June hero

A century of quantum mechanics

This month we celebrate the first 100 years of quantum mechanics with an issue full of content exploring the past, present and future of the field.


  • Sustainability

    This ongoing collection brings together articles from Nature Reviews journals about how physicists can contribute to environmental sustainability – both by working on questions that have direct relevance to sustainability goals and understanding Earth’s climate, but also by changing the ways physicists work.

  • On your wavelength

    On your wavelength is a new podcast about physics and publishing from the Nature journal editors. We talk to the authors and editors of recent papers discussing the latest insights.

  • 15TI

    15 years ago, topological insulators were discovered. Soon thereafter, topological behaviour was discovered in many different systems, including topological semimetals, superconductors and magnets. Studying these topological materials has led to advances in our understanding of physics, and in practical achievements towards devices and applications.


  • Denise Völker, Head of Sustainability at DESY, shares how a dedicated sustainability office can lead the way in cutting the environmental impact of a big science facility.

    • Zoe Budrikis
    • Denise Völker
  • In 1973, Philip Anderson published a paper introducing the resonating valence bond state, which can be recognized in retrospect as a topologically ordered phase of matter — one that cannot be classified in the conventional way according to its patterns of spontaneously broken symmetry. Steven Kivelson and Shivaji Sondhi reflect on the impact of this paper over the past 50 years.

    • Steven Kivelson
    • Shivaji Sondhi
  • 75 years ago Richard Feynman developed a new approach to non-relativistic quantum mechanics: the path integral formulation.

    • Alison Wright
    Research Highlight
  • Dmitry Krotov discusses recent theoretical advances in Hopfield networks and their broader impact in the context of energy-based neural architectures.

    • Dmitry Krotov
  • One hundred years ago, Louis de Broglie posed a question: could matter particles behave like waves? This duality was already known for light; extending it to electrons and indeed all matter had huge implications, especially for the development of quantum mechanics.

    • Alison Wright
Editors, authors and referees work together to to create high-quality, timely and accessible resources for the scientific community.

Writing for Nature Reviews Physics

At Nature Reviews, editors work closely with authors and referees to create high-quality, timely and accessible resources for the scientific community.