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A cosmic hall of mirrors

Is there less to the universe than meets the eye?


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Physics World has been redesigned

Subtle are Einstein's thoughts

Einstein, God and religion


Much contemporary history, fiction and philosophy ignores the impact of science on human life and history. Robert P Crease cites some of his favourite examples, and asks for yours

Living in a dodecahedral universe

Welcome to the strange world of cosmic topology


The future of nuclear power

Fission, fusion and the future

Shelf life: Giorgio Margaritondo

Physics with an Italian flavour