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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

ESP and LSD on the CIA's dime

Andrew Whitaker reviews David Kaiser's How the Hippies Saved Physics

Peter Higgs in the spotlight

Peter Higgs speaks to Physics World about his life in science and the search for the eponymous boson in a special audio interview

Financial weaponry

Steve Hsu reviews George Szpiro's Pricing the Future

Quantum guidebooks

Robert P Crease surveys the many tour guides to the quantum world

The quantum game of life

Can our universe be modelled as a giant computer? Pablo Arrighi and Jonathan Grattage describe recent advances in the "digital physics" project

Web life

Universe Sandbox: an interactive space simulator that allows you to build your own solar system, fling asteroids at the Earth and send a teapot into orbit

The cat that never dies

Robert P Crease explains the enduring fascination with Schrödinger's cat

Between the lines

A new biography of Stephen Hawking and a history of radioactivity, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Quirks of memory

Graham Farmelo reviews Einstein Wrote Back: My Life in Physics by John Moffat

Between the lines

Books on extrasolar planets and smart thinking using mathematics, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Relativity's new revolution

David Appell explains why rogue black holes could be cannonballing through the universe

The flawed multiverse

Alastair Rae reviews The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

A scientist, not a cartoon

Arthur I Miller reviews Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science by Lawrence Krauss

Mobile phones, but no jet packs

Michael Dennin reviews The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics by James Kakalios

Seeking advice

Looking for a job? Margaret Harris sees what help is at hand for physics graduates finding their way in the job market