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18 December 2019

Professor of Theoretical Physics Mairi Sakellariadou appointed Editor-in-Chief of leading academic journal

Mairi Sakellariadou, Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of General Relativity and Gravitation, a leading peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Professor Mairi Sakellariadou
Professor Mairi Sakellariadou

Mairi’s research interests at King’s lie in theoretical physics and cosmology, with emphasis on the physics of the early universe. An active participant of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Mairi’s recent research has focused on using gravitational waves to learn about the large-scale structure of the universe, constrain particle physics models beyond the Standard Model and test modified gravity scenarios and quantum gravity proposals.

Mairi’s appointment heralds a milestone in the history of General Relativity and Gravitation, as the journal’s first female Editor-in-Chief.  The journal will also be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2020 under the leadership of Mairi and Professor Pablo Laguna of the Georgia Institute of Technology. On her nomination and appointment, Mairi commented;

I am honoured by this nomination and am very enthusiastic to be taking up this challenging task. In collaboration with the editorial team, I aim to strengthen the journal in terms of publications and widening its horizons.

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