APS News

Lead Editor Selected for Physical Review Research

April 29, 2019

APS has appointed Nicola Spaldin of ETH Zürich, Switzerland as Lead Editor of Physical Review Research, the new fully open access, multidisciplinary APS journal launching later this year. 

Spaldin is the Professor of Materials Theory at the ETH Zürich, which she joined following a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Berkeley, postdoctoral work in Applied Physics at Yale University, and a Professorship in the Materials Department at UC Santa Barbara. In her research, she develops and applies electronic structure methods to understand and design materials with coupled and competing electronic, magnetic and structural instabilities. 

Her honors include the APS McGroddy Prize for New Materials and the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award. She is is a Fellow of the APS, a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering. 

“It's clear that the scientific publishing landscape is evolving rapidly, and I think it's essential that society publishers take the lead in exploring new models and in ensuring high editorial standards,” says Spaldin. “I'm excited about the multi- and interdisciplinary focus of Physical Review Research and hope that it will provide a home for physicists and friends that didn't previously feel that they belonged in the Physical Review family.”

Physical Review Research will soon be announcing additional appointments of Editors and Editorial Board members as it continues to build a diverse and global team to cover the journal’s topical breadth and geographic range.

To learn more about the new journal visit the journal homepage and follow @PhysRevResearch on Twitter. 

Nicola Spaldin
PRResearch

News Update Archive

View Archive


APS News

Read Current Issue


Recent News Update
Celebrating Leaders in Physics Teacher Preparation
Nine colleges and universities received top honors for preparing highly qualified high school physics teachers.
2022 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research Awarded to Elliott Lieb
Princeton University physicist to receive top APS honor
Preview: 39th Annual Gallery of Fluid Motion
This week, researchers studying the physics of fluids will meet in Phoenix for the 74th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD).
Spring 2022 APS Prizes and Awards Recipients
APS has announced the Society’s Spring 2022 prize and award recipients.
Next-Generation Fellowship Supports Diverse Voices within Nuclear Weapons Policy Field
Applications for a new cohort of Next-Generation Fellows closes November 30, 2021.
2021 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Research in Complex Systems
The Royal Swedish Academy has announced the recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics.