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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

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

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