IOP Vacuum Group

The Vacuum Physics Group was inaugurated in 1965. Its success in arranging meetings involving many disciplines besides physics led to the amendment of the name to 'The Vacuum Group'. The Group continues its endeavours to appeal to as many people as possible in industry and research by arranging meetings covering the widest possible range of subjects.

The composition of the Group Committee reflects the broad coverage of the subject aimed at by the Group, encompassing academics, representatives of vacuum manufacturers and vacuum users in government and industrial laboratories. The Group has been successful in bringing together those engaged in the production and improvement of vacuum equipment with those concerned with its application in such diverse areas as medical physics, large machines for research in the physical sciences, industrial process control and the electronics and semiconductor industries.

The Vacuum Group takes an active interest in education for those working with vacuum technology. The Group maintains close links with the British Vacuum Council (BVC) and the International Union for Vacuum Science Technique and Applications (IUVSTA).

Key dates

Early registration deadline:

10 April 2020

Registration deadline:

22 May 2020


Organised by the IOP Vacuum Group

Endorsed by the British Vacuum Council


Gold sponsors