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Print edition: January 2004


Creating better seats of learning

Academic physicists must reconsider their approach to teaching

Controlled fusion: the next step

Physicists prepare to confine plasmas for longer

Should physics be more elitist?

Should school physics be aimed at a minority or be accessible to everyone?

Challenging the next generation

Science for 11 to 14 year olds

Science education for the 21st century

A new curriculum hopes to get more pupils hooked on science

Back to the future

Some of the physics taught in schools today is bang up to date

A PhD is for life

Equipping research students for the future

Reforming European education

What does the Bologna declaration mean for physics?

Physics education research: the key to student learning

Research in physics education can lead to more effective teaching

My education: Giovanni Bignami

My education: Paul Hewitt

My education: Wilson Sibbett

Physics in Action

Voyager goes close to the edge

Has Voyager I reached the termination shock?

New twist for monopoles

Have monopoles been seen in momentum space?

Closing in on black holes

Telescopes can now hear the heartbeat of the Milky Way


New look for the Doppler effect

Magnetism on the move in crystals

Radar reveals asteroid force

News & Analysis

Europe and Japan vie for ITER

Theorist follows in famous footsteps

Firm focus for universities

Physics under pressure at the CEA

Astronomers need cash to keep up

Short-pulse device is simply wonderful

Sun hits 1000 year high

Canada expands underground lab

New money for nanotech research

Trawling the skies for gravity waves


New dimensions in education

The face of physics education is changing

Critical Point

That's the way things go


Misconduct errors


Fellow travellers with the Nazi regime

Rights and wrongs in science

Chasing gold in mathematical rainbows

Mathematical puzzles for the general reader

Brighter than the sun

Nuclear weapons for your coffee table


Class act: my life as a teacher

Lateral Thoughts

Visualizing the universe