Select Committee on Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Written Evidence

Memorandum 8

Submission from the Institute of Physics and the Royal Astronomical Society


  The Institute of Physics is a scientific membership organisation devoted to increasing the understanding and application of physics. It has an extensive worldwide membership and is a leading communicator of physics with all audiences from specialists through government to the general public. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of physics.

  The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) is the UK's leading professional body for astronomy & astrophysics, geophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial physics, and planetary sciences. Its members include the majority of scientific researchers in UK universities, observatories and laboratories. The RAS organises scientific meetings, publishes research journals, promotes public engagement in science and represents UK astronomy, nationally and internationally.

  The attached annex highlights the key issues of concern relating to the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Science Budget allocation and its Delivery Plan for the 2008-09 to 2010-11 Comprehensive Spending Review period.

February 2008

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