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Paper of the Week – Quantum explorations: from the waltz of the Pauli exclusion principle to the rock of the spontaneous collapse
In spite of its tremendous success, quantum mechanics still generates discussions related to its possible limits. In this paper, researchers from Europe present experimental tests for two of the most interesting items in quantum theory: the Pauli exclusion principle (PEP), as a manifestation of the spin–statistics relation, and the measurement problem, within the spontaneous collapse of the wave function model.

Proceedings of Quantum Theory: Advances and Problems - QTAP, Linnaeus University, Sweden, June 10-13, 2013
The proceedings of this conference that was held in Sweden in June 2013, are now available as a Topical Issue of Physica Scripta. The articles in this issue will be free to read online until the end of March 2015.

ASOS-11 special issue now available
Selected papers from the Eleventh International Colloquium on Atomic Spectra and Oscillator Strengths for Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (Mons, Belgium, 5-9 August 2013) are now available as a special section of Physica Scripta

Virtual issue: Emerging technologies and the future of humanity
This virtual issue of Physica Scripta grew out of the one-day meeting 'Emerging technologies and the future of humanity' that took place on March 17, 2014, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The backdrop of the discussions at the meeting is the realization that technologies developed in the next few decades can have profound influence on the future of humanity.

Photonica'13 Topical Issue now available
Papers from the 4th International School and Conference on Photonics (PHOTONICA'13) that took place in the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, from 26–30 August 2013, are now available as a Topical Issue of Physica Scripta. A selection of the best work has been made free to read until the end of January 2015.

Crystallography and the Gregori Aminoff Prize
To mark the fact that 2014 has been designated the 'International Year of Crystallography', Physica Scripta will be publishing a virtual issue containing Invited Comments on the history of crystallography, as well as autobiographical articles from some of the current and previous winners of the Gregori Aminoff Prize. You can read the first papers published in this virtual issue here.

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