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Print edition: October 1999

Features

Fractal expressionism

Industry and R&D

Europe's physicists descend on London

Alan Duncan

Theorist honoured for study

Physics in Action

Wave patterns diagnose heart defects

Blind spot may reveal vacuum radiation

Magnetic recording sets speed record

Post-deadline

Fermion gas achieves quantum degeneracy

First sight of electrons

Physics with venom

News & Analysis

Top marks for physics teaching

US laser project besieged by problems

Magnet therapy dismissed

Flat-panel telescopes fight interference

Astronomers face squeeze on funding

Tension over ticket system

Daresbury on a knife-edge

Nickel-48 discovered

Europe gets new research boss

UK told to commercialize

Forum

Physicists, don't go by the book

Feedback

Sir Rudolf Peierls was not a spy

Top tips for a successful PhD

Reviews

Windmills, yardsticks and galaxies

How the AEA became a business

Innovation Business: The Story of AEA Technology, Stuart Nelson, Ken Currie, Peter Dawson and Stephen Aris

How the AEA became a business

Measuring the Universe: The Historical Quest to Quantify Space, Kitty Ferguson

Windmills, yardsticks and galaxies

The Language of Physics: The Calculus and the Development of Theoretical Physics in Europe, 1750-1914, Elizabeth Garber

Taking a fresh look at maths and physics