Meystre Appointed APS Editor-In-Chief

    Date Posted: 
    Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Regents' Professor of Optical Sciences Pierre Meystre was recently appointed to be Editor-in-Chief for the American Physical Society after an exhaustive search. Pierre has served as Lead Editor of the journal Physical Review Letters since 2013, and will now take over full responsibilities in August.

    "I am honored and humbled to have been chosen to take the helm of the world's most respected physics journals," said Meystre, "and am looking forward to working with the terrific APS team of editors in continuing to serve the physics community by further expanding the quality and breadth of our publications. This is a remarkably dynamic time in the history of physics, which is witnessing impressive developments, both in its traditional areas but also at the intersection between subfields and at the boundary with other sciences -- in particular the life sciences. APS publications must remain a leader in communicating scientific progress in all these facets. At the same time, scientific publishing faces a number of challenges. We must maintain a leadership role in addressing those as well. I am eagerly anticipating working with the APS membership and international scientific community in addressing these challenges."

    "Meystre’s passion for physics made a strong impression on the committee," said APS CEO Kate Kirby. "I’m confident that his many outstanding attributes will serve APS, the journals, and their staff well."

    Meystre plans to relocate from Arizona to the Long Island area, and will be based full-time at the APS offices in Ridge, NY. In the interim, Dan Kulp will continue as Acting Editor-in-Chief of the Physical Review Journals, and the APS will seek a replacement for Meystre as Lead Editor of Physical Review Letters.

    For more on this exciting announcement, see the American Physical Society's official press release. Congratulations from all of us at OSC!