APS and The University of Arizona Jointly Announce Appointment of Pierre Meystre as Lead Editor, PRL (June 13, 2013)
Ridge, NY, 13 June 2013 — The American Physical Society (APS) and the University of Arizona (UA) are very pleased to announce that Pierre Meystre, UA Regents’ Professor of Physics and of Optical Sciences, has been appointed Lead Editor of Physical Review Letters (PRL). Meystre succeeds Jack Sandweiss (Yale), who has held the position for 25 years, to lead the preeminent international letters journal in all areas of physics. "Pierre Meystre had every qualification that we were looking for in a new leader for PRL. His vision for the future of the journal was particularly compelling.” said Ulrich Heinz (The Ohio State University), chair of the search committee.
Meystre will begin as the PRL Lead Editor on 1 July 2013. In his letter to the search committee, Meystre stated: "Physical Review Letters is, in my opinion, the greatest physics journal. It is absolutely essential that this position be maintained and strengthened going forward in the face of a number of complex but interesting challenges."
"We are fortunate that Dr. Meystre will be leading PRL into the future," said Gene Sprouse, APS Editor in Chief. "His prior involvement with PRL and his strong editorial experience is very compelling. We look forward to Dr. Meystre following Jack Sandweiss as an inspirational leader for the journal."
Meystre is an APS Fellow and an Outstanding Referee of the Physical Review journals. He received his Ph.D. from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland. At UA, he is Director of the B2 Institute at Biosphere 2 and also Director of the Arizona Center for STEM Teachers. He joined the UA in 1986 as a professor of optical sciences and was Head of the UA Department of Physics from 2005 to 2007.
--Contact: Amy Halsted, Special Assistant to the Editor in Chief, email@example.com, 631-591-4232.
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