Landmark papers

This page contains a preliminary list of landmark papers suggested by group members to be discussed in Journal Club sessions. Papers are organized by chronological order. 

The asterisk (*) indicates that the paper has been selected for discussion.


General Relativity and Gravitation

Die Feldgleichungen der Gravitation, A. Einstein

Heading of The Field Equations of Gravitation, by A. Einstein, first published on November 25, 1915.

On Continued Gravitational Contraction* 
J. R. Oppenheimer and H. Snyder
Phys. Rev. 56 (1939) 445-459

An Example of a New Type of Cosmological Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations of Gravitation*
K. Gödel
Rev. Mod. Phys. 21(3) (1949) 447-450

J. A. Wheeler,
Phys. Rev. 97 (1955) 511-536

Dynamical Structure and Definition of Energy in General Relativity
R. Arnowitt, S. Deser and C. W. Misner
Phys. Rev. 116 (1959) 1322-1330

Maximal extension of Schwarzschild metric
M. D. Kruskal,
Phys. Rev. 119 (1960) 1743-1745

Pure magnetic and electric geons
M. A. Melvin
Phys. Lett. 8 (1964) 65-70

Gravitational Collapse and Space-Time Singularities*
R. Penrose
Phys. Rev. Lett. 14 (1965) 57-59

Event Horizons in Static Vacuum Space-Times*
W. Israel
Phys. Rev. 164 (1967) 1776-1779

Global Structure of the Kerr Family of Gravitational Fields
B. Carter
Phys. Rev. D 174 (1968) 1559-1571

Systems of Self-Gravitating Particles in General Relativity and the Concept of an Equation of State
R. Ruffini and S. Bonazzola
Phys. Rev. 187(5) (1969) 1767-1783

Gravitational Radiation from Colliding Black Holes*
S. W. Hawking
Phys. Rev. Lett. 26 (1971) 1344-1346

Black holes in general relativity
S. W. Hawking
Commun. Math. Phys. 25 (1972) 152-166

Black holes in Brans-Dicke
S. W. Hawking
Commun. Math. Phys. 25 (1972) 167-171

Floating Orbits, Superradiant Scattering and the Black-hole Bomb
W. H. Press and S. A. Teukolsky
Nature 238 (1972) 211-212

Mass Formula for Kerr Black Holes*
L. Smarr
Phys. Rev. Lett. 30 (1973) 71-73

Black Holes and Entropy
J. D. Bekenstein
Phys. Rev. D 7 (1973) 2333-2346

The four laws of black hole mechanics
J. M. Bardeen, B. Carter and S. W. Hawking
Commun. Math. Phys. 31 (1973) 161-170

Particle creation by black holes
S. W. Hawking
Commun. Math. Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220

Black holes and thermodynamics
S. W. Hawking
Phys. Rev. D 13 (1976) 191-197

Action integrals and partition functions in quantum gravity
G. W. Gibbons and S. W. Hawking
Phys. Rev. D 15 (1977) 2752-2756

Electromagnetic extraction of energy from Kerr black holes
R. D. Blandford and R. L. Znajek
Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 179 (1977) 433-456

Inflationary universe: A possible solution to the horizon and flatness problems
A. H. Guth
Phys. Rev. D 23(2) (1981) 347-356

Experimental Black-Hole Evaporation?
W. G. Unruh
Phys. Rev. Lett. 46 (1981) 1351-1353

Thermodynamics of Black Holes in Anti-de Sitter Space*
S. W. Hawking and D. N. Page
Commun. Math. Phys. 87 (1983) 577-588

A saddle-point solution in the Weinberg-Salam theory
F. R. Klinkhamer and N. S. Manton
Phys. Rev. D 30 (1984) 2212-2220

Wormholes in spacetime and their use for interstellar travel: A tool for teaching general relativity*
M. S. Morris and K. S. Thorne
Am. J. Phys. 56 (1988) 395-412

Universality and scaling in gravitational collapse of a massless scalar field
M. W. Choptuik
Phys. Rev. Lett. 70(1) (1993) 9-12

Information in Black Hole Radiation
D. N. Page
Phys. Rev. Lett. 71 (1993) 3743 

Spherical Photon Orbits around a Kerr Black Hole
E. Teo
Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 35 (2003) 1909-1926

Evolution of binary black-hole spacetimes*
F. Pretorius
Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005) 121101

Kerr Black Holes as Particle Accelerators to Arbitrarily High Energy
M. Bañados, J. Silk and S. M. West
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 (2009) 111102


Particle Physics

Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics
R. P. Feynman
Phys. Rev. 76 (1949) 769

Experimental Test of Parity Conservation in Beta Decay
C. S. Wu, E. Ambler, R. W. Hayward, D. D. Hoppes and R. P. Hudson
Phys. Rev. 105 (1957) 1413

Dynamical Model of Elementary Particles Based on an Analogy with Superconductivity. I
Y. Nambu and G. Jona-Lasinio
Phys. Rev. 122 (1961) 345

The Eightfold Way: A Theory of Strong Interaction Symmetry
M. Gell-Mann

Dynamical Model of Elementary Particles Based on an Analogy with Superconductivity. II
Y. Nambu and G. Jona-Lasinio
Phys. Rev. 124 (1961) 246

Broken Symmetry and the Mass of Gauge Vector Mesons
F. Englert and R. Brout
Phys. Rev. Lett. 13 (1964) 321

Broken Symmetry and the Masses of Gauge Bosons
P. W. Higgs
Phys. Rev. Lett. 13 (1964) 508

A Model of Leptons
S. Weinberg
Phys. Rev. Lett. 19 (1967) 1264

Renormalization of massless Yang-Mills fields
G. 't Hooft
Nucl. Phys. B 33 (1971) 173-199

Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena. I. Renormalization Group and the Kadanoff Scaling Picture
K. G. Wilson
Phys. Rev. B 4 (1971) 3174

Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena. II. Phase-Space Cell Analysis of Critical Behavior
K. G. Wilson
Phys. Rev. B 4 (1971) 3184

Renormalizable Lagrangians for massive Yang-Mills fields*
G. 't Hooft
Nucl. Phys. B 35 (1971) 167-188

CP-Violation in the Renormalizable Theory of Weak Interaction
M. Kobayashi and T. Maskawa
Prog. Theor. Phys. 49 (1973) 652-657

Ultraviolet Behavior of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories
D. J. Gross and F. Wilczek
Phys. Rev. Lett. 30 (1973) 1343

Reliable Perturbative Results for Strong Interactions?
H. D. Politzer
Phys. Rev. Lett. 30 (1973) 1346

Unity of All Elementary-Particle Forces*
H. Georgi and S. L. Glashow
Phys. Rev. Lett. 32 (1974) 438

Neutrino Mass and Spontaneous Parity Nonconservation
R. N. Mohapatra and G. Senjanović
Phys. Rev. Lett. 44 (1980) 912

Evidence for Oscillation of Atmospheric Neutrinos
Y. Fukuda et al. (Super-Kamiokande Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81 (1998) 1562


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