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Print edition: November 1997


Grains of understanding

Cecil Powell: pions, peace and politics

The art of measuring quantum states

Laser-cooled atoms clinch Nobel prize

Nobel laureates generate publicity in Poland

Heavyweights debate research interfaces

Physicists celebrate anniversaries at particle jamboree

IUPAP tackles new challenges

Physics in Action

New twist on gravitational spin?

Fresh insights into electron oscillations

Light follows the example of electrons

Atoms get a big push, or is that a pull?

Models link nuclei with buckyballs


Current flow measured in single molecules

Drips go with the flow

Organics observed on Jupiter's moon

News & Analysis

1997 Nobel prizes

CERN hustings

...but falls in Denmark

Students suffer with old equipment

Smart mission

EC advisory body slims down

US calls for extra funds

Japan thinks big

Funding rises in France

JET sets fusion record

Laser gains

New sites for Oxford Instruments

Euro defence giant born

Homes to plug into the Internet

NATO looks east

Science gets a higher profile

Funding cuts dismay physicists

New faces at research councils

Synchrotron boost

Funding: and rises in the US ...

Empire strikes back


Fusion energy: the agony, the ecstasy and the alternatives


Scientific literacy starts at school


Sizing up the universe

Europe's success based on national aims

Jack the dripper: chaos in modern art?

Kalervo Laurikainen

Louis Essen

Mary O'Brien

Reginald Gibbs

The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins Alan Guth

States of Matter, States of Mind Allan Barton

Eureka! Physics of Particles, Matter and the Universe Roger Blin-Stoyle

Why Things Are the Way They Are Bellur Sivaramiah Chandrasekhar

History of European Scientific and Technological Cooperation ed John Krige and Luca Gazetti