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Jan 19, 2014

A special free-to-read digital edition containing 10 of our very best feature articles on the science and applications of light

Features: October 2008

Two decades and counting...

Opening this special issue marking the 20th anniversary of the launch of Physics World, Matin Durrani says that the magazine still has a vital role to play in the electronic age

Ending the great drought

For more than 20 years, particle theory has left experiment far behind in its wake. Michael Riordan hopes that the Large Hadron Collider will help bring particle physics back to its experimental roots

The global-village pioneers

Paul Ginsparg, who founded the arXiv e-print archive, recounts the early days of the Web and looks at how it has changed scientific communication

...And now for the next 20 years

Six leading physicists peek into the future