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Symmetries without an inverse: An illustration through the 1+1-D Ising model

Majorana chain and Ising model — (non-invertible) translations, anomalies, and emanant symmetries Authors: Nathan Seiberg and Shu-Heng Shao arXiv:2307.02534; DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2307.02534 Recommended with a commentary by T. Senthil , Massachusetts Institute of Technology |View Commentary (pdf)| This commentary may be cited as: DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_February_2024_03

Anomalous Hall Crystals or Moiré Chern Insulators? Spontaneous versus explicit translational symmetry breaking in graphene pentalayers

1. Theory of fractional quantum anomalous Hall phases in pentalayer rhombohedral graphene moiré structures Authors: Zhihuan Dong, Adarsh S. Patri, and T. Senthil arXiv:2311.03445; DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2311.03445 2. Fractional quantum anomalous Hall effects in rhombohedral multilayer graphene in the moiréless limit and in Coulomb imprinted superlattice Authors: Boran Zhou, Hui Yang, and Ya-Hui Zhang arXiv:2311.04217; DOI: […]

A gate-tunable moiré Kondo lattice

Gate-tunable heavy fermions in a moiré Kondo lattice Authors: Wenjin Zhao, Bowen Shen, Zui Tao, Zhongdong Han, Kaifei Kang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Kin Fai Mak, and Jie Shan arXiv:2211.00263; DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2211.00263 Recommended with a commentary by T. Senthil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology |View Commentary (pdf)| This commentary may be cited as: DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_December_2022_02

New transport experiments in strange metals

1. Quantum-critical continuum in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene Authors: Alexandre Jaoui, Ipsita Das, Giorgio Di Battista, Jaime Díez-Mérida, Xiaobo Lu, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Hiroaki Ishizuka, Leonid Levitov, and Dmitri K. Efetov arXiv:2108.07753 2. Incoherent transport across the strange metal regime of highly overdoped cuprates Authors: J. Ayres, M. Berben, M. Čulo, Y.-T. Hsu, E. […]

What drives superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene?

1. The interplay of insulating and superconducting orders in magic-angle graphene bilayers Authors: Petr Stepanov, Ipsita Das, Xiaobo Lu, Ali Fahimniya, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Frank H. L. Koppens, Johannes Lischner, Leonid Levitov, and Dmitri K. Efetov arXiv:1911.09198 2. Decoupling superconductivity and correlated insulators in twisted bilayer graphene Authors: Yu Saito, Jingyuan Ge, Kenji Watanabe, […]

Phase diagram of the triangular lattice Hubbard model

Observation of a chiral spin liquid phase of the Hubbard model on the triangular lattice: a density matrix renormalization group study Authors: Aaron Szasz, Johannes Motruk, Michael P. Zaletel, Joel E. Moore arXiv:1808.00463 Recommended with a commentary by T. Senthil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology |View Commentary (pdf)| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_March_2019_02

Electronic bands of twisted graphene layers

1. Origin of Mott Insulating Behavior and Superconductivity in Twisted Bilayer Graphene Authors: Hoi Chun Po, Liujun Zou, Ashvin Vishwanath, and T. Senthil arXiv:1803.09742, Phys. Rev. X 8, 031089 (2018) 2. Symmetry, Maximally Localized Wannier States, and a Low-Energy Model for Twisted Bilayer Graphene Narrow Bands Authors: Jian Kang and Oskar Vafek arXiv:1805.04918, Phys. Rev. […]

A possible quantum spin liquid in a spin-orbital entangled 2d magnet

Spin-Orbital Entangled Quantum Liquid on Honeycomb Lattice Authors: K. Kitagawa, T. Takayama, Y. Matsumoto, A. Kato, R. Takano , Y. Kishimoto, S. Bette, R. Dinnebie, G. Jackeli, and H. Takagi H. Takagi, KITP talk, Aug 2017 Recommended with a commentary by Patrick A. Lee and T. Senthil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_November_2017_02 […]

Composite fermions meet Dirac

1.Is the composite fermion a Dirac particle? Authors:Dam Thanh Son. arXiv:1502.03446(2015) 2.Dual Dirac liquid on the surface of the electron topological insulator. Authors:Chong Wang and T. Senthil. arXiv:1505.05141(2015) 3.Particle-vortex duality of 2D Dirac fermion from electric-magnetic duality of 3D topological insulators. Authors:Max A. Metlitski and Ashvin Vishwanath. arXiv:1505.05142(2015) 4.Half-filled Landau level, topological insulator surfaces, and […]

Superconducting instabilities of quantum critical metals

Are non-Fermi-liquids stable to Cooper pairing? Authors: Max A. Metlitski, David F. Mross, Subir Sachdev, T. Senthil. arXiv:1403.3694(2014) Recommended with a commentary by Leon Balents, KITP, UCSB. |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_May_2014_01

Fractionalized two-dimensional states on surfaces of three dimensional topological insulators

1. A Time-Reversal Invariant Topological Phase at the Surface of a 3D Topological Insulator Authors: Parsa Bonderson, Chetan Nayak, Xiao-Liang Qi J. Stat. Mech. (2013) P09016 2. Gapped Symmetry Preserving Surface-State for the Electron Topological Insulator Authors: Chong Wang, Andrew C. Potter, T. Senthil Phys. Rev. B 88, 115137 (2013), arXiv:1306.3223 3. Symmetry Enforced Non-Abelian […]


1. Physics of three dimensional bosonic topological insulators: Surface Deconfined Criticality and Quantized Magnetoelectric Effect. Authors: Ashvin Vishwanath, T. Senthil, arXiv:1209.3058. 2. Three dimensional Symmetry Protected Topological Phase close to Antiferromagnetic Neel order. Author: Cenke Xu, arXiv:1209.4399. Recommended and a Commentary by M.P.A. Fisher, UC Santa Barbara | View Commentary (pdf) |. DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_February_2013_01

More or different? Exploring analogs of the cuprates in other oxides

1. Pseudogap of metallic layered nickelate R2-xSrxNiO4 (R=Nd, Eu) crystals measured using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy Authors: M. Uchida, K. Ishizaka, P. Hansmann, Y. Kaneko, Y. Ishida, X. Yang, R. Kumai, A. Toschi, Y. Onose, R. Arita, K. Hel, O. K. Andersen, S.Shin, Y. Tokura arXiv:1012.5516 2. Phase-Sensitive Observation of a Spin-Orbital Mott State in Sr2IrO4 Authors: B. […]

Recent Progress in non-Fermi Liquid Theory in Two Dimensions

1. Low-energy effective theory of Fermi surface coupled with U (1) gauge field in 2+1 dimensions Author: Sung-Sik Lee Phys. Rev. B 80, 165102 (2009) 2. Quantum phase transition of metals in two spatial dimensions. I. Ising-nematic order Authors: Max Metlitski and Subir Sachdev Phys. Rev. B 82, 075127 (2010) 3. A Controlled Expansion for […]

Organizers, Advisory Committee, and Correspondents in the last two years

Organizers: Alexander GrosbergNew York University Chandra M. Varma, Chief organizerEmeritus, University of California, Riverside Advisory Committee: Paul Chaikin, NYU Steven Girvin, Yale University Andrew Millis, Columbia University Correspondents in the last two years: Daniel F. Agterberg , University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee | View Contributions | Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology | View Contributions […]

Quantum criticality beyond the Landau-Ginsburg-Wilson paradigm

Authors: T. Senthil, L. Balents, S. Sachdev , A. Vishwanath, and M. P. A. Fisher Physical Review B 70, 144407 (2004) Recommended and Commentary by Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University. | View Commentary (pdf) | (JCCM_Apr05_02)

Quantum Phase Transitions out of the Heavy Fermi liquid

Authors: T. Senthil, S. Sachdev and M. Vojta Recommended and a Commentary by Matthew Fisher, University of California, Santa Barbara.  | View Commentary (pdf) | JCCM_Oct04_01