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Print edition: July 1997

Features

Extrasolar planets

Lévy distributions

Patterns below the

Simulations for students

Levy distributions

Fighting science with science

Look to your strengths, Swedish researchers told by international review panel

Physics in Action

Twisted substrate goes universal

Colloids make ultrafast optical devices

Photonic crystals boost light emission

Superlattice lasers go to longer wavelengths

Superconductivity seen in ferromagnet

News & Analysis

Risx must work more closely with industry

Row erupts over plan to merge mission

Brussels backs human potential

Swiss approve new synchrotron light source

Magnet plans shape up

Geophysicist is made French research minister

Europe could delay or abandon international fusion project

JET springs a leak

Clouds gather over science park plans

Microsoft sets up Cambridge research lab

Concerns raised over shift to applied science

Government funds for universities stop halfway

Road-map highlights options

Sporting interest

Architect of change

Foresight was worth it

Sussex to shed a third of its staff

POST criticizes missing millions in research funds

Forum

Science-based enterprise: threat or opportunity?

Reviews

Music maestro please

Neil Forbes

Before the Beginning: Our Universe and Others Martin Rees

Organizing Scientific Meetings August Epple

The Quantum Theory of Fields Volume 2: Modern Applications Steven Weinberg

The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication