NPPD 2011

Five Institute of Physics subject groups will be holding their annual conferences jointly under the umbrella of the Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference in 2011. The Nuclear Physics, High Energy Particle Physics, Gravitational Physics, Astroparticle Physics and Particle Accelerators and Beams Groups will meet together at the University of Glasgow from 4 Apr 2011 to 7 Apr 2011. Together, they will form one of the largest, most exciting and broadest ranged NPP divisional conferences ever held.

Over the course of the four days, there will be joint plenary sessions covering topics of broad interest to all delegates, including a number of topics in experimental and theoretical gravity research. It will be an excellent opportunity to explore the interface between gravitational physics and the remit of the other four IOP groups represented at the conference.

Furthermore, the 11th British Gravity (BritGrav) meeting will be held during the parallel sessions, and will provide opportunities for research students and young postdocs to present their work.

The deadlines for abstract submission and early registration are approaching fast (see below). A provisional programme and instructions for abstract submission, registration and booking accommodation may be found on

Deadlines: abstract submission 11 Feb 2011, early registration 25 Feb 2011, registration 18 Mar 2011

Britgrav 2011

The format of the Britgrav meeting in 2011 will be different to that in previous years. The Gravitational Physics Group is a member of the Nuclear and Particle Physics Division (NPPD) of the IOP, and the 2011 Britgrav meeting will be included in the 2011 NPPD conference (4-7 April 2011, University of Glasgow) as parallel sessions. PhD students and young postdocs (experimentalists and theorists alike) are encouraged to submit an abstract. In addition to the parallel sessions, the 2011 NPPD conference will include invited plenary talks on gravitational physics. See for further details.

For abstract submission information see

Please note that the abstract submission deadline is *21 January 2011*.

David Burton
Hon. Sec. IOP Gravitational Physics Group