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Editor's choice

Mar 10, 2014

Download your free copy of our special issue "New ways to teach and learn physics", which is packed with the latest techniques, tips and trends in physics education

In depth: Statistical, mathematical & computational physics

Between the lines

An insider’s guide to the Curiosity rover, a history of fusion and a guide to difficult mathematical problems, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Explaining the second quantum revolution

Jonathan Jones finds much to appreciate in this experimentally-minded guide to quantum information theory

Redefining temperature

Michael de Podesta reveals how he has measured temperature more accurately than ever before

Between the lines

A play about Newton and books about Internet spam and quantum randomness, reviewed by Margaret Harris

The life of psi

Jon Cartwright explores whether wavefunctions are physically real

Web life

A website full of beautiful and intriguing MRI scans of, er, fruits and vegetables

The knotted strands of life

Davide Marenduzzo and colleagues explore the physics of DNA knots

Web life

A Web-based repository of teaching tools and other resources on quantum mechanics

An iconoclast's career

A new biography of Freeman Dyson, reviewed by Philip Anderson

Between the lines

Books on mathematics and Albert Einstein's practical side, reviewed by Margaret Harris

The quantum moment

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

In praise of weakness

Aephraim Steinberg and colleagues describe how "weak measurements" are transforming our knowledge of the quantum world

The secret of life

David Jenkins and Oliver Kirsebom explore the mysterious nuclear energy level of carbon-12 that made life possible

Identity physics

Robert P Crease wants your new quantum metaphors

A strange cat in Dublin

A new biography of Erwin Schrödinger, reviewed by Cormac O'Raifeartaigh