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Print edition: August 2005

Features

William Rowan Hamilton: mathematical genius

Famous Irish scientist was born 200 years ago

Anomalous diffusion spreads its wings

Beyond Brownian motion

Metrology at the nano scale

The importance of standards for nanotechnology

Physics in Action

Superlens breaks optical barrier

Making progress in the near field

Theorists succumb to Tao

Another superconducting puzzle

The gravity of hadrons

Linking strings and QCD

Post-deadline

Data at your fingertips

Bottoms down for quarks

Watching solids melt

News & Analysis

ITER scientists chart way ahead

Milky way may hold thousands of black holes

An opera for Oppenheimer

Commemorating 60 years of the bomb

Infrared telescope takes to the skies

New 'Son of Concorde' promised

Manchester to host nuclear institute

APS seeks name change

European dream nears reality

Giant lasers target weapons stockpile

US to restart plutonium production

Paper resurfaces from lost physicist

Criminals face the forces of physics

Tempel 1 returns to normal

Tony Leggett: The quantum philosopher

Editorial

Beyond nuclear weapons

It is 60 years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Forum

Complex future for US weapons

Stockpile stewardship, bunker busters and more

Weapons around the world

Who has what?

Long live Trident?

Critical Point

Judging the bomb builders

Feedback

Writing software is far from trivial

Blooming Einstein

Fissile point

Freudian slip?

First for LCDs

Reviews

When physicists reigned supreme

An excellent history of 19th century physics

New twists on Germany's bomb

The controversy about the Nazi bomb project continues

Shelf life: Christine Sutton

The view from CERN Courier

Careers

Gravitating towards industry

Once a physicist: Cynthia Dion-Schwarz

Lateral Thoughts

Why words matter