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Print edition: September 2004


To the LHC and beyond

CERN plans for the future as it celebrates its first 50 years

CERN at 50: the highlights

From the W to the web

The LHC detector challenge

ATLAS and CMS will be two of the most complex experiments ever built

CERN: the next 50 years

Why is the LHC energy interesting, and what lies beyond it?

2005 Institute of Physics awards

Physics in Action

Pioneer anomaly put to the test

ESA looks at plans to probe a gravitational mystery

Surface probe is given a new twist

New angle for surface spectrometer

Phononic crystals bring sound to a focus

Negative refraction makes its debut in acoustics

Galaxies way ahead of their time

More surprises in the early universe

Biological imaging with neutrons


B-mesons probe matter mystery

Mini ultrasound device could help improve surgery

Looking inside a laser beam

News & Analysis

Collider to use cold technology

UK says 'no' to light relay

Is the Earth fuelled by a nuclear reactor?

Hawking's victor revealed

Blaze's dreams go up in smoke

Entrepreneur boosts basic physics

Europe dishes out facilities funding

Economist to lead EU science

Fancy a flutter on physics?

Meet the million-dollar physicist

Lake keeps Canadians cool and green

Physics stops forgers in their tracks

Novel device points to radio revolution

String theorists scoop Dirac medal

Godfrey Hounsfield: 1920--2004

Francis Crick, 1916-2004

Nuclear physicists back German project


CERN: 50 and counting

What does the future hold for the world's biggest particle-physics lab?


The three stages of learning

Critical Point

CERN, the US and the W

Competition across the Atlantic


Bad experiences with EU funding

Small importance

A pupil speaks


On the road with Roger Penrose

A monumental guide to the universe

The short life of Jeremiah Horrocks

Transit man

Humphry Davy: scientist supreme

Another biography of the great scientist

Newton's darker side


Particle physics builds potential

Once a physicist: Lindsay Nicholson

Lateral Thoughts

A piece of the action