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Explore our special collections on the trending topics and key issues that matter to scientists in all parts of the world. We'll be adding new collections on a regular basis; let us know at if you have any special requests.

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Physics in Japan

Take a closer look at physics in Japan, from the best recent research to career opportunities and the changing funding and policy landscape.

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Remembering Stephen Hawking

Following the death of Stephen Hawking on 14 March 2018, we bring you a collection of articles and videos linked to the work of the legendary cosmologist and mathematical physicist, including some of the research papers that he wrote.

New era beckons for multimessenger astronomy

When LIGO detected gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars on 17 August 2017, more than 70 telescopes and observatories operating across the full electromagnetic spectrum trained their sights on the merger and its aftermath. This collection traces the route to that single event, and explores what it means for the future of multimessenger astronomy.

Ordinary people, extraordinary careers

A background in physics can lead to a diverse range of careers in academia, industry or beyond. This collection explores the colourful range of physics careers, as well as some of the barriers that remain for certain individuals and groups, particularly around access and equality.

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