Print edition: November 2002
From Einstein and Picasso to the present day, art is meeting science all around us
Was it a coincidence that Picasso developed Cubism at about the same time that Einstein published his theory of relativity?
The stories behind three extremely popular scientific images
When science takes to the stage
The number of plays about science and scientists is increasing
Novel approaches to science
More and more novelists are writing about science, and some science writing is now considered literature
A brief history of art and science
Collaborations between physicists and visual artists come in all shapes and sizes
stars that never made it
Brown dwarfs are mysterious objects that form in the same way as stars but fail to become large enough to be powered by nuclear fusion
Making science look good
Portrait of the physicist as an artist
Physics in Action
Supersymmetry has a new rival
Bosons help to beat the Fermi pressure
The ability to collapse a Fermi gas could tell us more about superfluidity
Size matters when testing exotic nuclei
X-rays boost building work
Official: a supermassive black hole in Milky Way
X-rays illuminate nova explosions
Quantum key travels record distance
News & Analysis
Astrophysics wins Nobel acclaim
The Nobel prize has recognized the pioneers of neutrino astrophysics and X-ray astronomy
Misconduct strikes the heart of physics
Jan Hendrik Schon has been fired by Bell Labs for falsifying and fabricating data in one of the worst-ever cases of scientific misconduct.
Japan invests in high-power protons
Physicists in Japan are building a $1.5bn accelerator complext that will produce the most powerful beams of protons in the world.
Physicist loses court battle
PM opens physics centre
Protein experts scoop chemistry prizes
Beer paper wins Ig Nobel physics prizes
Atom lithography unveils its new mask
Water powers novel chips
Mobiles look to Maxwell
Pugwash urges end to weapons
Going underground to find new physics
Physicists and other scientists in the US hope to build a $145m underground laboratory in a South Dakota gold mine.
Three prizes should be awarded each year
What lessons can we learn from the misconduct at Bell Labs?
Much more than pretty pictures
Artists who use science for inspiration often miss its deeper connections.
Let me teach maths
What Galileo did at the tower of Pisa
Science Goes To War: The Search for the Ultimate Weapon, from Greek Fire to Star Wars, Ernest Volkman
Flash: the Hunt for the Biggest Explosions in the Universe, Govert Schilling; The Biggest Bangs: The Mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts, The Most Violent Explosions in the Universe, Jonathan Katz
A taste for talking about ice cream