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Mar 10, 2014

Download your free copy of our special issue "New ways to teach and learn physics", which is packed with the latest techniques, tips and trends in physics education

In depth: Nuclear & particle physics

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

Introducing the higgson

Gordon Fraser and Michael Riordan explain why the Higgs boson should be called simply the "higgson"

Peter Higgs in the spotlight

Peter Higgs speaks to Physics World about his life in science and the search for the eponymous boson in a special audio interview

Lessons from Fukushima

Mike Weightman says improving nuclear safety should never stop

Fermilab's next frontier

Margaret Harris learns about Fermilab's plans for the post-Tevatron era

Firm takes middle ground to fusion

Fusion demonstrator could cost fraction of a standard reactor, as Hamish Johnston reports

The brave new-media world

Chad Orzel says physicists have to get used to doing science in the open

A taste of the exotic

Paddy Regan outlines the key challenges for nuclear physicists 100 years after Rutherford's great discovery

Big science in a big world

James Poskett explores how Ernest Rutherford, who 100 years ago revealed his proposal of the atom's structure, also helped to pioneer modern international science

Neutron target station takes the heat

Michael Banks looks at a novel approach to cooling the proton target at the European Spallation Source

Making CERN's best even better

Matthew Chalmers looks at what is in store for CERN in the next 10 years

Pushing the boundaries

Matin Durrani reports on the rise of China's Institute of High Energy Physics

Ultracold neutrons probe the particle-physics frontier

Peter Geltenbort and Oliver Zimmer describe the exotic neutron physics done at ILL