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This Issue pv

doi:10.1038/nphys592


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Editorial

Reach for the stars p211

doi:10.1038/nphys594

The demonstration of the "world's first commercial quantum computer" is as ambitious as it is exciting. But where are the data?


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Thesis

The messy truth about drag p213

Mark Buchanan

doi:10.1038/nphys578


Expansion, and contraction p213

David Goodstein

doi:10.1038/nphys579


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Books and Arts

Quantum condensates p215

Dieter Vollhardt reviews Quantum liquids: Bose condensation and cooper pairing in condensed-matter systems by A. J. Leggett

doi:10.1038/nphys590


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Research Highlights

Pinch, switch, focus and jump p217

doi:10.1038/nphys593


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News and Views

Cavity QED: Photons in single file pp219 - 220

Alex Kuzmich & T. A. Brian Kennedy

doi:10.1038/nphys573

A 'single-photon server', producing a steady stream of single-photon pulses for up to half a minute, has been created by confining, cooling and controlling a neutral atom inside a tiny optical cavity.



Biophysics: The silence of the chromosomes p221

Alison Wright

doi:10.1038/nphys591


Jamming: A new kind of phase transition? pp222 - 223

Giulio Biroli

doi:10.1038/nphys580

Motion in assemblies of grains jams at high density and low drive. On approaching the jamming transition, the dynamics becomes increasingly spatially heterogeneous, and strongly reminiscent of the behaviour of glass-forming liquids.


Chemical physics: How many kisses? p223

Andreas Trabesinger

doi:10.1038/nphys587


Complex networks: From data to models pp224 - 225

Marta C González & Albert-László Barabási

doi:10.1038/nphys581

Data on the movement of people becomes ever more detailed, but robust models explaining the observed patterns are still needed. Mapping the problem onto a 'network of networks' could be a promising approach.


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Review

Optical magnetometry pp227 - 234

Dmitry Budker & Michael Romalis

doi:10.1038/nphys566


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Letters

In situ evidence of magnetic reconnection in turbulent plasma pp235 - 238

A. Retinò, D. Sundkvist, A. Vaivads, F. Mozer, M. André & C. J. Owen

doi:10.1038/nphys574

Subject Categories: Astrophysics | Plasma physics


Two-dimensional vortices in superconductors pp239 - 242

Bo Chen, W. P. Halperin, Prasenjit Guptasarma, D. G. Hinks,
V. F. Mitrovic acute, A. P. Reyes & P. L. Kuhns

doi:10.1038/nphys540

Subject Categories: Condensed-matter physics | Statistical physics, thermodynamics and nonlinear dynamics | Materials physics




A single-photon server with just one atom pp253 - 255

Markus Hijlkema, Bernhard Weber, Holger P. Specht, Simon C. Webster, Axel Kuhn & Gerhard Rempe

doi:10.1038/nphys569

Subject Categories: Atomic and molecular physics | Quantum physics | Optical physics | Information theory and computation




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Articles


Quasi-phase-matching and quantum-path control of high-harmonic generation using counterpropagating light pp270 - 275

Xiaoshi Zhang, Amy L. Lytle, Tenio Popmintchev, Xibin Zhou, Henry C. Kapteyn, Margaret M. Murnane & Oren Cohen

doi:10.1038/nphys541

Subject Categories: Optical physics | Atomic and molecular physics



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Futures

Quantum entanglements p284

Jeff Hecht

doi:10.1038/nphys589

A very tangled web.


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