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Print edition: June 1999

Features

Quantum cascade lasers

Polymer diodes

Lasers and optics

EPS conference comes to London

Gerhard Herzberg

Richard Whorlow

Physics in Action

Quantum-state engineering in metal

Extra dimensions round the corner?

Caesium puts pressure on the Standard Model

Breaking chemical bonds

Post-deadline

Faster magnetic memory

Micro-mechanics looks at superconductors

New levels of precision for lasers

News & Analysis

Equipment boost for UK physics

e/5 particles discovered

Search for extraterrestrial life looks up

Café society gets scientific

Collider targets new state of matter

No life in 'knowledge pool'

ESA tightens its belt

Mixed messages in the US

Photonic clusters promise bright future

Pugwash on Aldermaston

Spy scare spreads across US

Feedback

Heisenberg faces more uncertainty

The accountant's delusion

Reviews

Causes and courses of careers

Brookhaven: from cesspool to successful

The Stars Are Not Enough: Scientists - Their Passions and Professions, Joseph Hermanowicz

Feynman and Computation: Exploring the Limits of Computers, Anthony Hey (ed)

Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory 1946-1972, Robert Crease