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In September’s Physics World: Scientists get set for simulated nuclear inspection

29 August 2014

Some 40 scientists and technicians from around the world will descend on Jordan in November to take part in a simulated on-site inspection of a suspected nuclear test site on the banks of the Dead Sea

Holweck Prize is presented to Ramin Golestanian
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