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Institute of Physics launches food manufacturing group

Physicists working in the food industry are encouraged to join a new group created to promote collaborative work.

The group will act as a network for physicists working in academia and in industry, and seeks to encourage research into food manufacturing, the Institute of Physics said in a statement on 21 September. It will also aim to raise the profile of physics in manufacturing and communicate with policymakers.

The group will complement the work of the institute’s existing communities, which represent the interests of entrepreneurs, women in physics and physics communicators among others, said Roger Eccleston, a professor of materials physics and pro-vice chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University. He was speaking at the group’s first meeting on 18 September, and will chair the group.

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