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Print edition: June 1997

Features

Displays shape up: bigger, brighter, thinner

1997 Queen's awards

1997 American Physical Society prizes

1997 US National medal of science

Liquid-crystal displays

Displays: a window into the future

New displays move into the market

Plasma displays

Field-emission displays

Institute of Physics salary survey

Sixth-formers delight in physics masterclasses

Institute promotes accreditation scheme

Plasma displays Deschamps, Doyeux H

Physics in Action

Hale-Bopp lights up cometary Physics

Gamma-ray bursts come into view

Atom gyroscope measures tiny rotations

Atoms and anapoles

Experiments on nanotubes catch up with theory

News & Analysis

Axis of the universe debate rumbles on

Fire closes collider

US warms to LHC

Survey paints picture of health

EPS chief quits

ESA goes for faster missions

Out of Focus

Researchers up in arms

NATO science under scrutiny

Irish funding criticized

Nuclear family selects next generation

Battle will fight for science

Action averts further cuts

Edinburgh or Cambridge?

BNL bruised by science-before-safety verdict

Forum

What is physics for?

Reviews

Physics and golf? You must be joking

Martin Schwarzschild

Motoharu Kimura

The Fabric of Reality David Deutsch

Impact! The Threat of Comets and Asteroids Gerrit L Verschuur

Would-Be-Worlds: How Simulation is Changing the Frontiers of Science John Casti

Curie, Einstein, Faraday, Galileo, Halley and Newton in 90 minutes