The combination of trivial and topological band insulators with a superconductor is bringing anyons—particles that behave neither according to purely Bose nor Fermi statistics—into the three-dimensional world.
Taking into account a tensor force between nucleons in the nucleus provides a more definite description of the average potential experienced by nucleons and the effective residual interaction between them.
Physics2, 107 (2009) – Published December 21, 2009
A recent theory of high-energy bottom quark jet quenching in nuclear collisions accentuates the novelty of heavy quark jet dynamics in strongly coupled quark-gluon plasmas discovered at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.
The energy-momentum relationship of electrons on the surface of an ideal topological insulator forms a cone, which, when warped, can lead to unusual phenomena such as enhanced interference around defects and a magnetically ordered exotic surface.
The insights of a provocative connection between general relativity and quantum field theory, called the AdS/CFT correspondence, have been extended to rotating black holes that can occur astrophysically.
Directed percolation, a class of nonequilibrium phase transitions as prominent as the Ising model in equilibrium statistical mechanics, is realized experimentally for the first time, after more than fifty years of research.