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News

Protests halt telescope construction on Hawaiian mountain

Work crews blocked from Thirty Meter Telescope site on Mauna Kea

India-based Neutrino Observatory faces a new hurdle

Physicists in court over concerns about groundwater and biodiversity

UK unveils national strategy for stimulating growth in quantum technologies

Training PhDs and building "demonstrators" of commercial products are high on the agenda

New US philanthropy group picks physicist as boss

Marc Kastner to head to the Science Philanthropy Alliance

In depth

Albert and Erwin: decline and fall

A fresh take on Erwin Schrödinger's later years in Ireland, reviewed by Denis Weaire

Fight over light

Robert P Crease examines why Goethe so savagely attacked Newton's views on optics

Fostering talent

Abraham Loeb on how to nurture promising students before they have made their discoveries

Filling the world with light

Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura on winning the prize and what comes next