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  • Moiré heterostructures have latterly captured the attention of condensed-matter physicists. This Review Article explores the idea of adopting them as a quantum simulation platform that enables the study of strongly correlated physics and topology in quantum materials.

    • Dante M. Kennes
    • Martin Claassen
    • Angel Rubio
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  • The breakdown of superconductivity is described as a reduction in the amplitude of the order parameter or a breakdown in phase coherence of Cooper pairs. This Review Article highlights recent results that show both mechanisms may be at play simultaneously.

    • Benjamin Sacépé
    • Mikhail Feigel’man
    • Teunis M. Klapwijk
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  • Hybrid quantum systems combine heterogeneous physical systems for the implementation of new functionalities at the quantum level. This article reviews recent research on the creation of hybrid quantum systems within the circuit quantum electrodynamics framework.

    • A. A. Clerk
    • K. W. Lehnert
    • Y. Nakamura
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  • This Review Article surveys the physics of many-body quantum states formed by microwave photons in circuit quantum electrodynamics environments.

    • Iacopo Carusotto
    • Andrew A. Houck
    • Jonathan Simon
    Review Article
  • This Review Article outlines the techniques necessary for the manipulation of neutral atoms and making use of their interactions, when excited to Rydberg states, to achieve the goal of quantum simulation of many-body physics.

    • Antoine Browaeys
    • Thierry Lahaye
    Review Article
  • Cell size is regulated by processes ranging from rapid fluctuations to slower growth and division. Limited dialogue between communities studying these disparate timescales has hindered our understanding of size control—a gap bridged by this Review.

    • Clotilde Cadart
    • Larisa Venkova
    • Matthieu Piel
    Review Article
  • This Review surveys recent efforts at understanding and characterizing generation of high harmonics from solid-state materials.

    • Shambhu Ghimire
    • David A. Reis
    Review Article
  • It may look like little more than slime, but the glycocalyx coating our cells plays a key role in cell signalling. And changes to its physical structure have been linked to cancer, triggering emergent behaviours that form the focus of this Review.

    • Joe Chin-Hun Kuo
    • Jay G. Gandhi
    • Matthew J. Paszek
    Review Article
  • The behaviour of cells and tissues can be understood in terms of emergent mesoscale states that are determined by a set of physical properties. This Review surveys experimental evidence for these states and the physics underpinning them.

    • Xavier Trepat
    • Erik Sahai
    Review Article
  • Evidence that ants communicate mechanically to move objects several times their size has prompted a theory that places the group near a transition between uncoordinated and coordinated motion. These findings and their implications are reviewed here.

    • Ofer Feinerman
    • Itai Pinkoviezky
    • Nir S. Gov
    Review Article
  • Topological states of various kinds may find application in spintronic devices. The authors review recent progress in this area.

    • Libor Šmejkal
    • Yuriy Mokrousov
    • Allan H. MacDonald
    Review Article
  • An overview of how electromagnetic radiation can be used for probing and modification of the magnetic order in antiferromagnets, and possible future research directions.

    • P. Němec
    • M. Fiebig
    • A. V. Kimel
    Review Article
  • This Review Article outlines the exploration of the interplay between parity–time symmetry and non-Hermitian physics in optics, plasmonics and optomechanics.

    • Ramy El-Ganainy
    • Konstantinos G. Makris
    • Demetrios N. Christodoulides
    Review Article
  • This Review surveys the electronic properties of quantum materials through the prism of the electron wavefunction, and examines how its entanglement and topology give rise to a rich variety of quantum states and phases.

    • B. Keimer
    • J. E. Moore
    Review Article
  • Topology and collective phenomena give quantum materials emergent functions that provide a platform for developing next-generation quantum technologies, as surveyed in this Review.

    • Yoshinori Tokura
    • Masashi Kawasaki
    • Naoto Nagaosa
    Review Article
  • Dark matter could decay into conventional particles leaving behind specific signatures in the gamma rays and cosmic rays. Astronomical observations are used to search for these elusive dark matter footprints.

    • Jan Conrad
    • Olaf Reimer
    Review Article
  • Neutrinos from deep space can be used as astronomical messengers, providing clues about the origin of cosmic rays or dark matter. The IceCube experiment is leading the way in neutrino astronomy.

    • Francis Halzen
    Review Article
  • For achieving proper safety and efficiency of future fusion power plants, low-activation materials able to withstand the extreme fusion conditions are needed. Here, the irradiation physics at play and fusion materials research is reviewed.

    • J. Knaster
    • A. Moeslang
    • T. Muroga
    Review Article