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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

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UK physics faces huge uncertainty after EU referendum result

Researchers voice concern over UK decision to leave the European Union

ITER fusion-reactor schedule slips by five years

US will retain membership in multi-billion euro collaboration

UK physics faces EU choice

Simon Perks looks at how physics could be affected by the UK's referendum this month on its membership of the European Union

Jailed Iranian physicist freed temporarily after cancer treatment

Omid Kokabee on medical parole after five years in prison

Buckyball pioneer Harold Kroto dies at 76

Nobel-prize-winning chemist created ball-shaped molecules to better understand interstellar clouds

Consortium sets out to build European laser plasma accelerator

EuPRAXIA aims to put compact electron accelerator on scientific facility road map

Computer gamers solve quantum problems

Citizen-science initiative harnesses the brainpower of more than 10,000 people

Laureates call for cut to highly enriched uranium

35 Nobel laureates say nuclear reactors should use low-enriched uranium

'Quantum manifesto' for Europe calls for €1bn in funding

Programme could unlock the potential of quantum technologies, say physicists

World's deepest lab targets neutrinos

Experiment at China Jinping Underground Laboratory would measure solar and geoneutrinos

Indian gravitational-wave observatory wins governmental approval

LIGO-India will join global network of observatories, including those in the US, Germany, Italy and Japan

Babylonian astronomers used abstract geometry to track Jupiter

Geometry may have been applied to astronomy far earlier than most historians think

Fabiola Gianotti takes charge at CERN as lab weighs up designs for future colliders

New directorate will oversee the Large Hadron Collider's high-energy run and prepare for a major upgrade to the collider

The world of physics in 2016

Find out more about the key physics events of the coming year – and those we predict might happen

International Year of Light draws to a close

Successful year marked by thousands of events held in more than 100 countries worldwide