Researchers at Stanford and Boston University construct two dimensional CFTs with the right properties to be holographic duals of three-dimensional supergravity. They spoke to Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical about their Publisher’s Pick Who are you? … Read More ›
“Biophysics is a key player in guiding the transition to quantitative and predictive biology” – an Interview with Emerging Leader Ruggero Cortini
The JPhys series turned 50 this year, so we invited a selection of the best young researchers to contribute to our emerging leaders program. Read our interview with Ruggero Cortini here.
Publisher’s Pick: Proving duality for the two-component asymmetric simple exclusion process.
In this paper Jeffrey Kuan uses symmetry of quantum groups to prove duality for the two-component asymmetric simple exclusion process. He spoke to Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical as about his Publisher’s Pick Who are you? Jeffrey Kuan,… Read More ›
Focus on bimetric theory
It goes without saying that finding answers to questions raised by the Standard Model and General Relativity remains a huge part of theoretical physics. Recent developments in bimetric theory, a topical review published in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical is the second most most highly cited article in the journal from 2016. Here we talk to one of the authors of the review, Angnis Schmidt-May, from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, to discover why this field is so active and what discoveries she’d like to see.
Focus on quantum thermodynamics
The interface between quantum information and thermodynamics is currently a very active area. The topical review The role of quantum information in thermodynamics — a topical review, published in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical is the most highly cited 2016 article in the journal. Here we talk to one of the authors of the review, Marcus Huber, from Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Vienna, to discover why this field is so active and where he thinks it’s heading.
Percolation: Where physics and mathematics meet for coffee
We talk to Ralph Kenna and Bertrand Berche about their paper on Universal finite-size scaling for percolation theory in high dimensions published in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. They talk about the importance of percolation in mathematics and… Read More ›
An interview with Emerging Leader Endre Szili
“I am hoping that there will be an even higher level of cooperation and collaboration amongst researchers and clinicians in this field, leading to larger, multi-centre clinical trials of plasma in wound decontamination/healing and cancer therapy.”
Publisher’s Pick: Coleman–Weinberg symmetry breaking in SU(8) induced by a third rank antisymmetric tensor scalar field II: the fermion spectrum
We talk to Stephen L Adler to find out what motivated his recent J.Phys.A paper.
How sitting in on a lecture inspired a new idea: Interview with Lisa Glaser
Lisa Glaser discusses phase transitions, non-commutative geometry and how sitting in on a lecture can bring about new ideas as she talks about her recent paper in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. Who are you? I’m Lisa Glaser,… Read More ›
Extending the reach of integrability in AdS/CFT as far as possible
In their recently published Emerging Talents paper in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Stijn van Tongeren and Ben Hoare study Jordanian deformations of AdS5 and supergravity. Stijn has taken the time to answer some questions from JPhys+ to tell… Read More ›
Meet the winners of the Journal of Physics A 2017 Best Paper Prizes
Part 1: Silvio Franz and Giorgio Parisi The simplest model of jamming
“Do not get discouraged by the struggles of academia. There are plenty of success stories!” – an interview with Professor Gerardo Adesso
Professor Gerardo Adesso is a theoretical physicist and Professor of Mathematical Physics at the School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Nottingham. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. He works on… Read More ›
One-dimensional q-state Potts model with multi-site interactions: An interview with Loïc Turban
In his recently published Paper in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Loïc Turban from the Université de Lorraine has provided a study of the 1D classical q-state Potts model. Professor Turban talks to JPhys+ to tell us more about… Read More ›
“By breaking disciplinary barriers, I believe condensed matter physics has placed itself at the frontier of science” – an interview with JPCM section editor Professor Talat Rahman
Talat Rahman is a Distinguished and Pegasus Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, and section editor of the new Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter section on Physics of Chemical Processes.
Publisher’s Pick: Quantum dimensions from local operator excitations in the Ising model
We talk to Pawel Caputa and Marek Rams to find out what motivated their recent J.Phys.A paper on the time evolution of entanglement measures.
“Creative projects gave me intuition and insight”: An ergodic generation method for off-lattice walks
Researchers from California develop an efficient, ergodic generation method for off-lattice walks with excluded volume and analyze the effects of thickness on shape and knotting. They spoke to JPhys+ about their recent publication in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and… Read More ›
Opening the way to new developments in integrability for the gauge/gravity duality
Recently Journal of Physics A published a special issue titled “an integrability primer for gauge-gravity duality”which grew out of a GATIS Young Researchers Integrability School held at Durham University in July 2015. The issue was made up of 6 topical reviews based on the lectures delivered at the summer school, aiming to provide a pedagogical introduction to integrability, particularly aspects relevant to the AdS/CFT correspondence.