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Atomic, molecular & optical physics

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News

Retrial granted for jailed Iranian physicist

Supreme Court overturns initial verdict for Omid Kokabee

Black-hole analogue works like a laser

Sound is amplified between two "event horizons" in a Bose–Einstein condensate

Butterfly's colourful trick of the light recreated in the lab

"Reverse diffraction" materials could make banknotes more secure

Are 'weak values' quantum after all?

Results of weak measurements can be replicated classically, claim physicists

In depth

Nanoscience debate rages on

Jon Cartwright looks at the debate surrounding "stripy nanoparticles"

Edible lasers and death rays

Jeff Hecht reviews an "old-fashioned cabinet of wonders" from the field of optics and photonics

Between the lines

Books about Einstein's quantum side and reductionism, reviewed by Margaret Harris

The power of YouTube

Philip Moriarty describes his experiences in front of the camera as one of the stars of the Sixty Symbols series of YouTube videos