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Print edition: October 2001

Features

selling philosophy

From physics to computing

Applying science to electronics

A career in the defence industry

What it's like to teach physics

Students must turn to soft skills

Sun, sea and Spanish science

Jobs in publishing and the media

Healthy prospects in medical physics

Finance: not all rocket science

Is there life for you after work?

Have physics degree - will try anything

Post-deadline

Spin class

Lasers diffract electrons

Pumped up buckyballs

News & Analysis

UK tackles student shortage

GaAs meets its match

Fast ignition energizes fusion research

Reaching for the skies

Biophysicists make the first neuronal chip

London college opens novel MRI centre

Physicist who makes cash from chaos

Magazine firing backfires

New era for gamma rays

No to US astronomy shake up

Canada nurtures nanotech

Holland gets new nano-centre

Australia dishes out funds

British firms lag world in R&D

Close Riso, report says

Mixed news for French physics

Rees wins cosmolgy prize

Forum

Making physics more attractive

Critical Point

Feedback

Constant trouble

FORTRAN is still alive and kicking

Reviews

The multiple facets of materials science

Science and the messy world of politics

Newton's Gift, David Berlinski

Science, Money and Politics: Political Triumph and Ethical Erosion, Daniel Greenberg

The Coming of Materials Science, Robert Cahn