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2017 Featured Story #4: American Physical Society appoints Michael Thoennessen as new Editor in Chief

Michael Thoennessen appointed new APS Editor in Chief

The American Physical Society has announced that nuclear physicist Michael Thoennessen has been selected to become APS Editor in Chief at the end of August 2017. He is currently Associate Director for User Relations of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and University Distinguished Professor of Physics at MSU. He was appointed following a vote of the APS Board of Directors on 16 June 2017.

The APS Editor in Chief is responsible for all APS peer-reviewed research journals. Thoennessen assumes the position on 01 September 2017. An APS Fellow, he served as supervisory editor of Nuclear Physics A from 2004 to 2016, and received the Physical Review Outstanding Referee Award in 2013.

For additional information, see the APS announcement of Prof. Thoennessen's appointment or this MSU Today article.