Physical Review X Staff

Jorge Pullin

Jorge Pullin, Editor

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Presently Horace Hearne Chair in Theoretical Physics at LSU, Pullin received his Ph.D. from the Instituto Balseiro and has research interests in many aspects of gravitational physics, both classical and quantum mechanical. He is a fellow of the APS and AAAS, a member of APS Council, and has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Living Reviews in Relativity and New Journal of Physics.

Ling Miao

Ling Miao, Managing Editor

American Physical Society, Ridge, NY, USA

Ling Miao received her B.Sc. in theoretical high-energy physics from the University of Science and Technology of China and her Ph.D. in statistical physics, soft condensed matter physics, and biophysics from Simon Fraser University in Canada. She also has a strong interest in a broad range of subject areas of physics beyond those of her specialization. She was an Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Southern Denmark before joining Physical Review Letters as an editor in 2005.

Manolis Antonoyiannakis

Manolis Antonoyiannakis, Senior Assistant Editor

American Physical Society, Ridge, NY, USA

Manolis Antonoyiannakis obtained his B.Sc. in theoretical physics from Royal Holloway, University of London, his M.Sc. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Ph.D. in photonics from Imperial College London. He joined PRX in 2013, after 13 years of editorial experience at Crete University Press, Physical Review B, and most recently Physical Review Letters; and a 1.5-year stint on science policy, advising the President of the European Research Council. Aside from his PRX duties, Manolis is a bibliostatistics analyst at the APS and an adjunct researcher at Columbia University, interested in research assessment, analyzing and enhancing peer review, and science policy.


Editorial Board

David Awschalom

David Awschalom, Condensed matter physics

University of Chicago

David Awschalom is the Liew Family Professor of Spintronics and Quantum Information in the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. His group explores optical and magnetic interactions in semiconductor quantum structures, spin dynamics and coherence in condensed matter systems, macroscopic quantum phenomena in nanometer-scale magnets, and implementations of quantum information processing in the solid state. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Investigator Prize and the David Turnbull Award from the Materials Research Society, the International Magnetism Prize from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the Oliver Buckley Prize from the APS, the Europhysics Prize from the European Physical Society, and the Newcomb Cleveland Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a Fellow of the APS and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the European Academy of Sciences.

Huib Bakker

Huib J. Bakker, Chemical physics and physical chemistry

FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam

Huib Bakker is the leader of the group of ultrafast spectroscopy at AMOLF, an institute of the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) of the Dutch National Science Foundation. He is also Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam. His research work includes the nonlinear spectroscopic study of the structure and ultrafast dynamics of water interacting with ions and (bio)molecular systems and surfaces, and the study of the mechanism of proton transfer in aqueous media.

Sergio Bertolucci

Sergio Bertolucci, Experimental particle physics

CERN

Sergio Bertolucci is the Director for Research and Scientific Computing at CERN. In his career he has participated in many particle physics experiments at DESY, Fermilab and Frascati. In the past he was Vice President of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and Director of the Frascati National Lab.

Jonathan Billowes

Jonathan Billowes, Nuclear physics

University of Manchester

Jonathan Billowes is Professor of Nuclear Physics at the University of Manchester, where he heads the nuclear physics group and is also Director of Education in the Dalton Nuclear Institute. His research centers on laser spectroscopy of radioactive atoms.

Lyderic Bocquet

Lyderic Bocquet, Soft matter physics, hydrodynamics, and nanoscience

Universite Lyon-I

Lyderic Bocquet is Professor of Physics at the Condensed Matter Lab, University of Lyon, France. He works at the interface of soft condensed matter, hydrodynamics and nanoscience. He received several awards, including the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and an ERC Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.

Federico Capasso

Federico Capasso, Photonics, electronics, and devices physics

Harvard University

Federico Capasso is the Robert Wallace Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University. His research group covers a broad range of topics spanning several topical areas: quantum cascade lasers, plasmonics, photonics, metamaterials and the Casimir effect. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the King Faisal International Prize for Science, the APS Schawlow Prize in laser science and 2001 Robert Wood Prize of the Optical Society of America. He is a Fellow of the APS and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering.

Marcela Carena

Marcela Carena, Theoretical particle physics

Fermilab/University of Chicago

Marcela Carena conducts research in theoretical particle physics at Fermilab and also at the Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago. She was a Marie Curie and Humboldt Fellow. She is a member of the board of the Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Colorado and the chair of the advisory board of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is also an APS fellow and a member of the APS council and executive board.

Hong Ding

Hong Ding, Condensed matter physics

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hong Ding is Distinguished Professor and Chief Scientist in the Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics at the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His group carries out cutting-edge experimental research in high-Tc superconductors.

George F. R. Ellis

George F. R. Ellis, Astrophysics, gravitational physics, and cosmology

University of Cape Town

George F. R. Ellis is Emeritus Professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and his main area of research is cosmology. A winner of the Templeton prize, he is a former president of the International Society on General Relativity and the International Society for Science and Religion. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK).

Nader Engheta

Nader Engheta, Optics, electrodynamics, metamaterials, and plasmonics

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Nader Engheta is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His current research activities span a broad range of areas including metamaterials and plasmonics, nanophotonics, bio-inspired imaging, miniaturized antennas and nanoantennas, polarization vision, and physics of fields and waves phenomena. He was selected by the Scientific American Magazine as one of the 50 Leaders in Science and Technology in 2006, and he has received numerous awards, including NSF Presidential Young Investigator award, the 2008 George H. Heilmeier Award for Excellence in Research, the Fulbright Naples Chair Award, the UPS Foundation Distinguished Educator term Chair, and the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, and IEEE.

Theo Geisel

Theo Geisel, Nonlinear dynamics, biological physics, and physics of complex systems

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, University of Göttingen, and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen, Germany

Theo Geisel is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Göttingen. He founded and heads the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen. His research focuses on nonlinear dynamics, biological and complex systems. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and is the recipient of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize and the Gentner-Kastler Prize of the French and German Physical Societies.

Taek-jip Ha

Taek-jip Ha, Biological physics

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Taek-jip Ha is Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he co-directs the Center for the Physics of Living Cells. His research concentrates on the use of physical concepts and experimental techniques, in particular, single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy as well as magnetic and optical tweezers, to understand fundamental questions in molecular biology. He has received the Michael and Kate Barany Award from the Biophysical Society, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Xerox Research Award. He is a Fellow of the APS.

Ryugo S. Hayano

Ryugo S. Hayano, Nuclear and atomic physics

The University of Tokyo

Ryugo S. Hayano is Professor of Physics at the University of Tokyo. His group focuses on precision spectroscopy of exotic atoms and nuclei including antiprotonic helium, pionic, and kaonic atoms. He is the recipient of the 2008 Nishina Memorial Prize and the 2009 Chunichi cultural prize.

Anthony M. Johnson

Anthony M. Johnson, Ultrafast optics, and optoelectronics

University of Maryland at Baltimore County

Anthony M. Johnson directs the Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research and is Professor of Physics and Computer Science & Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). His main research interests are in ultrafast optical and optoelectronic phenomena. He is a former President of the Optical Society of America and a past Editor-in-Chief of Optics Letters. He is a Fellow of the APS, OSA, IEEE, AAAS, and the National Society of Black Physicists. He is currently a member of the APS Council representing the Division of Laser Science.

Barbara A. Jones

Barbara A. Jones, Condensed matter physics

IBM Almaden Research Center

Barbara A. Jones is a research staff member at IBM Almaden Research Center, where she leads the theoretical and computational physics group. Her research concentrates on systems of strongly correlated electrons and on quantum magnetism. She was a recipient of the 2001 Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award. She is a Fellow of the APS, and is currently the Vice Chair of the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics.

Sir Peter Knight

Sir Peter Knight, Quantum optics and information

Kavli Royal Society International Centre

Sir Peter Knight is Professor of Quantum Optics at Imperial College London and the first Principal of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre. A past President of the Optical Society of America, he was the recipient of the Frederic Ives Medal in 2008, and the Royal Medal in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK).

Juan C. Lasheras

Juan C. Lasheras, Fluid dynamics

University of California, San Diego

Juan C. Lasheras is the Stanford and Beverly Penner Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Director of the Center for Medical Devices and Instrumentation at the University of California at San Diego. His research is on biomedical applications of fluid dynamics including drug delivery systems, vascular hydrodynamics and several processes concerning cell migration. He was a recipient of the 1990 F. N. Frenkiel Award for Fluid Dynamics of the APS, and is a Fellow of the APS, a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering in Spain, and a former Guggenheim Fellow.

Stanislas Leibler

Stanislas Leibler, Systems biology and biological physics

The Rockefeller University and Princeton University

Stanislas Leibler is Professor at the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Gladys T. Perkin Professor at The Rockefeller University, where he heads the Laboratory of Living Matter. The laboratory develops theoretical and experimental methods for the study of the collective behavior of biomolecules, cells and organisms.

Ernesto Marinero

Ernesto Marinero, Nanomaterials and Industrial physics

Purdue University

Ernesto Marinero is a Professor of Engineering Practice at Purdue University. He holds joint appointments at the Schools of Chemical and Materials Engineering. The physical understanding of the correlation of structure-property relationships to engineer materials properties and device functionality has been the underpinning of his research career in industry. At Purdue University, Marinero’s research program will focus on nanomaterials and devices for applications in bio-sensing and energy generation and storage. He is an experimentalist whose multi-disciplinary research projects have spanned diverse fields such as Chemical Physics, Materials Science, Semiconductor Physics, Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials and Thin Films, Laser Physics and Picosecond Phenomena, Laser-Materials Processing, Magnetism, Surface Science and Nanoscale Sensor Device Physics and Fabrication. He holds numerous patents in the USA (50 granted and 15 pending), Asia (32) and Europe (15) patents. His inventions have been utilized in IBM’s and Hitachi’s products.

Margaret Murnane

Margaret Murnane, Atomic and molecular physics

University of Colorado

Margaret Murnane is Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Fellow of JILA. Her research group concentrates on ultrafast optical and x-ray science. She is a winner of the Maria Goepper-Meyer Award of the APS, and a Fellow of the APS and the Optical Society of America. She is also a MacArthur Fellow and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Stewart C. Prager

Stewart C. Prager, Plasma physics

Princeton University

Stewart C. Prager is the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton, and Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on basic plasma physics, fusion energy, and plasma astrophysics. He was a recipient of the 2008 American Physical Society's Dawson Prize for Excellence in Plasma Physics. He is a Fellow of the APS and has served as Chair of DOE's Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee, Chair of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, and President of the University Fusion Association.

Sergio M. Rezende

Sergio M. Rezende, Condensed matter physics

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

Sergio M. Rezende is Professor of Physics at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, where he conducts research in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics. He is a former Minister of Science of Brazil. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Science, a winner of the Great Cross of Education and Great Cross of the Order of Science of Brazil, and a Fellow of the Academy of Science for the Developing Countries.

Steven Schiff

Steven Schiff, Neural Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Steven J. Schiff, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering and Director of the Penn State Center for Neural Engineering, is a faculty member in the Departments of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Neurosurgery and Physics. A pediatric neurosurgeon, he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been listed in the Consumer’s Research Council of America’s guides to top physicians and surgeons. His research interests include control theory and engineering applied to dynamical diseases of the brain, as well as the control of neonatal sepsis and postinfectious hydrocephalus in the developing world.

Bernard Schutz

Bernard Schutz, Astrophysics, gravitational physics, and cosmology

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany

Bernard Schutz is a director at the Albert Einstein Institute of the Max Planck Society in Potsdam, Germany. He is the principal investigator responsible for data analysis for the GEO 6000 gravitational wave detector collaboration. He is a member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina and the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Uppsala. He is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics (UK).

Todd Squires

Todd Squires, Fluid dynamics

University of California, Santa Barbara

Todd Squires is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research concentrates on microscale fluid mechanics, soft matter and rheology, and transport science. He is the recipient of the 2008 Beckman Young Investigator Award, the 2009 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and the 2009 Francois Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanics of APS.

Howard Wiseman

Howard Wiseman, Quantum information, open quantum systems, quantum foundations

Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Howard Wiseman is a Professor of Physics and Director of the Centre for Quantum Dynamics at Griffith University, Australia. He is a quantum theorist, researching quantum information, measurement, control, and foundations. He has won the Bragg Medal of the Australian Institute of Physics, the Pawsey Medal of the Australian Academy of Science and the Malcolm Macintosh Medal (Prime Minister’s Science Awards). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and of the American Physical Society.

Jin-long Yang

Jin-long Yang, Computational condensed matter physics, computational materials physics, and quantum chemistry

University of Science and Technology of China

Jin-long Yang is the Executive Dean of the School of Chemistry and Materials Science at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Head of the Division of Theoretical and Computational Science at Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale (HFNL). His group does research in computational condensed matter physics, computational materials physics, and quantum chemistry.

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