- Colloquium: Persistent spin textures in semiconductor nanostructures

Author(s): John SchliemannSpintronics continues to be a field of fast evolution where new concepts and devices are continuously being developed. One of the limiting factors in spintronics is the decoh … - Nonlinear optical signals and spectroscopy with quantum light

Author(s): Konstantin E. Dorfman, Frank Schlawin, and Shaul MukamelBy variation of the photon statistics and the entanglement between time and frequency components, quantum states of light feature spe … - Particle and nuclear physics instrumentation and its broad connections

Author(s): M. Demarteau, R. Lipton, H. Nicholson, and I. ShipseyProgress in the physical sciences depends as much on innovations in instrumentation that enable more refined experiments as on new theor … - Colloquium: Herbertsmithite and the search for the quantum spin liquid

Author(s): M. R. NormanQuantum spin liquids form a novel class of matter where, despite the existence of strong exchange interactions, spins do not order down to the lowest measured temperature. Typic … - Active particles in complex and crowded environments

Author(s): Clemens Bechinger, Roberto Di Leonardo, Hartmut Löwen, Charles Reichhardt, Giorgio Volpe, and Giovanni VolpeThis article reviews both experimental and theoretical advances in the field of a … - Quantum memories at finite temperature

Author(s): Benjamin J. Brown, Daniel Loss, Jiannis K. Pachos, Chris N. Self, and James R. WoottonWhile the typical scenario for quantum error correction involves active intervention there are advantag … - Time-dependent density-functional description of nuclear dynamics

Author(s): Takashi Nakatsukasa, Kenichi Matsuyanagi, Masayuki Matsuo, and Kazuhiro YabanaMany excitation modes of atomic nuclei and their reactions can be described as time-dependent processes, in whi … - Materials perspective on Casimir and van der Waals interactions

Author(s): L. M. Woods, D. A. R. Dalvit, A. Tkatchenko, P. Rodriguez-Lopez, A. W. Rodriguez, and R. PodgornikElectromagnetic fluctuation-induced interactions known as van der Waals, Casimir, and Casim … - CP violation in the B_{s}^{0} system

Author(s): Marina Artuso, Guennadi Borissov, and Alexander LenzSources of CP violation beyond those of the standard model of particle physics are needed to explain the dominance of matter over antimat … - Colloquium: Protecting quantum information against environmental noise

Author(s): Dieter Suter and Gonzalo A. ÁlvarezQuantum-mechanical systems retain their properties so long as the phase of quantum superpositions evolve stably over time. Contact with an environment can … - Alternatives to an elementary Higgs

Author(s): Csaba Csáki, Christophe Grojean, and John TerningExperiments point to the Higgs particle being the excitation of an elementary scalar field, as originally proposed in the standard model. To … - CODATA recommended values of the fundamental physical constants: 2014

Author(s): Peter J. Mohr, David B. Newell, and Barry N. TaylorThis review article contains the 2014 self-consistent set of values of the constants and conversion factors of physics and chemistry recom … - Leptonic and semileptonic decays of B mesons

Author(s): Jochen Dingfelder and Thomas MannelIn the standard model of particle physics, the strong and weak interaction eigenstates of the three generations of quarks differ and are related by the un … - Publisher’s Note: Google matrix analysis of directed networks [Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, 1261 (2015)]

Author(s): Leonardo Ermann, Klaus M. Frahm, and Dima L. Shepelyansky[Rev. Mod. Phys. 88, 039905] Published Tue Sep 20, 2016 - Sap flow and sugar transport in plants

Author(s): K. H. Jensen, K. Berg-Sørensen, H. Bruus, N. M. Holbrook, J. Liesche, A. Schulz, M. A. Zwieniecki, and T. BohrGreen plants harvest the energy of the Sun in the leaves by converting light en … - Control principles of complex systems

Author(s): Yang-Yu Liu and Albert-László BarabásiComplex networks range from subcellular biological networks to the Internet. Our ability to control these systems deeply challenges our understanding. … - Classification of topological quantum matter with symmetries

Author(s): Ching-Kai Chiu, Jeffrey C. Y. Teo, Andreas P. Schnyder, and Shinsei RyuIn recent years an increasing amount of attention has been devoted to quantum materials with topological characteristi … - Strangeness in nuclear physics

Author(s): A. Gal, E. V. Hungerford, and D. J. MillenerEveryday matter is made of the lightest up and down quarks. The strange quark is the third lightest of all quarks. Strangeness, a property of par … - Erratum: Ultrafast optical manipulation of magnetic order [Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 2731 (2010)]

Author(s): Andrei Kirilyuk, Alexey V. Kimel, and Theo Rasing[Rev. Mod. Phys. 88, 039904] Published Thu Aug 11, 2016 - Statistical mechanics of ecological systems: Neutral theory and beyond

Author(s): Sandro Azaele, Samir Suweis, Jacopo Grilli, Igor Volkov, Jayanth R. Banavar, and Amos MaritanIt is of societal importance to advance the understanding of emerging patterns of biodiversity f … - Nonlinear waves in PT-symmetric systems

Author(s): Vladimir V. Konotop, Jianke Yang, and Dmitry A. ZezyulinThe concept of parity-time symmetric systems is rooted in non-Hermitian quantum mechanics where complex potentials obeying this symme … - Erratum: Hidden variables and the two theorems of John Bell [Rev. Mod. Phys. 65, 803 (1993)]

Author(s): N. David Mermin[Rev. Mod. Phys. 88, 039902] Published Fri Jul 15, 2016 - Erratum: Modeling semiflexible polymer networks [Rev. Mod. Phys. 86, 995 (2014)]

Author(s): C. P. Broedersz and F. C. MacKintosh[Rev. Mod. Phys. 88, 039903] Published Fri Jul 15, 2016 - Fermion path integrals and topological phases

Author(s): Edward WittenSymmetry-protected phases of matter have been at the forefront of condensed matter physics in recent years. Bosonic symmetry-protected phases have been interpreted in terms of … - Publisher’s Note: Metallic quantum ferromagnets [Rev. Mod. Phys. 88, 25006 (2016)]

Author(s): M. Brando, D. Belitz, F. M. Grosche, and T. R. Kirkpatrick[Rev. Mod. Phys. 88, 039901] Published Mon Jul 11, 2016 - Nobel Lecture: Discovery of atmospheric neutrino oscillations

Author(s): Takaaki KajitaThe 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics was shared by Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald. These papers are the text of the address given in conjunction with the award.[Rev. Mod. P ... - Nobel Lecture: The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory: Observation of flavor change for solar neutrinos

Author(s): Arthur B. McDonaldThe 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics was shared by Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald. These papers are the text of the address given in conjunction with the award.[Rev. Mo ... - Colloquium: Topological band theory

Author(s): A. Bansil, Hsin Lin, and Tanmoy DasFirst-principles band theory, properly augmented by topological considerations, has provided a remarkably successful framework for predicting new classes ... - Metallic quantum ferromagnets

Author(s): M. Brando, D. Belitz, F. M. Grosche, and T. R. KirkpatrickA full understanding of long range ferromagnetic order in metallic systems reflects a variety of phenomena which are best understoo ... - Physical properties of low-dimensional sp^{2} -based carbon nanostructures

Author(s): V. Meunier, A. G. Souza Filho, E. B. Barros, and M. S. DresselhausThis review focuses on the fundamental physical properties of low-dimensional carbon nanostructures (graphene, graphene nan ... - Scaled plane-wave Born cross sections for atoms and molecules

Author(s): H. Tanaka, M. J. Brunger, L. Campbell, H. Kato, M. Hoshino, and A. R. P. RauElectron-atom and electron-molecule collisional cross sections are needed in the modeling and understanding of ph ... - Coulomb drag

Author(s): B. N. Narozhny and A. LevchenkoCoulomb drag, a term coined in analogy to phonon drag, refers to the effect of mutual friction between nonequilibrium conduction electrons belonging to two el ... - Colloquium: Search for a drifting proton-electron mass ratio from H_{2}

Author(s): W. Ubachs, J. Bagdonaite, E. J. Salumbides, M. T. Murphy, and L. KaperLooking back into 10-12 billion years of cosmic history this Colloquium paper summarizes what is presently known about ... - The physics of epigenetics

Author(s): Ruggero Cortini, Maria Barbi, Bertrand R. Caré, Christophe Lavelle, Annick Lesne, Julien Mozziconacci, and Jean-Marc VictorEpigenetics is essential in understanding the development, from a ... - Colloquium: Non-Markovian dynamics in open quantum systems

Author(s): Heinz-Peter Breuer, Elsi-Mari Laine, Jyrki Piilo, and Bassano VacchiniAn ongoing theme in quantum physics is the interaction of small quantum systems with an environment. If that environmen ... - Colloquium: Measuring the neutron star equation of state using x-ray timing

Author(s): Anna L. Watts, Nils Andersson, Deepto Chakrabarty, Marco Feroci, Kai Hebeler, Gianluca Israel, Frederick K. Lamb, M. Coleman Miller, Sharon Morsink, Feryal Özel, Alessandro Patruno, Juri Po ... - Phase diagram of QCD in a magnetic field

Author(s): Jens O. Andersen, William R. Naylor, and Anders TranbergThis review addresses the current theoretical understanding of hadronic matter at large magnetic fields. Applications include heavy-i ... - Physics of Alfvén waves and energetic particles in burning plasmas

Author(s): Liu Chen and Fulvio ZoncaIn magnetic fusion reactors relying on the burning of deuterium and tritium, sufficient confinement of the alpha particles produced in the nuclear reactions is cruc ... - The physics of x-ray free-electron lasers

Author(s): C. Pellegrini, A. Marinelli, and S. ReicheThe advent of x-ray free electron lasers has made possible the study of matter at the characteristic space and time scales of atomic and molecular ... - Linac Coherent Light Source: The first five years

Author(s): Christoph Bostedt, Sébastien Boutet, David M. Fritz, Zhirong Huang, Hae Ja Lee, Henrik T. Lemke, Aymeric Robert, William F. Schlotter, Joshua J. Turner, and Garth J. WilliamsIn the five yea ... - Delayed-choice gedanken experiments and their realizations

Author(s): Xiao-song Ma, Johannes Kofler, and Anton ZeilingerWave-particle duality lies at the root of quantum mechanics and is central in the description of interferences observed with elementary obj ... - Big bang nucleosynthesis: Present status

Author(s): Richard H. Cyburt, Brian D. Fields, Keith A. Olive, and Tsung-Han YehHow do we understand the production of the lightest nuclides from H to Li during the first seconds of cosmic time? This ... - Colloquium: Water’s controversial glass transitions

Author(s): Katrin Amann-Winkel, Roland Böhmer, Franz Fujara, Catalin Gainaru, Burkhard Geil, and Thomas LoertingBesides being fundamental for life on Earth, water is one of the complex materials in na ... - Experimental tests of particle flow calorimetry

Author(s): Felix Sefkow, Andy White, Kiyotomo Kawagoe, Roman Pöschl, and José RepondMethods of measuring the energies of jets have relied on detection of photons, charged hadrons, and neutral hadrons ... - Jerusalem lectures on black holes and quantum information

Author(s): D. HarlowThe quantum mechanics of black holes, and particularly the information paradox, have been a crucial arena for testing theories of quantum gravity. This review covers the quantum ph ... - Colloquium: Nanoplasmas generated by intense radiation

Author(s): Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov, Farhat Beg, and Andrew NgPhysical phenomena at the nanoscale can be considerably different from the behavior in the macroscopic world. This rule is also true for plas ... - Lattice tests of beyond standard model dynamics

Author(s): Thomas DeGrandOriginally developed for quantum chromodynamics at strong coupling, lattice approximations provide an essential tool applicable to any strongly coupled gauge theory. The resol ... - Symmetry violations in nuclear and neutron β decay

Author(s): K. K. Vos, H. W. Wilschut, and R. G. E. TimmermansExperimental searches for new physics beyond the standard model of particle physics are not constrained to the high energy sector alone. Th ... - Ion-trap measurements of electric-field noise near surfaces

Author(s): M. Brownnutt, M. Kumph, P. Rabl, and R. BlattHow can the electric noise in the vicinity of a metallic body be measured and understood? Trapped ions, known as unique tools for metrology and ... - Cavity-based quantum networks with single atoms and optical photons

Author(s): Andreas Reiserer and Gerhard RempeA vision has formed in recent years of the components necessary for a large-scale quantum network. Single trapped atoms can serve as the nodes of this netw ... - Spinodal nanodecomposition in semiconductors doped with transition metals

Author(s): T. Dietl, K. Sato, T. Fukushima, A. Bonanni, M. Jamet, A. Barski, S. Kuroda, M. Tanaka, Pham Nam Hai, and H. Katayama-YoshidaThe occurrence of high-temperature ferromagnetism in transition ... - Google matrix analysis of directed networks

Author(s): Leonardo Ermann, Klaus M. Frahm, and Dima L. ShepelyanskyHow can information from communication and social networks in modern societies be processed, classified, and retrieved? For this new ... - Spin Hall effects

Author(s): Jairo Sinova, Sergio O. Valenzuela, J. Wunderlich, C. H. Back, and T. JungwirthIn solid-state materials with strong relativistic spin-orbit coupling, charge currents generate transverse spi ... - Nobel Lecture: Single molecules, cells, and super-resolution optics

Author(s): Eric BetzigThe 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was shared by Eric Betzig, Stefen W. Hell, and William E. Moerner. These papers are the text of the address given in conjunction with the award ... - Nobel Lecture: Nanoscopy with freely propagating light

Author(s): Stefan W. HellThe 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was shared by Eric Betzig, Stefen W. Hell, and William E. Moerner. These papers are the text of the address given in conjunction with the aw ... - Nobel Lecture: Single-molecule spectroscopy, imaging, and photocontrol: Foundations for super-resolution microscopy

Author(s): W. E. (William E.) MoernerThe 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was shared by Eric Betzig, Stefen W. Hell, and William E. Moerner. These papers are the text of the address given in conjunction ... - Nobel Lecture: Fascinated journeys into blue light

Author(s): Isamu Akasaki[Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, 1119] Published Mon Oct 05, 2015 - Nobel Lecture: Growth of GaN on sapphire via low-temperature deposited buffer layer and realization of p-type GaN by Mg doping followed by low-energy electron beam irradiation

Author(s): Hiroshi AmanoThis is a personal history of one of the Japanese researchers engaged in developing a method for growing GaN on a sapphire substrate, paving the way for the realization of smar … - Nobel Lecture: Background story of the invention of efficient blue InGaN light emitting diodes

Author(s): Shuji Nakamura[Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, 1139] Published Mon Oct 05, 2015 - Quantum Monte Carlo methods for nuclear physics

Author(s): J. Carlson, S. Gandolfi, F. Pederiva, Steven C. Pieper, R. Schiavilla, K. E. Schmidt, and R. B. WiringaQuantum Monte Carlo techniques aim at providing a description of complex quantum syste … - Random-matrix theory of Majorana fermions and topological superconductors

Author(s): C. W. J. BeenakkerRandom-matrix theory has a long history of applications, from nuclear physics to electron localization to quantum dots. This review discusses yet another application of th … - Epidemic processes in complex networks

Author(s): Romualdo Pastor-Satorras, Claudio Castellano, Piet Van Mieghem, and Alessandro VespignaniComplex networks arise in a wide range of biological and sociotechnical systems. Epidemic spreading … - Surface nanobubbles and nanodroplets

Author(s): Detlef Lohse and Xuehua Zhang (张雪花)Surface nanobubbles are nanoscopic gaseous domains on immersed substrates which can survive for days. They were first speculated to exist about 20 years a … - Density functional theory: Its origins, rise to prominence, and future

Author(s): R. O. JonesDensity functional theory has been spectacularly successful in physics, chemistry, and related fields, and it keeps finding new applications. This paper gives an overview of the … - Antiferromagnetic order and spin dynamics in iron-based superconductors

Author(s): Pengcheng DaiIn contrast to conventional BCS superconductors, the observation that superconductivity in unconventional high-temperature materials appears in close proximity to a static anti … - Anderson’s considerations on the flow of superfluid helium: Some offshoots

Author(s): Eric VaroquauxThe aim of this review, based on Anderson’s ideas on phase slippage in superfluid helium, is to convey a physical meaning to the superfluid order parameter and its phase. This … - Attosecond chronoscopy of photoemission

Author(s): Renate Pazourek, Stefan Nagele, and Joachim BurgdörferRecent advances in ultrafast laser spectroscopy have made it possible to study the electron dynamics for physical and chemical processe … - Quantum transport in carbon nanotubes

Author(s): Edward A. Laird, Ferdinand Kuemmeth, Gary A. Steele, Kasper Grove-Rasmussen, Jesper Nygård, Karsten Flensberg, and Leo P. KouwenhovenCarbon nanotubes with multifunctional capabilities are p … - Optical atomic clocks

Author(s): Andrew D. Ludlow, Martin M. Boyd, Jun Ye, E. Peik, and P. O. SchmidtSince 1967 the primary time standard is the cesium atomic clock, based on a hyperfine transition in the microwave domain. … - Macroscopic fluctuation theory

Author(s): Lorenzo Bertini, Alberto De Sole, Davide Gabrielli, Giovanni Jona-Lasinio, and Claudio LandimThe statistical mechanics of systems out of equilibrium provides a formidable challenge. This re … - Neutrino electromagnetic interactions: A window to new physics

Author(s): Carlo Giunti and Alexander StudenikinWith the observation of neutrino masses and mixings, the study of their electromagnetic interactions has assumed greater relevance both as verification … - Lévy walks

Author(s): V. Zaburdaev, S. Denisov, and J. KlafterLévy walks are random walks in which the distribution of step length does not decay exponentially and the velocity of the moving particle is finite. … - Colloquium: Theory of intertwined orders in high temperature superconductors

Author(s): Eduardo Fradkin, Steven A. Kivelson, and John M. TranquadaUnderstanding high temperature superconductors is a central problem in condensed matter physics. Many experiments have uncovered or … - Asymmetries in top quark pair production at hadron colliders

Author(s): J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, D. Amidei, A. Juste, and M. Pérez-VictoriaSeveral years ago measurements at the Fermilab Tevatron proton-antiproton collider showed top quarks to be produced prefera … - Colloquium: Geometry and optimal packing of twisted columns and filaments

Author(s): Gregory M. GrasonThis Colloquium presents recent progress in understanding constraints and consequences of close-packing geometry of filamentous or columnar materials possessing nontrivial … - Interfacing single photons and single quantum dots with photonic nanostructures

Author(s): Peter Lodahl, Sahand Mahmoodian, and Søren StobbeQuantum dots embedded in photonics nanostructures provide unprecedented control over the interaction between light and matter. This review g … - Quantum error correction for quantum memories

Author(s): Barbara M. TerhalIt may seem inevitable that highly entangled quantum states are susceptible to disturbance through interaction with a decohering environment. However, certain multiqubit en … - Plasma and trap-based techniques for science with positrons

Author(s): J. R. Danielson, D. H. E. Dubin, R. G. Greaves, and C. M. SurkoIn recent years, there has been a wealth of new science involving low-energy antimatter (i.e., positrons and antiprotons) at e … - Baryon resonances in large N_{c} QCD

Author(s): N. Matagne and Fl. StancuThe current status and open challenges of large N_{c} QCD baryon spectroscopy are reviewed. After introducing the 1/N_{c} expansion method, the latest achievements … - Colloquium: Random first order transition theory concepts in biology and physics

Author(s): T. R. Kirkpatrick and D. ThirumalaiThe routine transformation of a liquid, as it is rapidly cooled, resulting in glass formation, is remarkably complex. A theoretical explanation of the dyn … - Colloquium: Time-reversal violation with quantum-entangled B mesons

Author(s): J. Bernabéu and F. Martínez-VidalSymmetry transformations have been proven a bedrock tool for understanding the nature of particle interactions, formulating, and testing fundamental theorie … - Colloquium: Majorana fermions in nuclear, particle, and solid-state physics

Author(s): Steven R. Elliott and Marcel FranzEttore Majorana (1906–1938) disappeared while traveling by ship from Palermo to Naples in 1938. His fate has never been fully resolved and several articles … - Colloquium: 100 years of mass spectrometry: Perspectives and future trends

Author(s): Simon Maher, Fred P. M. Jjunju, and Stephen TaylorMass spectrometry (MS) is widely regarded as the most sensitive and specific general purpose analytical technique. More than a century has … - Dielectric microcavities: Model systems for wave chaos and non-Hermitian physics

Author(s): Hui Cao and Jan WiersigThis is a review on theoretical and experimental studies on dielectric microcavities, which play a significant role in fundamental and applied research. The basic con … - Compass models: Theory and physical motivations

Author(s): Zohar Nussinov and Jeroen van den BrinkCompass models are theories of matter in which the couplings between the internal spin (or other relevant field) components are inherently spatially ( … - Erratum: Bose-Einstein condensation in quantum magnets [Rev. Mod. Phys. 86, 563 (2014)]

Author(s): Vivien Zapf, Marcelo Jaime, and C. D. Batista[Rev. Mod. Phys. 86, 1453] Published Wed Dec 31, 2014 - Cavity optomechanics

Author(s): Markus Aspelmeyer, Tobias J. Kippenberg, and Florian MarquardtThe field of cavity optomechanics is reviewed. This field explores the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and nanome … - Dielectric laser accelerators

Author(s): R. Joel England et al.The use of infrared lasers to power optical-scale lithographically fabricated particle accelerators is a developing area of research that has garnered increasing inter … - Hidden symmetries of dynamics in classical and quantum physics

Author(s): Marco CarigliaThis article reviews the role of hidden symmetries of dynamics in the study of physical systems, from the basic concepts of symmetries in phase space to the forefront of curre … - Colloquium: Quantum root-mean-square error and measurement uncertainty relations

Author(s): Paul Busch, Pekka Lahti, and Reinhard F. WernerRecent years have witnessed a controversy over Heisenberg’s famous error-disturbance relation. Here the conflict is resolved by way of an anal … - Quantum channels and memory effects

Author(s): Filippo Caruso, Vittorio Giovannetti, Cosmo Lupo, and Stefano ManciniAny physical process can be represented as a quantum channel mapping an initial state to a final state. Hence it can be … - Colloquium: Emergent properties in plane view: Strong correlations at oxide interfaces

Author(s): Jak Chakhalian, John W. Freeland, Andrew J. Millis, Christos Panagopoulos, and James M. RondinelliFinding new collective electronic states in materials is one of the fundamental goals of co … - Colloquium: Fractional calculus view of complexity: A tutorial

Author(s): Bruce J. WestThe fractional calculus has been part of the mathematics and science literature for 310 years. However, it is only in the past decade or so that it has drawn the attention of m … - Editorial: PRX Takes on a New Role

Author(s): Gene D. Sprouse[Rev. Mod. Phys. 86, 1187] Published Thu Oct 09, 2014 - Spin-polarized quantum confinement in nanostructures: Scanning tunneling microscopy

Author(s): Hirofumi Oka, Oleg O. Brovko, Marco Corbetta, Valeri S. Stepanyuk, Dirk Sander, and Jürgen KirschnerExperimental investigations of spin-polarized electron confinement in nanostructures by s … - Erratum: Nonequilibrium fluctuations, fluctuation theorems, and counting statistics in quantum systems [Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 1665 (2009)]

Author(s): Massimiliano Esposito, Upendra Harbola, and Shaul Mukamel[Rev. Mod. Phys. 86, 1125] Published Mon Sep 22, 2014 - Colloquium: Nonlinear metamaterials

Author(s): Mikhail Lapine, Ilya V. Shadrivov, and Yuri S. KivsharThis Colloquium presents an overview of the research on nonlinear electromagnetic metamaterials. The developed theoretical approaches a … - The hadronic final state at HERA

Author(s): Paul R. Newman and Matthew WingThe hadronic final state in electron-proton collisions at HERA has provided a rich testing ground for development of the theory of the strong force, QCD. In t … - Modeling semiflexible polymer networks

Author(s): C. P. Broedersz and F. C. MacKintoshThis is an overview of theoretical approaches to semiflexible polymers and their networks. Such semiflexible polymers have large bending rigidities that … - Colloquium: Graphene spectroscopy

Author(s): D. N. Basov, M. M. Fogler, A. Lanzara, Feng Wang, and Yuanbo Zhang (张远波)Spectroscopic studies of electronic phenomena in graphene are reviewed. A variety of methods and techniques are surve …