September hero

Machine-learning-based sampling in lattice QCD

Despite being in the early days, machine-learning-based sampling developped for lattice QCD simulations promises advances not only in physics, but also in machine learning.


  • 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.


    • The superconducting diode effect, in which a nonreciprocal supercurrent is generated, enables new superconducting circuit functionalities. In this Review, we present the recent experimental results in the context of theoretical work and provide an analysis of the intertwining parameters that contribute to this effect.

      • Muhammad Nadeem
      • Michael S. Fuhrer
      • Xiaolin Wang
      Review Article
    • Experiments in fluids have enabled the simulation of several aspects of black holes and quantum field theory in curved spacetime. This Perspective article discusses possible hydrodynamic simulators of quantum gravitational effects, ranging from the resolution of curvature singularities to the emergence of spacetime geometry from quantum degrees of freedom.

      • Samuel L. Braunstein
      • Mir Faizal
      • Naveed A. Shah
    • Visual anemometry measures winds using observations of associated environmental flow–structure interactions such as swaying trees and flapping flags. This Perspective article outlines opportunities for physics and data science to further develop visual anemometry for renewable energy, urban sustainability and environmental science.

      • John O. Dabiri
      • Michael F. Howland
      • Roni H. Goldshmid
    • Granular matter is ubiquitous in engineering, industrial and natural processes. This Technical Review overviews the latest developments in computational modelling of granular matter with a focus on the role of particle shape and discusses pertaining future challenges.

      • Jidong Zhao
      • Shiwei Zhao
      • Stefan Luding
      Technical Review
    • Recent advances in machine learning are enabling progress in several aspects of experimental fluid mechanics. This Perspective article focuses on augmenting the quality of measurement techniques, improving experimental design and enabling real-time estimation and control.

      • Ricardo Vinuesa
      • Steven L. Brunton
      • Beverley J. McKeon
  • Despite decades of ever more urgent warnings, humanity is failing to address the climate crisis. Astronomer and climate activist Bernadette Rodgers argues that climate action, in any number of ways, can get results and is a moral and professional responsibility for scientists at this critical moment in human history.

    • Bernadette Rodgers
    World View
  • Stéphane Kenmoe, editor-in-chief of the African Physics Newsletter, discusses how the project helps foster communication among physicists in Africa and the African diaspora, and brings African physics worldwide.

    • Zoe Budrikis
    • Stéphane Kenmoe
  • Labos 1point5 is a nationwide action-research project that so far about half of research units in France have used to assess their carbon footprint. Tamara Ben-Ari describes some of the scientific findings from the resulting dataset and what they show about how to change the scientific system.

    • Tamara Ben-Ari
  • Astroparticle physicists met for the 38th edition of the biennial series of the International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023), which took place in late July in Nagoya, Japan.

    • Iulia Georgescu
    Research Highlight
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