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!



This post is just to let you know of a couple of reviews worthwhile to be read. These appeared in the latest number of Review of Modern Physics:

Dieter Drechsel and Thomas Walcher, Hadron structure at low Q^2, preprint and published

Estia Eichten, Stephen Godfrey, Hanna Mahlke, and Jonathan L. Rosner, Quarkonia and their transitions, preprint and published

This number of RMP contains other interesting reviews. You can find a table of content here.

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