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Nuclear & particle physics

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News

Astroparticle physics funding in the UK is 'critically low', says Institute of Physics

Report says British researchers should expand leadership roles in international projects

Improving PET monitoring of proton therapy

New model could provide a patient-specific way to improve proton therapy

Do atoms going through a double slit ‘know’ if they are being observed?

Wheeler's "delayed choice" gedanken done with single helium atom

Extraordinary magnetic shield could reveal neutron's electric dipole moment

System reduces ambient field by a factor of more than one million

In depth

Tinker, tailor, physicist, spy?

Was Bruno Pontecorvo a Soviet spy, or just a naive nuclear physicist caught up in a bigger drama? Simone Turchetti weighs up the evidence in Frank Close's new book

The spin of a proton

Where does the spin of a proton come from? An answer to this deceptively simple question may finally be within reach, as Edwin Cartlidge reports

Latin America's scientific 'magic'

A book of essays on scientific successes and failures in Latin America, reviewed by Ronald Cintra Shellard

Subterranean science

Sean Paling and Stephen Sadler describe how deep underground labs are diversifying into areas such as astrobiology and earth sciences