Two interesting papers

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:

M. G. Alford, A. Schmitt, K. Rajagopal, T. Schaefer, “Color superconductivity in dense quark matter”, here and the preprint here.

F. Evers, A. D. Mirlin, “Anderson transitions”, here and the preprint here.

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!


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2 Responses to Two interesting papers

  1. Rafael says:

    Marco,

    maybe you would like also to see this (I think very interesting) paper:
    http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/0901.0572
    Happy new year!

    Rafael

  2. mfrasca says:

    Hi Rafael,

    Happy new year!

    Very interesting paper. I would like to point out to the blog’s readers that Jeffrey Mandula, one of the authors of the Coleman-Mandula theorem, produced a lot of pioneer papers in lattice Yang-Mills theory providing evidence for the fact that the gluon propagator does not go to zero in the infrared and the gluon seems to acquire a mass. These papers seem currently forgotten in the literature and this is due to the poor resources available at that time that makes such results somewhat questionable. Today, his view appears a true forecast for the results we now see.

    This paper appears more important for people working in full QCD. Anyhow they obtained very good results with respect to the experimental hadron spectrum (see my recent post https://marcofrasca.wordpress.com/2008/11/28/wonderful-qcd/). So, I would like to see how Mandula’s proposal can improve with respect such results.

    Marco

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