Quantum Surface Acoustics

1.Propagating phonons coupled to an artificial atom.
Authors:Martin V. Gustafsson, Thomas Aref, Anton Frisk Kockum, Maria K. Ekström, Göran Johansson, and Per Delsing.
Science 346,207(2014)

2.Surface acoustic wave devices on bulk ZnO crystals at low temperature.
Authors:E. B. Magnusson, B. H. Williams, R. Manenti, M.-S. Nam, A. Nersisyan, M. J. Peterer, A. Ardavan, and P. J. Leek.
Applied Physics Letters 106,063509(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by David DiVincenzo, RWTH Aachen, FZ Juelich.
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Nonequilibrium Casimir forces: non-local, non-pairwise-additive, and not even extensive

Fluctuation-Induced Forces in Nonequilibrium Diffusive Dynamics.
Authors:A. Aminov, Y. Kafri, and M. Kardar
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 230602(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Ramin Golestanian, Oxford University.
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Experimental advances in the quantum anomalous Hall effect

1.Precise quantization of anomalous Hall effect near zero magnetic field.
Authors: A. J. Bestwick, E. J. Fox, Xufeng Fu, Lei Pan, Kang L. Wang, and D. Goldhaber-Gordon.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 114,187201(2015)

2.High-precision realization of robust quantum anomalous Hall state in a hard ferromagnetic topological insulator.
Authors:Cui-Zu Chang, Weiwei Zhao, Duk Y.Kim, Haijun Zhang, Badih A. Assaf, Don Heiman, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Chaoxing Liu, Moses H. W. Chan, and Jagadeesh S. Moodera.
Nature Materials 14,473(2015)

3.Zero-field dissipationless chiral edge transport and the nature of dissipation in the quantum anomalous Hall state.
Authors:Cui-Zu Chang, Weiwei Zhao, Duk Y. Kim, Peng Wei, J.K. Jain, Chaoxing Liu, Moses H.W. Chan, and Jagadeesh S. Moodera.

Recommended with a commentary by Bertrand I.Halperin, Harvard University.
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Simultaneously ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic MnAs layer

1.Coexistence of half-metallic itinerant ferromagnetism with local-moment antiferromagnetism in Ba0.60K0.40Mn2As2.
Authors: A. Pandey, B. G. Ueland, S. Yeninas, A. Kreyssig, A. Sapkota, Yang Zhao, J. S. Helton, J.W. Lynn, R. J. McQueeney, Y. Furukawa, A. I. Goldman, and D. C. Johnston.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 047001(2013)

2.Itinerant ferromagnetism in the As 4p conduction band of Ba0.6K0.4Mn2As2 identified by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism.
Authors:B. G. Ueland, A. Pandey, Y. Lee, A. Sapkota, Y. Choi, D. Haskel, R. A. Rosenberg, J. C. Lang, B. N. Harmon, D. C. Johnston, A. Kreyssig, and A. I. Goldman.
Phys, Rev. Lett. 114, 217001(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Atsushi Fujimori, University of Tokyo.
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What is the fastest an egg (or anything else) can be scrambled?

1.A bound on chaos.
Authors: J. Maldacena, S. Shenker, and S. Stanford.

2.A simple model of quantum holography.
Authors:A. Kitaev.
KITP(part 1)
KITP(part 2)

Recommended with a commentary by Joel E. Moore, UC Berkeley and LBNL.
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Topological Mechanics

1.Selective buckling via states of self-stress in topological metamaterials.
Authors: J. Paulose, A. Meunnissen, V. Vitelli.

2.Topological Acoustics.
Authors:Zhaoju Yang, Fei Gao, Xihang Shi, Xiao Lin, Zhen Gao, Yidong Chong, and Baile Zhang.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 114301 (2015)

3.Topological mechanics of gyroscopic metamaterials
Authors:L.M. Nash, D. Kleckner, A. Read, V. Vitelli, A.M. Turner, W.T.M. Irvine.

Recommended with a commentary by Chris Santangelo, UMass Amherst.
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Lattice Kirigami

Algorithmic lattice kirigami: a route to pluripotent materials.
Authors: Daniel M. Sussman, Yigil Cho, Toen Castle, Xingting Gong, Euiyeon Jung, Shu Yang, and Randall D. Kamien.

Recommended with a commentary by Mark Bowick, Soft Matter Program, Syracuse University.
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An Aharonov-Bohm interferometer for determining Bloch band topology

An Aharonov-Bohm interferometer for determining Bloch band topology.
Authors: L. Duca, T. Li, M. Reitter, I. Bloch, M. Schleier-Smith, U. Schneider.
Science 347, 288 (2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Tin-Lun Ho, OSU.
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Observation of the chiral anomaly in solids

1. Signature of the chiral anomaly in a Dirac semimetal: a current plume steered by a magnetic field.
Authors: Jun Xiong, Satya K. Kushwaha, Tian Liang, Jason W. Krizan, Wudi Wang, R. J. Cava, N. P. Ong.

2. Chiral anomaly and classical negative magnetoresistance of Weyl metals
Authors: D. T. Son and B. Z. Spivak.
Phys. Rev. B 88, 104412

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Lee, MIT.
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The simplest model of jamming

The Simplest Model of Jamming.
Authors: Silvio Franz and Giorgio Parisi.

Recommended with a commentary by Robijn Bruinsma, UCLA.
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Quantum Acid-Water

Electric Dipole Moments of Nanosolvated Acid Molecules in Water Clusters.
Authors: Nicholas Guggemos, Petr Slavicek, and Vitaly V. Kresin.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 043401(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Marivi Fernandez-Serra, Stony Brook University.
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Many-body localization of cold 40K atoms

Observation of many-body localization of interacting fermions in a quasi-random optical lattice.
Authors: Michael Schreiber, Sean S. Hodgman, Pranjal Bordia, Henrik P. Lu ?schen, Mark H. Fischer, Ronen Vosk, Ehud Altman, Ulrich Schneider, and Immanuel Bloch.

Recommended with a commentary by L. I. Glazman, Yale University.
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Topological quantum Lego

Imprint of topological degeneracy in quasi-one-dimensional fractional quantum Hall states.
Authors: Eran Sagi, Yuval Oreg, Ady Stern, and Bertrand Halperin.

Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology.
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Thermal Hall effect in a paramagnet

Thermal Hall conductivity in the frustrated pyrochlore magnet Tb2Ti2O7.
Authors: Max Hirschberger, Jason W. Krizan, R. J. Cava, and N. P. Ong.

Recommended with a commentary by Leon Balents, KITP, UCSB.
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Collective Dynamics of Dividing Chemotactic Cells

Collective Dynamics of Dividing Chemotactic Cells.
Authors: Anatolij Gelimson and Ramin Golestanian.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 114,028101(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Mehran Kardar, MIT.
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Pressure in an active fluid

Pressure and Phase Equilibria in Interacting Active Brownian Spheres.
Authors: A. P. Solon, J. Stenhammar, R. Wittkowski, M. Kardar, Y. Kafri, M. E. Cates, J. Tailleur.

Recommended with a commentary by Aparna Baskaran, Brandeis University
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Experimental Observation of Weyl Semimetals

1.Experimental observation of Weyl points.
Authors: Ling Lu, Zhiyu Wang, Dexin Ye, Lixin Ran, Liang Fu, John D. Joannopoulos, Marin Soljacic.

2.Experimental realization of a topological Weyl semimetal phase with Fermi arc surface states in TaAs.
Authors: S.Y. Xu, I. Belopolski, N. Alidoust, M. Neupane, C. Zhang, R. Sankar, S.M. Huang, C.C. Lee, G. Chang, B.K. Wang, G. Bian, H. Zheng, D. S. Sanchez, F. Chou, H. Lin, S. Jia, M.Z. Hasan.

3.Discovery of Weyl semimetal TaAs.
Authors:B. Q. Lv, H. M. Weng, B. B. Fu, X. P. Wang, H. Miao, J. Ma, P. Richard, X. C. Huang, L. X. Zhao, G. F. Chen, Z. Fang, X. Dai, T. Qian, H. Ding.

Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, University of California,Berkeley
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The Ironics: Strong Coupling or Weak Coupling in the Wonderland

1.Mott-Kondo Insulator Behavior in the Iron Oxychalcogenides.
Authors: B. Freelon, Yu Hao Liu, Jeng-Lung Chen, L. Craco, M. S. Laad, S. Leoni, Jiaqi Chen, Li Tao, Hangdong Wang, R. Flauca, Z. Yamani, Minghu Fang, Chinglin Chang, J.H. Guo and Z. Hussain.

2.FeSe: a model system for Fe based superconductors.
Authors: B. Büchner.
KITP Program: Magnetism, Bad Metals and Superconductivity

Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, University of California,Riverside
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Wiring Up Topological Insulators

1.Time Reversal Invariant Topologically Insulating Circuits.
Authors: Jia Ningyuan, Ariel Sommer, David Schuster, Jonathan Simon.

2.Topological properties of linear circuit lattices.
Authors: Victor V. Albert, Leonid I. Glazman, Liang Jiang.

3.Spin-orbit-free Topological Insulators without Time-Reversal Symmetry
Authors: A. Alexandradinata, Chen Fang, Matthew J. Gilbert, B. Andrei Bernevig.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 113,116403(2014)

Recommended with a commentary by Steven M. Girvin, Yale University
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Chromosome positioning from activity-based segregation

Chromosome positioning from activity-based segregation.
Authors: N. Ganai, S. Sengupta and G. Menon.
Nucleic Acid Research 42,4145(2014)

Recommended with a commentary by Jean-François Joanny , ESPCI, Paris
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