Here at IOP Publishing we would like to celebrate the birthday of Paul Dirac by highlighting some of the recent papers in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical that were influenced by his work across many areas of theoretical… Read More ›
3D topological semimetals
In their recently published Letter in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical researchers from the University of Adelaide have provided a topological classification scheme for generalized Weyl semimetals. They talk to JPhys+ to tell us more about their research. This… Read More ›
A look back at 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, I take a look back at some of the most exciting science stories to come out of the past year. Solar Impulse – sun powered flight The first solar powered round-the-world flight touched down… Read More ›
Exotic matter wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz win this year’s Nobel Prize for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.
Roadmap Reviews: a success story
Back in 2012, the Editorial Board of JPhysD had an idea for a brand new article type: a Roadmap Review. Of course, in several communities, the idea of a roadmap – a perspective article looking at past and future developments… Read More ›
Looking back at 2015
As we move into the new year, I take a look back at some of the biggest science stories that captured our interest in 2015.
An interview with Stephen King, physicist
“In a nutshell, we live in exciting times where theory and experiment are working hand in hand in particle physics towards revealing the answers to the deep and pressing questions left unanswered by the Standard Model.”
The Breakthrough Prize: science and celebrities
It’s not every day that scientists get to rub shoulders with the world of film stars and pop icons like Russell Crowe and Christina Aguilera.
The Nobel prize: signs of physics to come
Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B McDonald win for their work in neutrino oscillations. Pure physics, but there could be a bright future ahead.