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Print edition: March 1999

Features

Organic displays

Plastic electronics

Magnets, molecules and quantum mechanics

Wolf prize honours quasicrystal pioneer

American Physical Society awards

Physics in Action

Sonoluminescence and bubble stability

Quantum ratchets reroute electrons

Spinning electrons could lead electronics revolution

Quarks unleashed at low energy

Post-deadline

Condensation in a spin

Nanotubes separate isotopes

Sticky secrets disclosed

News & Analysis

Physics faces crisis in teaching

German reator may get expensive refit

Budget brings mixed news for physicists

Team-work needed to meet global goals

Spectral share-out urged

France focuses on Mégajoule project

US rethinks school physics

Research mix is criticized

Physicist runs for top job

Europe gets new schemes

New magnets for Holland

Drop in demand for PhDs

Small firms now healthier

Feedback

Youthful solution to Russian crisis

Physics on sale - Brazilian style

Reviews

Lives, times and general relativity

Maxwell: founder of theoretical physics

Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project: A Study in German Culture, Paul Rose

Still uncertain about Heisenberg

The River of Time, Igor Novikov

The Natural Philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell, Peter Harman