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Editor's choice

Dec 11, 2014

Our Special Report, which you can read free online, reviews how India is building on its Mars success story

In depth: Statistical, mathematical & computational physics

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

Web life

Celebrating the physics of all that flows

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