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The world of physics in 2015

Find out more about the key physics events of the coming year – and those we predict might happen

Our favourite pictures of 2014

From interstellar dust and galactic dirt to cracking oysters and educational doodles

Laser blast makes pure quantum dots

Selenium nanoparticles could be used in solar cells and take on antibiotic resistance

Supersonic bullets test graphene's strength

Carbon sheet is much better at absorbing impacts than steel

SOLEIL scientists create double-slit thought experiment

Einstein–Bohr debate continues

UK unveils £120m quantum-technology hubs

Birmingham, Glasgow, Oxford and York universities chosen to co-ordinate new initiative to exploit quantum research

LED firm rejects Nobel laureate's olive branch

Shuji Nakamura tried to rebuild ties with Nichia

Secure quantum communications go the distance

New encryption scheme foils eavesdroppers

'Quantum reporters' measure magnetic resonance of one proton

Physicists turn quantum problem into an opportunity

Colliding Bose–Einstein condensates vanish from sight

Matter-wave solitons pass straight through each other

Plasmons convert light into a voltage

Discovery of "plasmoelectric effect" could lead to new solar cells

Material gives up its spin-splitting secrets

Unexpected discovery of giant spin-splitting could boost spintronics

New microscope makes movies of tiny live specimens

Optical-lattice technique has a lighter touch with living samples

New amplifier design could improve quantum circuits

Device based on Josephson junctions offers broader bandwidth

Retrial granted for jailed Iranian physicist

Supreme Court overturns initial verdict for Omid Kokabee