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News

Smaller fusion reactors could deliver big gains

Tokamak Energy says that "fusion power gain" does not depend on the size of the reactor

Particle pioneer Val Fitch dies at 91

US physicist discovered fundamental symmetry violation in the decay of K-mesons

Nailing the half-life of iron-60

New measurements tune up million-year "astronomical clock"

New calculations support dark-matter discovery by DAMA, say physicists

Annual signal in detector could be explained by a new interaction

In depth

A man, a plan, a bomb

The life of J Robert Oppenheimer makes for stunning drama in this Royal Shakespeare Company production, writes Margaret Harris

Dialling up the cosmos

Edwin Cartlidge reports on the new apps that allow smartphone users to detect cosmic rays

Once a physicist: Mark Levinson

Physicist-turned-film-director Mark Levinson describes how making a documentary about the discovery of the Higgs boson took him back to his scientific roots

A strong model, with flaws

John Moffat's survey of the history, achievements and flaws of the Standard Model of particle physics, reviewed by Sabine Hossenfelder