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Uwe Täuber Selected as Lead Editor for Physical Review E

January 11, 2021

APS has selected Uwe Täuber, Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics at Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech), as the new Lead Editor of Physical Review E. He started his tenure at the journal on January 1, taking over from the previous editor, Eli Ben-Naim (Los Alamos National Laboratory), who served in the position from 2012 to 2020.

“I am looking forward to working with Uwe in his new role as Lead Editor of Physical Review E. His broad background and experience will be invaluable in guiding the journal in the future," said APS Editor in Chief Michael Thoennessen. "Uwe replaces Eli Ben-Naim who has served expertly in this role for more than eight years and I would like to thank him for his great commitment and dedication to the journal.”

Täuber, an APS Fellow, received his doctoral degree from the Technical University of Munich in 1992 with a dissertation entitled "Coexistence anomalies in the dynamics of isotropic systems." After postdoctoral research at Harvard University and Oxford University, he joined the faculty of the physics department at Virginia Tech in 1998. Täuber was appointed Director of the Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics in 2016.

Uwe Taeuber

Uwe Täuber

"I am honored and thrilled to assume the position of Lead Editor for Physical Review E during a time when scientific publishing is experiencing tremendous and challenging changes, with more unexpected developments likely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Täuber. "Physical Review E is a truly interdisciplinary journal whose profile extends well beyond the traditional physics realm to a broad research community in science and engineering. I look forward to collaborating with the journal’s exceptional, dedicated staff and editorial board, as well as the American Physical Society’s leadership to maintain the journal's eminent quality and reputation. With its many excellent authors and indispensable referees, we shall succeed in further enhancing its scientific standing and global reach.”

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