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Physics Today 50 (5), 9 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806653

Letters

Physics Today 50 (5), 11–92 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881611
Physics Today 50 (5), 92–94 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881610
Physics Today 50 (5), 94 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881831
Physics Today 50 (5), 94 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881832

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 50 (5), 17–19 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881612

Very unstable nuclei produced at new facilities may yield insights into nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics concepts such as rapid proton capture in novas or rapid neutron capture in supernovas.

Physics Today 50 (5), 19 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881615

Articles

Physics Today 50 (5), 20–26 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881890

The top quark, first seen just two years ago at the Tevatron, is uniquely heavy and short‐lived. But its virtual presence is felt in more familiar realms.

Physics Today 50 (5), 28–33 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881616

Widely disparate themes from several decades of theoretical physics have recently converged to become parts of a single story. The result is a still‐mysterious ‘M‐theory’ that may revise our understanding of the role of quantum mechanics.

Physics Today 50 (5), 34–39 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881891

Everyone benefits when the students from a class on atmospheric measurement are drawn into a complex field project.

Meetings

Physics Today 50 (5), 41–42 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881957

Washington Reports

Physics Today 50 (5), 45–48 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881604
Physics Today 50 (5), 46 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806654
Physics Today 50 (5), 47 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806655
Physics Today 50 (5), 48 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806656
Physics Today 50 (5), 48 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881605

Physics Community

Physics Today 50 (5), 51–52 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881823
Physics Today 50 (5), 52–53 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881606
Physics Today 50 (5), 53–54 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881824
Physics Today 50 (5), 54 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881825
Physics Today 50 (5), 54–55 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881826
Physics Today 50 (5), 55 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806657
Physics Today 50 (5), 55 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806658
Physics Today 50 (5), 56 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806659

Opinion

Physics Today 50 (5), 59–60 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881834

Books

Physics Today 50 (5), 63–64 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881836
Physics Today 50 (5), 64–66 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881837
Physics Today 50 (5), 64 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881838
Physics Today 50 (5), 66–67 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881827
Physics Today 50 (5), 67–72 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806660

New Products

Physics Today 50 (5), 73–75 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806661

We Hear That

Physics Today 50 (5), 77–78 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806662
Physics Today 50 (5), 78 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806663
Physics Today 50 (5), 78 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881828

Obituaries

Physics Today 50 (5), 78–79 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806664
Physics Today 50 (5), 79 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881829
Physics Today 50 (5), 79–80 (1997); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881830
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