Annalen der Physik

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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief)

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 13/79 (Physics Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1521-3889

Associated Title(s): physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters, Advanced Materials, Laser & Photonics Reviews

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-- Quantum and Hybrid Mechanical Systems - From Fundamentals to Applications
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-- Two-dimensional Materials: Electronic Structure and Many-Body Effects
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-- The Accelerating Universe
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-- Quantum Simulation
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-- Ultrafast Phenomena on the Nanoscale
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-- Dark Matter
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-- Quantum Dynamics of Nano-Structured Systems
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Annalen der Physik congratulates the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017, Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne, authors of the recent cover article “The basic physics of the binary black hole merger GW150914” by the LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration

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On decoherence in quantum gravity
Dmitriy Podolskiy and Robert Lanza

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Growth and decay of a two-dimensional oxide quasicrystal: High-temperature in situ microscopy
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High-temperature study of superconducting hydrogen and deuterium sulfide
A.P. Durajski, R. Szcz?sniak and L. Pietronero

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Discovery of atmospheric neutrino oscillations
by Takaaki Kajita
Takaaki Kajita
Takaaki Kajita, Tokyo, Japan

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory: Observation of flavor change for solar neutrinos
by Arthur B. McDonald
Arthur McDonald
Arthur B. McDonaldi, Sydney, Canada

Fascinating journeys into blue light
by Isamu Akasaki
Isamu Akasaki
Isamu Akasaki, Nagoya, Japan

Growth of GaN on sapphire via low-temperature deposited buffer layer and realization of p-type GaN by Mg doping followed by low-energy electron beam irradiation
by Hiroshi Amano
Hiroshi Amano
Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya, Japan

Background story of the invention of efficient blue InGaN light emitting diodes
by Shuji Nakamura
Shuji Nakamura
Shuji Nakamura, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

The BEH mechanism and its scalar boson
by François Englert
François Englert
François Englert, Bruxelles, Belgium

Evading the Goldstone theorem
by Peter W. Higgs
Peter W. Higgs
Peter W. Higgs, Edinburgh, UK

Controlling photons in a box and exploring the quantum to classical boundary
by Serge Haroche
Serge Haroche
Serge Haroche, Paris, France

Superposition, entanglement, and raising Schroeodinger’s cat
by David J. Wineland
David J. Wineland
David J. Wineland, Boulder, CO, USA


Protein folding – simplicity in complexity
by Milo M. Lin and Ahmed H. Zewail
Ahmed Zewail
Ahmed Zewail, Pasadena, CA, USA

Dynamical mean-field theory for correlated electrons
by D. Vollhardt
Dieter Vollhardt
Dieter Vollhardt, Augsburg, Germany