Secretary, Dr Apostolos Evangelopoulos, said the group would bring together academia and industry, as well as research, and support mentoring of members.
Treasurer Maciej Matuszewski, finishing a PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Durham, said people can feel uncertain how to progress a physics career and hoped the group would build a physics community beyond career boundaries.
Media Officer, Jennifer Radtke, encouraged tweeters to follow on @IOPECM and share thoughts using #IOPEarlyCareer. The ECM Group also has a LinkedIn group.
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