Happy new year to all!
I start 2009 with a couple of beautiful papers that appeared in the latest issue of Reviews of Modern Physics. This is the review journal having the highest impact factor and for very good reasons. The articles are the following:
The first one is about a quite interesting question in nuclear physics and is worthwhile reading. Thomas Schaefer is currently full professor at North Carolina State University and a member of the Editorial Board of Physical Review Letters. He has given wide ranging contributions to the fields of nuclear physics and QCD.
The second paper is about a matter that opened up an important mathematical problem and translate into famous questions that are Anderson localization and metal-insulator transition. For the case of off-diagonal disorder I have written a paper about (see here) that will appear shortly in International Journal of Modern Physics B.
The new year opens with a lot of hopes about great news in physics, mostly about dark matter and going beyond the standard model of particle physics. It is time to stay tuned!