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Submitted by plusadmin on December 1, 1999
This special double issue of
is cause for celebration: both of the endeavours of physics to understand our Universe, and of the
writers of tomorrow
who may help explain it. We explore the frontiers of modern physics: searching for
in space and
exotic particles in the LHC
, looking through the
Hubble Space Telescope
, imagining a
, and wrestling with one of the
biggest problems in modern physics
. And the winners of the
new writers award 2009
most beautiful equation of them all
, explain the
, and unveil the
curse of good looks
. We raise a toast to mathematics and physics — to all the explorers of the new frontiers and the new writers who can take us there!
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