AAS Journals Editorial Board

AAS Editor in Chief

Ethan Vishniac

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, US


For many of you, Ethan Vishniac will need no introduction. Ethan is the Editor in Chief for all AAS publications.

Ethan is a theoretical astrophysicist who conducts research on the dynamics of magnetic fields in accretion disks, stars and galaxies. He is probably best known for the study of instabilities in expanding blast waves. In 1983 he demonstrated that a blast wave expanding in a sufficiently compressible medium would be subject to a linear overstability growing as the square root of time. This is usually known as the Vishniac instability.

Associate Editor in Chief W. Butler Burton
Statistics Editor Eric Feigelson
Data Editors Greg Schwarz and August Muench

Lead Editors by Corridor

The Astrophysical Journal Letters

Editor Frederic Rasio

Deputy Editor Luis C. Ho (Peking University)
Associate Editor Rekha Jain (University of Sheffield)


Editor Faith Vilas

Science Editors:
Brian Jackson (Department of Physics, Boise State University)
Edgard G. Rivera-Valentin (Lunar and Planetary Institute (USRA))
Maria Womack (University of Central Florida)

Research Notes of the AAS

Editor Chris Lintott

All Science Editors

  • Lee Armus (California Institute of Technology)
  • W. Butler Burton (Leiden)
  • Giovanni Carraro (University of Padova)
  • Christopher Conselice (University of Manchester)
  • Bożena Czerny (Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Michael Endl (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Manolis K. Georgoulis (Academy of Athens)
  • Brad Gibson (University of Hull)
  • Leon Golub (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
  • Shadia Habbal (University of Hawaii)
  • Dieter Hartmann (Clemson University)
  • Greg Herczeg (KIAA/Peking University)
  • Luis C. Ho (Peking University)
  • Rekha Jain (University of Sheffield)
  • Brian Jackson (Department of Physics, Boise State University)
  • Steve Kawaler (Iowa State University)
  • Chris Lintott (University of Oxford)
  • Priya Natarajan (Departments of Astronomy and Physics, Yale University)
  • Ilya Mandel (School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University)
  • Judy Pipher (University of Rochester)
  • Mubdi Rahman (Sidrat Research)
  • Frederic Rasio (Northwestern University)
  • Edgard G. Rivera-Valentin (Lunar and Planetary Institute (USRA))
  • Ata Sarajedini (Florida Atlantic University)
  • Daniel Savin (Columbia University)
  • Daniel Scheeres (University of Colorado)
  • Allen Shafter (San Diego State University)
  • Steinn Sigurdsson (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Luigi Stella (INAF – Astronomical Observatory of Rome)
  • Frank Timmes (Arizona State University)
  • Faith Vilas (Planetary Science Institute)
  • Ethan Vishniac (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Fabian Walter (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)
  • Maria Womack (University of Central Florida)
  • Joan Wrobel (National Radio Astronomy Observatory)
  • Gary Zank (University of Alabama)