Matthew Chalmers did his PhD on the ALEPH experiment at CERN’s LEP collider in the late 1990s. Following an MSc in science communication, he was features editor of Physics World for five years and since 2008 he has worked independently as a contributing editor to Nature, Physics World and numerous other titles, in addition to being a consultant for New Scientist and editor of ESRFnews. Having written extensively on high-energy physics for 15 years, he joined the Courier in May 2016.
Production Editor – print and web
Lisa Gibson joined IOP Publishing in 2002 and after working in journals production for many years is now responsible for production of both the print and web editions of the CERN Courier, including layout and sub-editing. She has a degree in English from the University of the West of England.
John Swain compiles the Sciencewatch page from his base at Northeastern University in Boston. He received undergraduate degrees in physics and computer science from the University of Toronto, followed by a PhD from Toronto on research at DESY. He later joined the L3 experiment at CERN. Now a faculty member at Northeastern, he works on the CMS experiment at the LHC and the Pierre Auger Observatory, as well as on a range of theoretical topics.
Marc Türler has been compiling Astrowatch since May 2003. He has a master's in physics and a PhD in science (astronomy and astrophysics), both obtained at the University of Geneva. He works as a scientist at the ISDC Data Centre for Astrophysics attached to the Observatory of the University of Geneva. Since 2014, he is also affiliated to the University of Zurich working part-time as the administrator of CHIPP, the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics.
Peggie Rimmer compiles the Archive page and occasionally writes book reviews for the CERN Courier. After obtaining undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Liverpool, she took a doctorate in nuclear physics from the University of Oxford and spent some time there as a Research Fellow. She joined CERN in 1970, specializing in on-line computing. Peggie retired in 2005.
Virginia Greco has a Master’s degree in electronic engineering and a PhD in physics, and is a journalist. Besides conducting research in electronics and physics, she regularly carries out science-communication and outreach activities. She is a Marie Curie fellow at CERN and is Books Editor for the CERN Courier.
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