Advances in Quantum-Opto-Mechanics

1. Circuit cavity electromechanics in the strong coupling regime Authors: J.D. Teufel, D. Li, M.S. Allman, K. Cicak, A.J. Sirois, J.D. Whittaker, and R.W. Simmonds arXiv:1011.3067 2. Optomechanically Induced Transparency Authors: Stefan Weis, Remi Riviere, Samuel Deleglise, Emanuel Gavartin, Olivier Arcizet, Albert Schliesser, and Tobias J. Kippenberg Science 330, 1520 (2010) Recommended and Commentary by […]

“Nano-DMFT”: the electronic structure of small, strongly correlated, systems

1. Nanoscale Dynamical Mean-Field Theory for Molecules and Mesoscopic Devices in the Strong-Correlation Regime Author: S. Florens, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 046402 (2007) (arXiv:cond-mat/0701725). 2. Dynamical Vertex Approximation for Nanoscopic Systems Authors: A. Valli, G. Sangiovanni, O. Gunnarsson, A. Toschi, and K. Held Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 246402 (2010) ( arXiv:1003.2630). 3. A DFT+ DMFT approach […]

Seeing Stars

1. Universality in the Evolution of Orientation Columns in the Visual Cortex Authors: Matthias Kaschube, Michael Schnabel, Siegrid Löwel, David M. Coppola, Leonard E. White, and Fred Wolf Science 1194869 Published online 4 November 2010 [DOI:10.1126/science.1194869] Recommended with a Commentary by Elisha Moses, Weizmann Institute | View Commentary (pdf) | JCCM_DECEMBER2010_03

Recent Progress in non-Fermi Liquid Theory in Two Dimensions

1. Low-energy effective theory of Fermi surface coupled with U (1) gauge field in 2+1 dimensions Author: Sung-Sik Lee Phys. Rev. B 80, 165102 (2009) 2. Quantum phase transition of metals in two spatial dimensions. I. Ising-nematic order Authors: Max Metlitski and Subir Sachdev Phys. Rev. B 82, 075127 (2010) 3. A Controlled Expansion for […]

Maximum and Minimum Stable Random Packings of Platonic Solids

1. Maximum and Minimum Stable Random Packings of Platonic Solids Authors: Jessica Baker and Arshad Kudrolli arXiv:1008.1728 (2010) Recommended with a commentary by Salvatore Torquato, Princeton University | View Commentary (PDF) | JCCM_NOVEMBER2010_02

Metallic Thermal Conductivity in a Magnetic Insulator

1. Highly Mobile Gapless Excitations in a Two-Dimensional Candidate Quantum Spin Liquid Authors: M. Yamashita, N. Nakata, Y. Senshu, M. Nagata, H. M. Yamamoto, R. Kato, T. Shibauchi and Y. Matsuda Science 328, 1246 (2010) Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, University of California at Berkeley, | View Commentary (PDF) | JCCM_NOVEMBER2010_03