APS Editorial Office

Editor in Chief

Gene D. Sprouse

Editorial Director

Daniel T. Kulp

Physics Staff

Jessica Thomas, Editor

Jessica Thomas received her Ph.D. in physics at MIT in 2002. She held a post-doc (2003 to 2004) and later a staff position (2005 to 2006) at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the x-ray scattering group of the Condensed Matter and Materials Science Department, where she used "soft" x rays to study magnetic and orbital order in manganites. From 2006 to 2008, she worked in London and New York as part of Nature Nanotechnology's first editorial team. Jessica joined the American Physical Society in 2008 as an Assistant Editor with Physical Review Letters and to launch Physics. She became Editor of Physics in 2011. She continues to do some freelance science writing -- and the odd piece on her neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Matteo Rini, Deputy Editor

Matteo Rini received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pavia in 2002 and a Ph.D. in physics from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2003. He held a post-doc (2004 to 2008) and a scientist position (2009) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working on the ultrafast dynamics of correlated electron solids and complex materials. From 2009 to 2012, he worked at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Institute for Transuranium Elements (2009-2011) and at the Directorate for Climate Action of the European Commission (2011-2012), carrying out both research and science policy activities. Matteo joined the American Physical Society in 2012 as Deputy Editor of Physics and keeps an active interest in supporting the role of science in politics.

David Ehrenstein, Editor of Focus

David Ehrenstein was the founding Editor of Physical Review Focus, an APS web publication that existed for almost 14 years before its content became part of Physics in 2011. He received his Ph.D. in biological physics from the University of Illinois in 1994, working under Hans Frauenfelder on the physics of myoglobin and other proteins. He spent the next three years as a postdoctoral fellow studying the biophysics of the inner ear and as a part-time science writer at the National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining the APS staff, he was an intern at Science magazine, where he wrote research news and science policy articles for the magazine and the ScienceNOW web site. His prior experience also includes a summer stint in 1993 as a radio journalist for Science Update, a nationally broadcast radio program produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Katherine Wright, Contributing Editor

Katherine received her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, UK, where she studied various thin film surface phenomena in polymer, soft matter, and biological systems. During her Ph.D., Katherine spent several months working at the ExxonMobil Chemical Company research labs in Texas, and was actively involved in writing and editing for the Cambridge University science magazine BlueSci, as well as blogging for the journal Soft Matter. She went on to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany. Katherine joined the American Physical Society as an Assistant Editor with Physical Review Letters in 2013 and started writing regularly for Physics. In 2015 she joined Physics as a contributing editor.