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Print edition: November 1999


Frederick Guthrie: a man of action

Nobel prize honours particle theorists

Michael Duesbery

Paul Butcher

Physics in Action

Air-filled fibres could speed up the Web

Decay anomaly points to neutrino relics

Capacitance reaches a new standard

From supernovae to black holes

Tiny forces create shock waves


Condensates in a whirl

Polarizing eyes show way home

Buckyball interference

News & Analysis

Standard Model wins Nobel prize

Win for chemical physicist

AEA finds winning formula

UK identifies its technology needs

IT holds the key to growth

Physics boosts research into dyslexia

Users face SPIRAL delays

US votes against test ban

High-tech index launched

Rockets launch student job prospects

UK physics to be scrutinized

ESA chooses Earth missions

Budget boost for US science



American dream

Salam's bright idea

In the year 2099...


Black holes, light reading

Mr Tompkins makes a comeback

The End of Time: The Next Revolution In Our Understanding of the Universe, Julian Barbour

Quantum Generations: A History of Physics in the Twentieth Century, Helge Kragh

The Sun, the Genome and the Internet: Tools of Scientific Revolution, Freeman Dyson

The New World of Mr Tompkins, George Gamow and Russell Stannard

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Jim Al-Khalili

Dignifying Science, Jim Ottaviani

How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist, Charles Townes

Music to move the Stars: My Life With Stephen, Jane Hawking