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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: Giuseppe CarleoFlatiron Institute 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: Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology | View Contributions | Ehud Altman, UC Berkeley | View Contributions | Daniel […]

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