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Editor's choice

Jan 19, 2014

A special free-to-read digital edition containing 10 of our very best feature articles on the science and applications of light


Measuring culture

Physicists can measure objects but, asks Robert P Crease, can they measure values too?

The quantum moment

Robert P Crease on why quantum mechanics is now as culturally significant as Newtonian mechanics

Thinking big about the future

Kirstin Matthews and Padraig Moloney argue for more basic science spending

Game-show science

Robert P Crease on why science never is an idealized process that follows simple rules

Identity physics

Robert P Crease wants your new quantum metaphors

Physics and painting

Robert P Crease looks at how physics has influenced several artistic movements

How to vote

Robert P Crease reveals his tactic for determining the scientific qualifications of political candidates

Shocking hearts gently

Eberhard Bodenschatz describes a less-invasive approach to heart defibrillation

The art of science blogging

Mark Trodden talks to Physics World about his experiences as a blogger

One amazing moment

Robert P Crease reveals this year's under-the-radar centenary

The physics of cancer

Cécile Sykes talks to Physics World about the roles physics can play in cancer studies

Pinning down the elusive Majorana fermion

Carlo Beenakker talks to Physics World about Majorana fermions

Lessons learned by leading OPERA man

Antonio Ereditato talks to Physics World about the superluminal-neutrino episode

Transit watching

Robert P Crease unveils a key finding from this year's transit of Venus

Planning the world's next collider

Lyn Evans on what comes next after CERN's Large Hadron Collider