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Print edition: April 2001

Features

Making the most of fibre optics

From astronomy to big business

A helping hand for spin-off firms

Photonic crystals blaze a trail

Danish start-up joins fibre boom

Andor Technology - here to last

Nanotechnology: an industry still on the starting blocks

Making money in the green fields of space

Swiss physicists sense success

Post-deadline

A double first close to absolute zero

Liquid maths gets going

Silicon LED

News & Analysis

Linear collider race gets serious

Physicists face test of research quality

Daresbury awaits £150m

Jodrell Bank under threat

...Australia gets A$155m

Budget blueprint shocks US physicists

US army turns on the heat

The bible for theorists goes electronic

UK seeds interdisciplinary research...

...as new institutes take shape in the US

Leonard Mandel

Ugo Fano

Dark matter seen directly

EU calls for Framework boost

Matter-antimatter anticlimax

India boosts science spending

Trinity college picks physicist

Giacobino given top French job

Working in a gold mine

NASA comes clean on SI units

Forum

Telling the truth about Einstein

Critical Point

Solutions to the scientific divide

Feedback

The two principles of Hasegawa

Reviews

Solving the puzzle of Hilbert's problems

Spectacular exposure to solar eclipses

Faith, Science and Understanding, John Polkinghorn

Facing up to the mystery of God

Glorious Eclipses: Their Past, Present and Future, Serge Brunier and Jean-Pierre Luminet

Spectacular exposure to solar eclipses

The Hilbert Challange, Jeremy Gray

Solving the puzzle of Hilbert's problems