A new Gedanken-Experiment in quantum gravity [Annalen der Physik]
Exploiting Casimir/Van-der-Waals Forces to create x-rays and gamma-rays [Nature Physics]
Using graphene plasmons to engineer compact sources of x-ray [Nature Photonics]
Enabling forbidden selection rules in atomic transitions [Science]
A complete analytic quantum theory describing the emergence of shock waves of light, i.e., Cherenkov radiation [PRX]; enabling efficient conversion of electrical energy to light in graphene [Nature Communications]
Novel dynamics of light in photonic crystals [Optics Express, Nature]
Fun hard-code theory on mind-boggling physics: quantum particles that accelerate with no external force and even exhibit time dilation and length contraction [Nature Physics]; featured on the journal cover (also see commentary and article about it).
Discovering beams of light that bend themselves in free space along steep curves: new analytic solutions of Maxwell equations [PRL]
Solitonets: stochastic recurrent dynamics in complex networks [PRL]
We have introduced new theoretical concepts that we would apply to attack some of the most famous open problems in physics. One such example is the problem of radiation reaction; a topic Feynman wrestled with during his PhD work (see e.g., Feynman’s Nobel acceptance speech).