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.

IJMPD: Gravitational Wave Detection and Fundamental Physics in Space

Dear Colleagues,

International Journal of Modern Physics D has published a new special issue on Gravitational Wave Detection and Fundamental Physics in Space [IJMPD Vol. 22, No. 1 (2013)].

Web address: http://www.worldscientific.com/toc/ijmpd/22/01
Visit and register with World Scientific website today to read the full text of these articles.

With best wishes,
Chee-Hok Lim

Publishing Editor
International Journal of Modern Physics D
email: ijmpd[AT]wspc.com

IJMPD Special Issue: 2012 Gravity Research Foundation (GRF) Essays

Dear Colleagues,

International Journal of Modern Physics D (IJMPD) takes great pleasure to announce that the 2012 Gravity Research Foundation (GRF) Essays are now published in the Special Issue: IJMPD Vol. 21, No. 11 (2012) http://www.worldscientific.com/toc/ijmpd/21/11

The contents, including the award-winning essays, selected honorable mention essays and invited papers, are free to read until May 2013.

If you find the articles to be of particular interest, we hope that you will circulate them with your colleagues and peers. We also welcome any comments and suggestions from you.

With best wishes,
Chee-Hok Lim

Publishing Editor
International Journal of Modern Physics D
email: ijmpd[AT]wspc.com

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

Invited papers from GR19 now free-to-read in Classical and Quantum Gravity

Selected articles from the 19th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR19) are now published and free-to-read in Classical and Quantum Gravity (CQG). I invite you to browse the collection: http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/28/11

The GR19 conference covered all of the broad range of subjects in the scope of CQG. Hyperspace readers are therefore certain to find high quality work in the issue relevant to their own interests.

I take this opportunity to thank all authors, referees and particularly the guest editors, Profs D Marolf and D Sudarsky for all of their hard work which contributed to making this outstanding special issue possible.

Yours sincerely

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

Read the 2010 CERN Winter School in Classical & Quantum Gravity

As a researcher with an interest in gravitational physics, we invite you to read the latest Classical & Quantum Gravity special section ‘Lectures from the CERN Winter School on Strings, Supergravity and Gauge Theory, CERN, 25 – 29 January 2010′.

The articles included within the special section are free to read online until 18 April 2011, and can be accessed by visiting http://herald.iop.org/link/4003

Please feel free to pass this message on to friends and colleagues.

Yours sincerely,

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

Read the Classical & Quantum Gravity GWDAW-14 Special Issue

You may be interested in reading the Classical & Quantum Gravity special issue featuring selected articles from the ‘The 14th Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop’ (GWDAW-14), Rome, Italy, 26 – 29 January 2010.

The articles included within the special issue are free to read online until 22 March 2011, and can be accessed by visiting http://herald.iop.org/link/4002

You may also be interested to know that Journal of Physics Conference Series, the open access conference proceedings publication, has publish additional papers from this conference http://herald.iop.org/link/4004

Please feel free to mention this special issue to friends and colleagues.

Yours sincerely,

Adam Day
Publisher, Classical and Quantum Gravity
cqg@iop.org
www.iopscience.org/cqg

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CQG Highlights of 2009

The collection of Classical & Quantum Gravity’s Highlights of 2008–2009 is still free to read until 01 November 2010, and can be accessed through the following link: http://herald.iop.org/link/4001

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