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News

Cambridge physicists divided over Hawking chair

High salary and limited term concern some academics

Italian Space Agency chief Enrico Saggese quits in wake of investigation

Lavish travel and financial irregularities probed by prosecutors

CERN kicks off plans for LHC successor

Some 300 physicists and engineers meet to discuss options

UK splashes out £270m on quantum technology

Programme will support immediate commercialization

In depth

Edible lasers and death rays

Jeff Hecht reviews an "old-fashioned cabinet of wonders" from the field of optics and photonics

Between the lines

Books about Einstein's quantum side and reductionism, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Hunting for neutrinos

Neutrino science gets a turn in the popular-physics limelight as Brian Clegg reviews an accessible new account of the field's history

Web life: electrolights

A blog about the physics of everyday (and not-so-everyday) things