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Nuclear & particle physics

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News

ITER fusion-reactor schedule slips by five years

US will retain membership in multi-billion euro collaboration

Jailed Iranian physicist freed temporarily after cancer treatment

Omid Kokabee on medical parole after five years in prison

IceCube's search for sterile neutrinos draws a blank

Measurement at the South Pole rules out previous potential sightings of the hypothetical particles

Plans for a laser-driven gamma-ray beam are unveiled by physicists

Simulations show how electrons zigzagging in a magnetic field could generate megaelectronvolt photons

In depth

China’s tunnel vision

A new book makes a compelling case for building the next big particle collider in China, but Richard de Grijs can’t help wondering who its real audience is

Tetraquarks, pentaquarks and other giants of particle physics

MIT's Mike Williams explains how four or more quarks could join together to form exotic particles or even subatomic molecules

Where people and particles collide

What's it like to be in a gender or sexual minority at CERN, one of the most multicultural labs on the planet? Louise Mayor reports

‘Big science’ begins

A book on how Ernest Lawrence and his cyclotrons pioneered a new way of doing science, reviewed by David Wark