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Physics World May 2017

Simulating the universe
How to model the cosmos with Einstein’s equations

Also in this issue:
* News & Analysis: Speaking out: Obama’s science adviser John Holdren interviewed
* Features: Little things that matter: The good and bad of nanoparticles
* Features: A twisted future: Could skyrmions be a new form of memory?
* Lateral Thoughts: Of plants and pumps: How innovation can spark

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Also now out: Physics World Focus on Nanotechnology
* Bright ideas, bright future: Commercializing novel nanomaterials
* Real gems: Why diamonds could be a quantum physicist’s best friend
* Sailing swiftly onwards: Reducing friction on ships

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