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Print edition: April 2005


Testing the gravitational inverse-square law

In search of extra dimensions

Cosmic conundrum

Where do ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays come from?

Max Born and the peace movement

Scientists against war

Physics in Action

Saturn reveals its secrets

Cassini rewrites the textbooks on Saturn

Silicon chips light up

Breakthrough for optoelectronics

Young's slits revisited

Surface waves and the double slit

Bubble fusion in the spotlight


Have we seen the first 'dark galaxy'?

Total reflection doubles up

Photonic crystal plays new tricks with light

News & Analysis

Neutrino factory takes key step

Synchrotrons scale down

More cash, but little extra science

'Leaky pipeline' only exists after school

Germany 'developed atom bomb',claims new book

Physicist chosen to head NASA

Mixed fortunes for Canada

Laser pioneer scoops religion prize

Nanolab wins private cash

Memory gets flexible

Fibre lasers set to light up the market

Michael Duff: Imperial old boy returns in new role

Dark-energy probe opens for business

ITER negotiations still in deadlock

Fermilab unveils neutrino experiment

Single electrons seen in current

Hans Bethe 1906-2005


Optics on a roll

Advances in optical research

Gravity in the balance

Testing the inverse-square law


Einstein's revolutionary paper

More than photoelectric effect

Critical Point

Gamma-ray bursts in a new light


True love never did run smooth

Fit to teach maths

The right mistakes

Einstein and God


The last universal physicist

The brilliant Enrico Fermi

Superconductors: the mystery goes on

Marvellous materials

Shelf life: Nikos Prantzos

Classics all the way


Optics keeps your options open

Once a physicist: Mike Baillie

Lateral Thoughts

Story of a textbook