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News

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

Physics World's 2014 Book of the Year honours materials that matter

Mark Miodownik's love letter to materials science comes first in a strong shortlist

Laser blast makes pure quantum dots

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

In depth

A taste for anelloni

See why a new form of pasta invented by Davide Michieletto and Matthew S Turner can teach us about polymers

Between the lines

Books about amazing everyday materials, big-seers and the atomic age, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Physics on babies' bottoms

Mattias Schmidt talks about his work as a physicist at Procter & Gamble

Electricity, eels and evolution

The role of electric eels and other electrogenic animals in guiding early studies of electricity is revealed in this fascinating book, reviewed by Brian Rasnow