New CQG focus issue on Advanced Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors, P. Shawhan and M.-A. Bizouard Editors

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to present this focus issue which brings together articles on the new generation of gravitational wave detectors.

http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/page/Focus%20issue%20on%20Advanced%20interferometric%20gravitational%20wave%20detectors

The quest to detect gravitational waves directly has accelerated in the past decade with the successful operation of a first generation of large interferometric detectors. The lessons learned from the first-generation detectors fed into the design of advanced detectors which are now being constructed and commissioned and will soon begin collecting data. Higher laser power, sophisticated mirror suspensions and numerous other improvements will extend the distance reach of the detectors by an order of magnitude and finally record the tiny gravitational-wave signals traversing Earth. This focus issue examines the advanced techniques and detectors currently being assembled, tested and prepared.

Currently, the focus issue features articles from the GEO600 and KAGRA collaborations. Articles from the Advanced Virgo and Advanced LIGO collaborations will be added to the issue soon.

I hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments on these experiments.

Kind regards,

Ben Sheard
Publishing Editor
Classical and Quantum Gravity
IOP Publishing
iopscience.org/cqg

New CQG focus issue on Entanglement and Quantum Gravity edited by Eugenio Bianchi and Carlo Rovelli

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to present this focus issue on Entanglement and Quantum Gravity, guest edited by Eugenio Bianchi and Carlo Rovelli:

http://j.mp/1pxgJ8z

Recent years have seen a flourishing of interest in the role that entanglement entropy plays in the physics of spacetime. Insights have been obtained into the role of entanglement for the entropy for black hole thermodynamics, and new ideas have been explored connecting entanglement to holography, wormholes, to the structure itself of semiclassical spacetime and others. This special issue collects a number of articles on this topic, offering a partial overview of these new developments.

The full issue is available from IOPscience for free for the next 3 months. I hope you enjoy reading the collection.

Kind regards,

Ben Sheard
Publishing Editor
Classical and Quantum Gravity
IOP Publishing
iopscience.org/cqg

New CQG focus issue on Astrophysical Black Holes edited by David Merritt and Luciano Rezzolla

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to present this focus issue on Astrophysical Black Holes, guest edited by David Merritt and Luciano Rezzolla:

http://j.mp/180WQ6e

The issue features 10 articles which cover recent developments in the observational and theoretical understanding of black holes – both stellar mass and supermassive – as well as black holes in alternate theories of gravity. The context is astrophysical; that is: how black holes form in, and interact with, their stellar and galactic environments, and the observational consequences of that interaction.

The full issue is available from IOPscience for free for the next 3 months. I hope you will enjoy reading the articles and that they will be useful references for your future research.

Kind regards,

Ben Sheard
Publishing Editor
Classical and Quantum Gravity
IOP Publishing
iopscience.org/cqg

New CQG focus issue on Pulsar Timing Arrays edited by M A Bizouard, F Jenet, R Price and C M Will

The latest CQG focus issue is titled: ‘Pulsar Timing Arrays’ and is guest edited by M A Bizouard, F Jenet, R Price and C M Will.

Gravitational-wave detection via a pulsar timing array (PTA) is now entering the realm of practicality. This focus issue includes an overview of the field and articles describing the various detection efforts that are currently underway. Other articles in the issue discuss the potential for astrophysics and tests of general relativity using PTAs.

The full issue is available from IOPscience for free for the next 3 months.
http://j.mp/1hHdeKK

Best wishes

Adam Day
Publisher
Classical and Quantum Gravity

New CQG focus issue on Scalars and Gravity edited by David Langlois

I am very pleased to bring you this special issue on ‘Scalars and Gravity’ guest edited by David Langlois.
http://j.mp/19mB7p0

This issue presents several active directions of research where the interplay between scalar fields and gravity is essential.

The issue features articles on a range of topics including inflationary models based on scalar fields, quintessence, chameleon fields, and generalized Galileon theories.

We hope that these articles will offer offer a stimulating perspective on several recent and active research topics that mix scalar fields with gravity.

Best wishes

Adam Day
Publisher
Classical and Quantum Gravity
cqg[AT]iop.org

New CQG focus issue on Massive Gravity edited by Shinji Mukohyama

I am very pleased to bring you this focus issue on ‘Massive Gravity’ guest edited by Shinji Mukohyama.
http://j.mp/1daT1tF

The aim of the issue is to highlight some of the recent developments in massive gravity and their phenomenological implications.

We hope that these articles will be of interest and beneficial to your research.

Best wishes

Adam Day
Publisher
Classical and Quantum Gravity
cqg[AT]iop.org

CQG Focus Issue on “Higher Spins and Holography” guest edited by Per Kraus and Simon F Ross

I am very pleased to bring you this focus issue on ‘Higher Spins and Holography’ guest edited by Per Kraus and Simon F Ross. http://j.mp/100eDpc

Higher spin gravity has gained broader appeal in recent years due to its appearance in the AdS/CFT correspondence. I hope that you will find this focus issue of particular interest and encourage you to share and circulate this with your colleagues and peers.

I hope that you will publish your next paper with CQG http://bit.ly/Wut54Y and I look forward to working with you soon.

Best wishes,

Adam Day
Publisher
Classical and Quantum Gravity
cqg@iop.org

P.S. Don’t forget to read our Highlights of 2011-2012 http://bit.ly/vrrUyh selected by the Editorial Board, which are free to read until 31 December 2013.

New CQG focus issue: Applications of holography to condensed matter physics

We are very pleased to bring you this focus issue on applications of holography to condensed matter systems.

This focus issue strengthens the connections between holography and other gravitational research.

We hope that you will find this focus issue of particular interest and encourage you to share this with your colleagues and peers. The articles in the focus issue will be free to download for 3 months from the date of publication.

We hope that you will publish your next paper with CQG and look forward to working with you soon.

Best wishes,

Adam Day
Publisher
Classical and Quantum Gravity

New CQG focus issue: Tests of the weak equivalence principle

Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to bring you the latest CQG focus issue: tests of the weak equivalence principle, which is currently free to read on the CQG website.

http://j.mp/MywInA

This focus issue brings together a set of invited papers which explore the many aspects of testing the weak equivalence principle (WEP). An introductory article laying out the theoretical context is followed by articles on current laboratory experiments. Four articles describe the latest results from lunar laser ranging and binary pulsar timing, while two articles discuss progress toward testing the free fall of anti-Hydrogen. The final four articles address future experiments to be carried out in space on orbiting or sub-orbital platforms.

We hope that you will find this focus issue to be of interest. We invite you to publish your next paper with CQG and look forward to working with you soon.

Best wishes,

Clifford M Will
Clive C Speake
Guest Editors
Classical and Quantum Gravity

New focus issue on string cosmology free to read in CQG

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the new Classical and Quantum Gravity (CQG) focus issue on string cosmology is now free to read online.

http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/28/20

This issue includes 10 specially invited papers from some of the top researchers in the field.

Guest Edited by Dr Vijay Balasubramanian and Professor Paulo Moniz, the focus issue appraises recent applications of string-theoretic and string-inspired ideas to the cosmos. The articles in this issue also survey a number of potentially promising directions for the future.

With best wishes,

Adam Day
Publisher
Classical and Quantum Gravity
iopscience.org/cqg

Read the latest CQG focus section on inhomogeneous cosmological models and averaging in cosmology

CQG’s latest focus section on inhomogeneous cosmological models and averaging in cosmology is now available to read on the CQG website:

http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/28/16

The issue was edited by CQG Board Members Lars Andersson and Alan Coley.

The special section focuses on the physical state of the present universe and the problem of going beyond perturbation theory. The following topics are covered:
– a general overview and a discussion of the relevant issues;
– inhomogeneous cosmological models (including non-Copernican models);
– the current observations and physics of the universe and
– averaging and backreaction.

I would like to thank the guest editors and all of the authors and referees of the focus section for their contributions to this excellent issue of Classical and Quantum Gravity.

Yours sincerely

Adam Day
Publisher
Classical and Quantum Gravity

New focus section on cosmological perturbations in Classical and Quantum Gravity

It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the following focus section in Classical and Quantum Gravity (CQG):

Focus section on non-linear and non-Gaussian cosmological perturbations, dedicated to the memory of Lev Kofman
Guest editors: Misao Sasaki and David Wands
http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/27/12

In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of non-linear perturbations of cosmological models. This focus section will be of interest to theoretical physicists and astrophysicists alike interested in understanding and interpreting recent developments in cosmological perturbation theory and models of the early universe. The section is dedicated to the memory of Lev Kofman (1957–2009), an enthusiastic pioneer of inflationary cosmology and non-Gaussian perturbations.

This is CQG’s first ever focus section.  A focus section is a collection of specially invited papers on a subject of current interest.  Unlike other special issues, it is not based on a conference.  We are sure you will agree with the referees of the issue who reported that the contributions are timely and of a very high quality.

We take this opportunity to thank all of the authors, referees and particularly the guest editors who gave their time and expertise to create this excellent issue.

The focus section will be free to read for 6 months from date of publication.  We invite you to read the articles on the new IOPscience service!
http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/27/12

Yours sincerely,

Adam Day
Publisher
Classical and Quantum Gravity
iopscience.org/cqg

NRDA09/MICRA09 Double special issue published in Classical and Quantum Gravity

I am delighted to announce the publication of the following double special issue in Classical and Quantum Gravity:

Invited papers from Numerical Relativity and Data Analysis (NRDA) 2009,
Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam, 6 – 9 July, 2009
Guest Editors: S Husa and B Krishnan

Invited papers from Microphysics In Computational Relativistic Astrophysics (MICRA) 2009,
Niels Bohr International Academy, Copenhagen, 24 – 28 August 2009
Guest Editors: C D Ott, C Pethick and L Rezzolla

The NRDA meeting was aimed at fostering closer interactions between simulations of gravitational wave sources and the ongoing searches for gravitational wave signals.

The MICRA meeting brought together researchers in numerical modeling and physics of matter at high densities, where general relativity plays a central role.

I take this opportunity to thank all of the authors, referees and guest editors who gave their time and expertise to create this excellent issue.

The special issue will be free for 6 months from date of publication. I invite you to read the articles on the new IOPscience service!

Yours sincerely,

Adam Day
Publisher
Classical and Quantum Gravity
iopscience.org/cqg