Women in Physics Group, United Kingdom

Ann Marks 1

Ann Marks is a past chair of the Women in Physics Group (WIPG) of the Institute of Physics (IOP) and continues to serve the committee. After many years as a specialist physics teacher, she has provided teacher professional development and has been an education consultant for university departments involved in physics outreach. A keen communicator of science, she developed fun, web based presentations that are now used internationally as well as training physicists, across the UK, to give presentations to interest school pupils, particularly girls, in science.

She has served as a member of the Council of the IOP, the governing body of the Institute, and chaired their Nations and Regions Committee. As chair of WIPG, she founded the UK Young Woman Physicist Award; winners are role models promoting the exciting careers open to young women physicists. Ann Marks has taken an active part in all five IUPAP International Conferences (ICWIP) on Women in Physics, in 2005 giving an invited talk and in 2014 leading the UK delegation. The 2017 ICWIP will be held in the UK and she is a member of the Local Organising Committee.

As a Member of the Board of Administration, she has edited the EPWS newsletters. In the 2007 Queens Birthday Honours list, Ann Marks was awarded Membership of the Order of the British Empire, MBE, for “services to Physics” and in 2013 she received the Institute of Physics, Phillips Award for distinguished service.