In depth: May 2009
The gambling scholar
At the root of quantum theory we find only two basic ingredients — complex numbers and probabilities. Both, amazingly, were discovered by the same man. Artur Ekert tells the story of one of the finest minds of the Renaissance, the colourful and unpredictable Girolamo Cardano
Off-the-shelf commercial software is helping medical physicists to enhance the clinical efficacy of photodynamic therapy for targeted tumour destruction. Joe McEntee reports.
Siân Harris talks to Barry MacKichan the founder of MacKichan Software about why the company is bringing XML-based processing to its traditional LaTeX-based software tools
Adam Kollin and John Keem of RHK Technology explain how their firm is helping physicists get the most from scanning probe microscopy
Hamish Johnston explains how software born in an accelerator lab is now being used for everything from medical physics to invisibility cloaks