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Print edition: June 2005


Neutrinos: ghosts of matter

The properties of neutrinos can tell us a lot about the universe

Upward trend for flat displays

Plasma screens and LCDs are taking over from the cathode-ray tube

Software challenges and solutions

Welcome to e-Science, the Grid and more

Physics in Action

Liquid universe hints at strings

The properties of the quark-gluon plasma have surprised physicists

Counting electrons one by one

Working towards a new standard for electric current

Nickel reveals a new magnetic face

Body-centred cubic nickel is more magnetic than expected

Imaging electron waves

Getting to grips with looking at ripples in a quantum pond


Making strings in the lab

Tiny refrigerator hits the big time

Swift view of gamma-ray burst

News & Analysis

The revolution that has not stopped

Bose condensates, Fermi gases and much much more

ITER looks bound for France

Does your wine pass the nuclear test?

Quantum cryptography tackles video

Stars may expose quantum vacuum

Los Alamos chief resigns

Philip Morrison 1915-2005: Anti-bomb campaigner dies

Particle physicists join battle against cancer

Wires approach a new era

Be alert to the latest work


Ten of the best for BEC

A remarkable decade for Bose-Einstein condensates

Waiting games

Neutrinos are difficult


New light on Hitler's bomb

Did Germany test an atomic bomb?

Critical Point

The appeal of Rube Goldberg


Frustrations of having to teach beyond physics

Boffin search

Beauty of LaTeX

Carbon rationing

Data and datoids


Shadowed by a sociologist

An outsider looks at the gravitational wave community

Einstein and Freud: novel thoughts

What did the great physicist and psychoanalyst have in common?

Shelf life: Alan Lightman

A physicist-turned-novelist makes his choice


A degree of choice at Siemens

Once a physicist: Martin Read

Lateral Thoughts

The problem with numbers