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The Institute of Physics. (IOP) is a leading international science communicator. It is organized as a charity and devoted to the advancement of physics-related science. The IOP has a world-wide membership of 36,000. IOP conducts meetings, conferences and publishes peer-review articles for individuals in the physics-related field. IOP Publishing is a world leader in scientific publications.

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Using statistics to predict rogue waves

Scientists have developed a mathematical model to derive the probability of extreme waves. This model uses multi-point statistics, the joint statistics of multiple points in time or space, to predict how likely extreme waves ...

dateMar 11, 2016 in General Physics
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Exploring the physics of a chocolate fountain

A mathematics student has worked out the secrets of how chocolate behaves in a chocolate fountain, answering the age-old question of why the falling 'curtain' of chocolate surprisingly pulls inwards rather than going straight ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in General Physics
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