APS has selected 151 Outstanding Referees for 2021 who have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals. A full list of the Outstanding Referees is available online.
PRX Quantum has published a series of exciting, forward-looking articles in a special new category: Roadmaps. The papers focus on the outcomes of a meeting centered around the US National Quantum Initiative, and provide detail on a potential path to tackling the main challenges in the field.
PRX Quantum, the newest highly selective open access journal published by the American Physical Society (APS), has published its first Tutorial, by Martin Kliesch, University Düsseldorf and Ingo Roth, Freie Universität Berlin. This paper is the first example of the new Tutorial article type published in the Physical Review journals.
RMP Associate Editor Pierre Ramond has won the 2020 Dirac Medal. See the full announcement from .
Dietrich Belitz is a theoretical physicist working at the boundary between statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics. His principal interest has been focused on quantum many-body problems, including superconductivity, magnetism, transport processes, and quantum phase transitions.
Starting January 1, 2021, the Rapid Communications article type will be renamed to Letters. With this change, all eight Physical Review journals that had previously classified articles of the type “Rapid Communications” will adopt the practice of Physical Review Applied and now publish such articles as Letters. Learn more
PRX Quantum is sponsoring two scholarships for the focusing on quantum science. APS is sponsoring the course to better equip scientists to communicate with the public.
The 2019 APS Medal for Excellence in Physics was given to Bertrand I. Halperin. This contribution was invited in conjunction with this award. This article is an extended version of a talk given at the March 2019 meeting of the American Physical Society, summarizing the author’s work in areas linked to topological aspects of classical and quantum physics.
The American Physical Society is conducting an international search for a new Lead Editor of Physical Review Fluids. The Lead Editor will provide intellectual leadership and vision for editorial standards and policies, direct the journal, and lead its editorial board and staff of editors. Physical Review Fluids (PRFluids) is dedicated to publishing innovative research that will significantly advance the fundamental understanding of fluid dynamics. PRFluids is strongly supported by APS’s Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD), and closely interacts with the DFD Executive Committee to expand its scope into emerging research areas of fluid dynamics.
The American Physical Society is conducting an international search for a new Lead Editor of Physical Review Fluids. The Lead Editor will provide intellectual leadership and vision for editorial standards and policies, direct the journal, and lead its editorial board and staff of editors.
APS congratulates Sumantra Sarkar and Jeremy England as the recipients of the 2021 Irwin Oppenheim award for best paper by early career scientists published in Physical Review E. Their article was selected for developing a theory of the emergence of self-replication in simple chemical models, and the definition of general design principles for constructing self-replicating objects.
Sumantra Sarkar and Jeremy L. England
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced the recipients of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics, which has been awarded for discoveries about black holes, one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe. This year’s prize is awarded to Roger Penrose (University of Oxford), Reinhard Genzel (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, and University of California, Berkeley), and Andrea Ghez (University of California, Los Angeles).
Véronique Van Elewyck is an astroparticle physicist with a background in neutrino phenomenology. She has contributed to the development of detectors and methods for multi-messenger astronomy, first with the Pierre Auger Observatory, then with the Mediterranean neutrino telescopes ANTARES and KM3NeT. She has coordinated several projects promoting the potential of deep-sea neutrino telescopes for interdisciplinary science.
APS and the Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG) have finalized the terms of a strategic partnership that allows MPG authors to easily publish open access in all hybrid and gold Physical Review journals at no direct cost to authors. At the center of the collaboration is APS’s first “read and publish” pilot, covering the calendar year 2020, and building upon the long-standing relationship between APS and the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL).
In the following special collection from Physical Review Physics Education Research, authors examine and highlight racial diversity, specifically how Black physicists and people of color navigate within the physics community at large.
Mark Stiles is a theoretical condensed matter physicist who has worked on a wide range of problems especially magnetism, spintronics, and neuromorphic computing. He made particular contributions to understanding interlayer exchange coupling, exchange bias, spin-transfer torques, and spin-orbit torques.
APS has appointed Mirjam Cvetič, Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, as the Lead Editor of Physical Review D (PRD). She takes over this role from Erick Weinberg of Columbia University, who has served as PRD’s Lead Editor since September 1996. Cvetič started in her new role on March 1, 2020.
APS has selected 147 Outstanding Referees for 2020 that have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts submitted to the Physical Review journals. A full list of the Outstanding Referees is available online.
We celebrate the life of Kelvin Lynn (1948–2020). He was an Associate Editor for PRL and PRB from 1984 until 2012, while working at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Washington State University. He was part of the “gang of four” editors who helped run PRL for a year while Gene Wells was on sabbatical, during the rush of papers on high-temperature superconductivity. He was a dedicated and spirited editor, who handled countless papers over the years. Our condolences go to his family.
Dam Thanh Son is a theoretical physicist working in a wide range of problems spanning string theory, heavy-ion physics, condensed matter and atomic physics. Dam Thanh Son pioneered the application of methods of gauge/gravity duality to the physics of the quark gluon plasma. He has made important contributions to the physics of the fractional quantum Hall effect, dense nuclear matter and ultracold atomic gases.
APS congratulates the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics recipients James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology”, and Michael Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.” Read more in this .
William Collins is an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science. His personal research concerns the interactions among greenhouse gases and aerosols, the coupled climate system, and global environmental change.
We welcome Daniel Felinto (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil), who joins the editorial staff of Physical Review A as a remote Associate Editor.
Roxanne Springer has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Caltech and is currently a professor of physics at Duke University. Her research interests are effective field theories of QCD and weak interactions. She was in the chair line of the Southeastern Section of the APS from 2010-2014, on the Executive Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) from 2015-2017, and currently serves on the APS DNP Anti-harassment Committee. She is a Fellow of the APS.
Our new open access, multidisciplinary journal is now open for submissions! To allow all authors an opportunity to experience this exciting new offering, APS is pleased to waive publication charges for a promotional period, the remainder of 2019.
After 12 years of service Julian Maynard is stepping down as Associate Editor for Physical Review E. Julian was responsible for papers in a range of areas including acoustics, nonlinear waves, solid mechanics, and classical physics. We are very grateful for his contributions as an editor, for his dedicated service to the community, and his efforts on behalf of Physical Review E.
Set to open for submissions soon, the new open access journal published by APS will cover the full spectrum of research topics of interest to the physics community. Read more at .
APS has selected 143 Outstanding Referees for 2019 that have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts submitted to the Physical Review journals. A full list of the Outstanding Referees is available online.
The 2016 APS Medal for Excellence in Physics was given to Edward Witten. This contribution was invited in conjunction with this award. These original notes contain concise explanations of some key results in the axiomatic and algebraic approaches to quantum field theory, which are relevant to quantum entanglement. They serve to put the connection between quantum field theory and quantum information theory on a precise and rigorous footing.
APS congratulates the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics recipients Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems,” and Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.” Read more in this .
PhySH, APS’s physics classification scheme, is now publicly available under a Creative Commons . Created to provide a fully open, high-quality classification scheme for the entire physics community, PhySH groups concepts into a flexible hierarchy that organizes content by topics.
Lead Editor, Gordon Drake, and Managing Editor, Thomas Pattard, discuss the evolution and history of Physical Review A.
The APS has formed a committee charged with reviewing the performance of the journal Physical Review D (PRD). To inform the work of the committee we would very much appreciate receiving your help and advice. More information
Do laboratory experiments help students learn concepts? Why do so few women choose to major in physics? What is the most important skill for a high school physics teacher to develop?
The conference organizers and the editors of Physical Review are pleased to announce the program for the at Metamaterials 2018. This special session will feature four talks based on select works published in the Physical Review journals. In addition to this session, there will be a meet-and-greet event with the Physical Review editors.
The late Peter Adams, founding editor of Physical Review B (PRB), impishly used to say that the journal was created in 1970 because The Physical Review had reached its binding limit. Apocryphal as that sounds, the birth of PRB couldn’t have happened sooner because solid state physics, the core charge of the journal, would soon morph into the broader arena of condensed matter physics (CMP) and then materials physics.
APS has selected 147 Outstanding Referees for 2018 that have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts submitted to the Physical Review journals. A full list of the Outstanding Referees is available online.
Publisher Matthew Salter and Editor in Chief, Michael Thoennessen, kick off the 125th anniversary of The Physical Review and 25th anniversary of Physical Review E.
Together with the conference organizers, the editors of the Physical Review Journals are pleased to announce a special symposium of invited talks at , highlighting some of the latest works within and beyond the traditional domain of metamaterials research.
APS announces the reappointment of John Kim, University of California, Los Angeles, and Gary Leal, University of California, Santa Barbara, as co-lead editors of Physical Review Fluids. Since its launch in 2016, John and Gary have worked closely with a distinguished and diverse editorial board to publish innovative research that significantly advances the fundamental understanding of fluid dynamics.
The American Physical Society (APS) has appointed Dr. Randall Kamien, Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, as the lead editor of Reviews of Modern Physics (RMP). He takes over this role from Dr. Achim Richter, who has served as RMP’s lead editor since 2005. Dr. Kamien formerly served as an associate editor for RMP from 2006 to 2010 and begins his new role September 11, 2017.
Together with the conference organizers, the editors of Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review B, Physical Review Applied, and Physical Review Materials are pleased to announce a special symposium on August 28, dedicated to a few select works published recently in the Physical Review journals, within and beyond the traditional domain of metamaterials research.
The symposium will be followed by a meet-and-greet event with the Physical Review editors.
On July 18, 2017, APS, along with the Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), has taken an important step towards working more closely with the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) system of unique identifiers by signing the requiring the collection of ORCID iDs in their publishing processes.
Starting on July 11, APS will begin participating in the , a collaboration among scholarly publishers to make information freely available about what papers are cited by a given journal article. This information had always been available to those subscribing to the Physical Review journals, but now the citation data will be open to all.
The American Physical Society continues to support the as a MathJax Supporter.
Nuclear physicist Michael Thoennessen has been selected to become APS Editor in Chief at the end of August 2017. Currently an Associate Director of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University (MSU) in Lansing, Michigan, and University Distinguished Professor of Physics at MSU, he was appointed following a vote of the APS Board of Directors on June 16.
The first articles from Physical Review Materials (PRMaterials) are now available online and showcase the high-quality, broad-scope research in APS’s newest journal. All articles appearing in the first issue are free to read through 2017. PRMaterials provides a common publication and reference source to the expanding community of physicists, materials scientists, chemists, engineers, and researchers in related disciplines that carry out high-quality original research in materials.
Guest Editors Marcos D. Caballero, Alexis V. Knaub, and John M. Aiken
Articles appearing in this special collection will highlight the current state of the field of physics education research as it relates to quantitative methods in PER.
LIGO has published their third gravitational wave detection from an observation in early January 2017. This new detection, published in Physical Review Letters, may help vet previously established theories of how these massive mergers behave, and has already provided a new round of observational data to push forward this new kind of astronomy.
APS is now accepting submissions for Physical Review Materials, the newest member of the Physical Review family of journals. PRMaterials expands the scope of the existing APS journals beyond their current emphasis on the physics of materials and will begin publishing mid-2017.
After a thoughtful, deliberative process involving an examination of the alignment of the values of APS with the goals of the March for Science on April 22 in Washington, D.C., the APS Council Steering Committee, on behalf of the Council of Representatives, unanimously voted to endorse the march.
The editors mourn the passing of former APS President Mildred Dresselhaus.
APS has selected 150 Outstanding Referees for 2017 that have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals. A full list of the Outstanding Referees is available online.
To mark this anniversary, past Editors’ Suggestions will feature on our homepage throughout 2017, starting with the first one. Suggestions began as an experiment, and now provide a good representation of the quality work that we aim to publish. We hope you enjoy this look back.
The Editors of Physical Review Fluids announce changes to the Table of Contents.
APS has selected Dr. Hugues Chaté, a senior scientist at the CEA-Saclay, France, to serve as interim Editor of Physical Review Letters. Hugues will take over this role from Pierre Meystre, who is now the Editor in Chief for the Physical Review family of journals.
Guest Editors Janelle M. Bailey and Julia D. Plummer
Articles appearing in this special collection will highlight the current state of the field of physics education research as it relates to astronomy education research.
Pierre Meystre of the University of Arizona has been appointed Editor in Chief of the Physical Review research journals.
They say you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. At the tender age of two, PRApplied receives an official impact factor.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced the winners of its in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
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