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Special Condensed Matter Seminar "PRL at 60+: You have your physics results, now what?"

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Thursday, December 12, 2019
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11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Sami Mitra (APS, Physical Review Letters)
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Condensed Matter Seminar

In a talk that I am hoping will quickly morph into a free-flowing Q and A session, I will discuss the role that journals in general and PRL in particular play in disseminating your physics results. The process is a cascading sequence that entails interacting with journal editors, referees, conference chairs, journalists, department chairs, deans, funding agencies, and others. The tools, however, have changed in recent years; the arrival of social media, search engines, and electronic repositories have us in a state of flux. PRL published its first paper 60 (plus 1) years ago. Let's look back and forward.

Samindranath (Sami) grew up in Kolkata and Delhi, and received his Ph.D. at Indiana University (Bloomington) in 1994 on theoretical aspects of the quantum Hall effect. After working on chemical physics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, he joined Physical Review Letters. Among his other responsibilities are papers on transport properties in semiconductors, 2D materials, and mesoscopic systems.

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