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Year 12 students see how physics saves lives

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IOP’s Senior Press Officer, Joe Winters, on 020 7470 4815/07946 321473 or email

IOP National Officer Wales, Angharad Thomas, on 07919 035752 or email

Reaching Wider South West Wales Partnership Manager, Heather Pudner, on 01792 602128 or email and

The Institute of Physics in Wales
The Institute of Physics in Wales (IOPW) is part of the Institute of Physics, which is a leading scientific society promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all. The Institute of Physics has a worldwide membership of around 40 000 comprising physicists from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in physics. It works to advance physics research, application and education; and engages with policy makers and the public to develop awareness and understanding of physics. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in professional scientific communications.

The IOPW has over 1000 members and it aims to promote the role of physics in society, covering education, health, the environment, and technology. Its membership is wide-ranging and multidisciplinary, including the education, industrial, medical, and general public sectors.  It also seeks common purpose with other organisations to promote science and science-based learning and to influence science policy. Special emphasis is placed on supporting physics teachers by promoting in our schools the value, joy and benefits of a knowledge of physics and its applications.

Swansea University
Swansea University is a world-class, research-led university situated in stunning parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower peninsula, the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Founded in 1920, the University now offers around 500 undergraduate courses and 150 postgraduate courses to 15,921 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Swansea University is a registered charity. No. 1138342. Mae Prifysgol Abertawe yn elusen gofrestredig. Rhif. 1138342.

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