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Physics Department Special Event - Sigma Pi Sigma Induction Ceremony - Prof. Frank A. Narducci, Naval Postgraduate School, Dept of Physics, Associate Editor: Physical Review A, Associate Editor: Physical Review Letters - Via Zoom

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6:30 pm
Floor/Room #: 
via Zoom

In this talk, I will discuss the general editorial process that leads to the publication (or rejection) of a manuscript submitted to Physical Review Letters/The Physical Review. In a humorous atmosphere, I’ll present the “dos and don’ts” associated with publishing in the APS journals, starting from the initial submission to our appeals process. Statistics associated with the journal will be presented (but kept to a minimum!) Finally, I’ll present some of our recent initiatives.

 Short Bio:

Prof. Narducci graduated with top honors in both physics and math from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa in 1989. He then went to the University of Rochester to earn a Masters of Arts in 1991 and a Ph.D. in 1996. The late Prof. Leonard Mandel supervised his Ph.D. dissertation, entitled Photon correlations in single and multi-atoms systems.

Upon completion of his degree, he joined the Naval Air Systems Command as a staff physicist establishing his own research team to investigate effects in various atomic systems, including cold atom and warm cells. He served as a program manager for the Office of Naval Research from 2000-2003. He was elected a NavAir Associate Fellow in 2006 and a full NavAir Fellow in 2012. He won the Dolores Etter Award for Top Navy Scientist (Individual) in 2013 and become the Senior Science and Technology Manager: Position, Navigation and TimeKeeping. He joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in July 2017. He continues his research while teaching.

Also, "on the side", he has served as Associate Editor for Physical Review A (currently the longest serving editor) and Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters. He has also guest edited a special issue of the Journal of Modern Optics for the last 10 or so years devoted to the Proceedings of the Conference of The Physics of Quantum Electronics.


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