PRL ON THE COVER
April 27, 2022
Artistic rendition of relevant interactions for tau lepton appearance from high-energy neutrino interactions (in the rectangular inset). The envisaged ice and water Cherenkov detectors are represented on the center left, while Earth-skimming and space-based observatories are shown on the center right.
Image credit: Jackapan Pairin
A. Garcia Soto, P. Zhelnin, I. Safa, and C. A. Argüelles
Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 171101 (2022)
RMP ON THE COVER
February 28, 2022
The rapid increase in renewable energy production facilities, domestic installations injecting energy back onto the grid, and the surge in electric vehicle adoption and associated high voltage charging stations are all placing unprecedented demands on the electric power grid. This article summarizes the physics that can inform the design and operation principles for future compliant power grids. The authors show that mathematically modeling grids as coupled nonlinear dynamical systems and networks, and utilizing concepts from statistical physics and graph theory provide a comprehensive framework to understanding and controlling their collective behavior as a system of many interacting units. The article covers key topics including the synchronization dynamics and structural stability of power grids as well as methods to control dynamics and mitigate cascades of failures and large-scale blackouts.
Dirk Witthaut et al.
Rev. Mod. Phys. 94, 015005 (2022)