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Print edition: September 1999

Features

The physics of protein folding

Networks of living cells

Accelerating physics teaching at CERN

Sir Clifford Charles Butler

Fenia Berz

Physics in Action

A new spin on the quantum Hall effect

Sun's magnetic surprise

Post-deadline

Supersymmetry in nuclei

Double slits with water

Intergalactic accuracy

News & Analysis

French fury at synchotron deal

Physicists inject life into modelling

Hard times ahead for US

Assessment panel named

Science museum seeks to inspire

Energy research falters

Foreigners lead US science

UK rethink on plutonium

Danes put faith in the stars

Physics pupils enjoy success

Editorial

Forum

Modelling the money markets

Feedback

The physics of lost things

Alternative needed before disarming

Reviews

Cautionary views of ancient astronomy

Nernst: architect of physical revolution

The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet by Margaret Wertheim

Soul-searching on the Internet

Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland by Clive Ruggles

Cautionary views of ancient astronomy

Walther Nernst and the Transition to Modern Physical Sciences by Diana Barkan

Nernst: architect of physical revolution