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

Lead Editors by Corridor

The Astrophysical Journal Letters

Editor Frederic Rasio

Deputy Editor Luis C. Ho
Associate Editor Rekha Jain


The AAS and DPS are currently searching for an editor for The Planetary Journal and will be open for new submissions in December 2019. Please watch this space for updated information.

Research Notes of the AAS

Editor Chris Lintott

Science Editors

  • Lee Armus (California Institute of Technology)
  • W. Butler Burton (Leiden)
  • Giovanni Carraro (University of Padova)
  • Christopher Conselice (University of Nottingham)
  • Steven Crawford (Space Telescope Science Institute)
  • Bożena Czerny (Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Michael Endl (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Brad Gibson (University of Hull)
  • Leon Golub (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
  • Shadia Habbal (University of Hawaii)
  • Dieter Hartmann (Clemson University)
  • Luis C. Ho (Peking University)
  • Bhuvnesh Jain (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Rekha Jain (University of Sheffield)
  • Steve Kawaler (Iowa State University)
  • Chris Lintott (University of Oxford)
  • Aimee Norton (Stanford University)
  • Judy Pipher (University of Rochester)
  • Frederic Rasio (Northwestern University)
  • 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 (University of Rome)
  • Frank Timmes (Arizona State University)
  • Faith Vilas (Planetary Science Institute)
  • Ethan Vishniac (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Fabian Walter (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)
  • Gary Zank (University of Alabama)