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Editor's choice

Jan 19, 2014

A special free-to-read digital edition containing 10 of our very best feature articles on the science and applications of light

In depth: Nuclear & particle physics

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Fuelling the thorium dream

An advocate's account of thorium's potential as an energy source, reviewed by Jess Gehin

Forming a critical mass of experts

A book about how the nuclear profession developed, reviewed by Geoff Vaughan

Between the lines

A graphic novel about the first atomic bomb and a biography of the anti-nuclear campaigner Joseph Rotblat, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Hans Bethe's early life

Jeremy Bernstein reviews Nuclear Forces: the Making of the Physicist Hans Bethe

Cornering the Higgs boson

Michael Riordan continues his tale of the hunt for the Higgs boson

Pinning down the elusive Majorana fermion

Carlo Beenakker talks to Physics World about Majorana fermions

Credit where credit's due?

Magdolna Hargittai gets to the bottom of the debate on whether female physicist Chien-Shiung Wu should have received a share of the 1957 Nobel prize

Delving into extra dimensions

Henrik Melbéus and Tommy Ohlsson look at the mind-bending theories of extra dimensions

Lessons learned by leading OPERA man

Antonio Ereditato talks to Physics World about the superluminal-neutrino episode

A Cold War puzzle persists

Istvan Hargittai reviews Simone Turchetti's The Pontecorvo Affair

The long road to the Higgs boson

Michael Riordan looks back at how the Higgs boson was predicted and the first quarter century of experimental searches for it

100 years of cosmic rays

A century on from the discovery of cosmic rays, Alan Watson examines the remaining mysteries

Planning the world's next collider

Lyn Evans on what comes next after CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Those puzzling infinities

Davide Castelvecchi reviews Frank Close’s The Infinity Puzzle