Volume 1 Issue 10, October 2019

Volume 1 Issue 10

The cover of this issue shows a series of snapshots from a numerical relativity simulation of two merging neutron stars. See Huerta et al. and Mészáros et al.

Image: Courtesy Shawn Rosofsky and Eliu Huerta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cover design: Carl Conway.

Editorial

  • Editorial |

    This month we publish a Review and an Expert Recommendation on multi-messenger astrophysics, a field that inherently involves big collaborations, big instruments and big data.

Research Highlights

  • Research Highlight |

    The Physics of Living Matter symposium in September covered diverse biophysics topics and systems across length scales.

    • Arianna Bottinelli
  • Research Highlight |

    Two recent papers demonstrate optical waveguides consisting of ultrathin photonic crystals, which approach the lowest possible thickness for such devices.

    • Silvia Milana
  • Research Highlight |

    This October, the new user facilities at the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source will open their doors to researchers following a major upgrade project.

    • Claire Ashworth

News & Views

  • News & Views |

    Gauge theories, such as quantum electrodynamics, are a cornerstone of high-energy particle physics. They may also describe the physics of certain unassuming materials. Recent theoretical work moves this idea closer to reality.

    • John McGreevy

Reviews

  • Review Article |

    Multi-messenger astrophysics is an emerging discipline that combines the information from cosmic rays, neutrinos, gravitational waves and photons emitted by cosmic sources. This overview of the field highlights its challenges and exciting opportunities.

    • Péter Mészáros
    • , Derek B. Fox
    • , Chad Hanna
    •  & Kohta Murase

Expert Recommendation

  • Expert Recommendation |

    A group of experts suggests ways in which deep learning can be used to enhance the potential for discovery in multi-messenger astrophysics.

    • E. A. Huerta
    • , Gabrielle Allen
    • , Igor Andreoni
    • , Javier M. Antelis
    • , Etienne Bachelet
    • , G. Bruce Berriman
    • , Federica B. Bianco
    • , Rahul Biswas
    • , Matias Carrasco Kind
    • , Kyle Chard
    • , Minsik Cho
    • , Philip S. Cowperthwaite
    • , Zachariah B. Etienne
    • , Maya Fishbach
    • , Francisco Forster
    • , Daniel George
    • , Tom Gibbs
    • , Matthew Graham
    • , William Gropp
    • , Robert Gruendl
    • , Anushri Gupta
    • , Roland Haas
    • , Sarah Habib
    • , Elise Jennings
    • , Margaret W. G. Johnson
    • , Erik Katsavounidis
    • , Daniel S. Katz
    • , Asad Khan
    • , Volodymyr Kindratenko
    • , William T. C. Kramer
    • , Xin Liu
    • , Ashish Mahabal
    • , Zsuzsa Marka
    • , Kenton McHenry
    • , J. M. Miller
    • , Claudia Moreno
    • , M. S. Neubauer
    • , Steve Oberlin
    • , Alexander R. Olivas Jr
    • , Donald Petravick
    • , Adam Rebei
    • , Shawn Rosofsky
    • , Milton Ruiz
    • , Aaron Saxton
    • , Bernard F. Schutz
    • , Alex Schwing
    • , Ed Seidel
    • , Stuart L. Shapiro
    • , Hongyu Shen
    • , Yue Shen
    • , Leo P. Singer
    • , Brigitta M. Sipocz
    • , Lunan Sun
    • , John Towns
    • , Antonios Tsokaros
    • , Wei Wei
    • , Jack Wells
    • , Timothy J. Williams
    • , Jinjun Xiong
    •  & Zhizhen Zhao

Technical Review

  • Technical Review |

    Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) is a tool for directly probing the electronic structure of solids and has had a crucial role in studying topological materials. In this Technical Review, we discuss the latest developments of various ARPES techniques and their applications to topological materials

    • Baiqing Lv
    • , Tian Qian
    •  & Hong Ding

Perspectives

  • Perspective |

    The dynamics of quantum information is opening new perspectives on the behaviour of complex many-body systems. This Perspective covers progress made with atomic gases and trapped ions for accessing the dynamics of quantum correlations, entanglement and information scrambling in a broad parameter regime.

    • R. J. Lewis-Swan
    • , A. Safavi-Naini
    • , A. M. Kaufman
    •  & A. M. Rey

Amendments & Corrections