This year we welcome to the JPhysB Editorial Board a number of new Members. Our Editorial Board Members are a vital part of the Journal, assisting with the peer review process and bringing their expertise and experience in their fields to the Journal’s management.
This year our new additions are:
- Anna Sanpera, Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona, Spain;
- Henry Chapman, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Germany;
- Yaron Silberberg, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel;
- Kaoru Yamanouchi, Tokyo University, Japan.
I talked to a number of our new Board Members and asked them to give us a quick introduction to themselves and their work. First up is Dr Anna Sanpera.
Q: Where are you based?
I am based at the University Autònoma of Barcelona as an ICREA Professor (Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies).
Q: What are your main research interests?
My main research interests are quantum information, ultracold gases, quantum optics and condensed matter.
Q: How did you come to be working in the area/what drew you to the field originally?
I have been working in many different fields ranging from high-energy physics, ultrastrong matter-light interaction, quantum optics, quantum information and condensed matter more recently. What drove me from one field to another was always curiosity and interest in what other scientists around me were doing. I like to work on very different problems and to connect one subject to another.
Q: What are you most excited about in 2015, in terms of science/research?
I am very interested in quantum technologies – that is, in determining the ultimate bounds settled by quantum physics in many research areas. Of course, I observe very closely the progress the experimental groups dealing with quantum systems are achieving. Regarding research I hope that young scientists are driven by curiosity and challenge rather than by publishing papers at any price.
Q: What are you most looking forward to in 2015, outside of your work?
To learning Polish!
We look forward to working more with Dr Sanpera and on behalf of JPhysB I would like to thank her for answering our questions. Be sure to look out for more introductions with some of our other new Board members in the coming weeks.
A selection of Dr Sanpera’s work is available to read here:
- Bound entanglement in the Jaynes–Cummings model, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 46 224002
- Atomic wave packet dynamics in finite time-dependent optical lattices, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44 065301
- The glass to superfluid transition in dirty bosons on a lattice, New J. Phys. 14 043043
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Image: Position dependent band structure of a finite optical lattice, from T Lauber et al 2011 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44 065301. Copyright IOP Publishing 2015.
Categories: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics