JMR: Supporting Early Career Scholars in Materials Science

Journal of Materials Research (JMR) publishes an annual Issue that is devoted to early career scholars in Materials Science. The Issue provides a unique opportunity to be highlighted and promoted early in one’s research career and in order to increase attention to these papers, the issue is fully open access. 


MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize: inaugural recipient announced

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Andy Tay Kah Ping, Stanford University, has been selected to receive the inaugural MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. Andy was selected from more than 120 well-qualified applicants and nominations. He is being recognized for his combination of outstanding academic credentials, scientific publications, and science communication efforts.


Quantum materials: Where many paths converge

The arena of quantum materials, wherein quantum aspects assert themselves in behavior and properties, may be unfamiliar territory to many.


Detlef Lohse awarded APS 2017 Fluid Dynamics Prize

In celebration of JFM Editorial Board member Detlef Lohse recently being awarded the APS 2017 Fluid Dynamics Prize, I present a special blog entry on his work.…


Managing avalanche risk

Avalanches and mudslides are a common occurrence in mountainous regions across the world and they can often cause severe loss of property and life.…


The art of the scientific paper

Extracts from a recent Editorial by MRS Bulletin Editor-in-Chief Gopal R. Rao on the launch of the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize


Understanding Vortex Reconnection

A new paper published recently in Journal of Fluid Mechanics (JFM) looked at numerical simulations of a blade slicing through a vortex and understanding how this action affects the flow field could lead to the design of safer helicopters.


Nature’s guide to building submarines

New research published recently in JFM, will help to direct future research on the deployment of sensory arrays that could be used to guide underwater autonomous vehicles.


Change is inevitable; change is constant

Extracts from a recent Editorial by MRS Bulletin Editor-in-Chief Gopal Rao which talked about the recent launch of the newly designed site.


On the Cover of HPL: Targets for high repetition rate laser facilities: needs, challenges and perspectives

On the cover of HPL: ‘Targets for high-repetition rate facilities: needs, challenges and perspectives’ by I. Prencipe et al “An important challenge will be the development of a reliable supply chain of high quality targets,” said Prof.…


Exploring astronomical evolution with SPICA

Understanding the origin and evolution of galaxies, stars and planets are among the most fundamental objectives of Astronomy. Although a suite of space and ground-based telescopes have allowed impressive advances in recent years, our knowledge is still far from complete. In a suite of whitepapers for PASA we explore some of the key scientific breakthroughs that could be made with the Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA).


On the cover of HPL: High repetition rate and mass-production of the cryogenic targets for laser IFE

On the cover of HPL: ‘Review on high repetition rate and mass-production of the cryogenic targets for laser IFE’, by I.V.