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Physics Today 58 (2), 9 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405553
Physics Today 58 (2), 9 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4796866
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Letters

Physics Today 58 (2), 10 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897505
Physics Today 58 (2), 10–12 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897506
Physics Today 58 (2), 12 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897507
Physics Today 58 (2), 12–13 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897508
Physics Today 58 (2), 12–13 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4796858
Physics Today 58 (2), 13 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897510
Physics Today 58 (2), 14 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897511
Physics Today 58 (2), 14 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897512
Physics Today 58 (2), 14 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4796861

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 58 (2), 17–19 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897513

Spins of opposite sign accumulate on opposite sides of a semiconductor in response to an external electric field.

Physics Today 58 (2), 19–21 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897514

For the first time, this necessary part of a quantum computation scheme is implemented in a system that can be scaled up.

Issues and Events

Physics Today 58 (2), 23–24 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897515

The president’s science adviser needs higher status, and candidates for science advisory boards should not be asked their political party or who they voted for, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report.

Physics Today 58 (2), 24–26 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897516
Physics Today 58 (2), 26 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897517
Physics Today 58 (2), 26–28 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897518
Physics Today 58 (2), 28 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897519
Physics Today 58 (2), 28 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405554
Physics Today 58 (2), 28 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405555

Articles

Physics Today 58 (2), 30–33 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897520

The concepts of spontaneous and stimulated emission are well known from Einstein’s 1917 paper on radiation, but his theory of radiation comprises many other concepts—the paper is a treasure trove of physics.

Physics Today 58 (2), 35–40 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897521

Magnetically confined plasmas, with their many coupled phenomena, pose great difficulties to computer modelers. Several initiatives worldwide are working to meet the challenges.

Physics Today 58 (2), 41–47 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897522

Recent advances in materials, system architectures, and microfabrication have spawned a new generation of detectors that can image infrared sources at speeds and spatial resolutions orders of magnitude greater than was possible just a decade ago.

Physics Today 58 (2), 49–53 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897523

Security concerns remain paramount in the handling of US visas for international students and scientists, but efforts by science and education organizations to improve the process seem to be paying off.

Opinion

Physics Today 58 (2), 54–55 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897524

Meetings

Physics Today 58 (2), 57–61 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3692239

Books

Physics Today 58 (2), 63 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897525
Physics Today 58 (2), 63–64 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897526
Physics Today 58 (2), 64–65 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897527
Physics Today 58 (2), 65–66 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897528
Physics Today 58 (2), 66 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897529
Physics Today 58 (2), 66–68 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405556
Physics Today 58 (2), 68–73 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405557

New Products

Physics Today 58 (2), 74–78 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405558

We Hear That

Physics Today 58 (2), 80 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405559
Physics Today 58 (2), 80 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405560
Physics Today 58 (2), 80 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405561
Physics Today 58 (2), 81–82 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405562

Obituaries

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Physics Today 58 (2), 82–84 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897530
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 58 (2), 84 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897531
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 58 (2), 85 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897532
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 58 (2), 85–86 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897533
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Physics Today 58 (2), 86–87 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897534
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Physics Today 58 (2), 87 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1897535
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