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October 2006 (Volume 15, Number 9)

Sprouse To Succeed Blume as APS Editor‑in‑Chief

Gene D. Sprouse, professor of physics at Stony Brook University , will become APS editor-in-chief early next year. He succeeds Martin Blume, who will be retiring.

Blume has served as editor-in-chief since the beginning of 1997. Sprouse will take over the position on or about March 1, 2007.

Sprouse received his PhD at Stanford in 1968, and joined the faculty at Stony Brook in 1970. He rose through the ranks to become full professor in 1979, and served as department chair from 1990 to 1996. He served as director of the Nuclear Structure Laboratory at Stony Brook from 1984 to 1987, and again from 1996 to the present. His research interests include nuclear structure, neutral atom trapping, and laser spectroscopy of radioactive atoms. He is also interested in the development of radioactive beams. Sprouse was elected an APS Fellow in 1984.

The APS editor-in-chief, one of the Society's three operating officers, oversees the editorial staff and the journal production staff associated with all of APS's research journals: The Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, and Reviews of Modern Physics. APS journals are all available online, and APS produces print versions of most of these journals (two of the Physical Review journals are online only). In addition, the Physical Review Online Archive contains every article published back to the inception of the Physical Review in 1893.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Contributing Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff

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Cherry A. Murray Elected New APS Vice President
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Sprouse To Succeed Blume as APS Editor‑in‑Chief
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