Physical Review Journals Symposium and Awards

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APS Award for the Best Poster

Title"Fabrication and Optical Properties of Plasmonic Nanocomposite Structures"

Authors: Yaroslava Andreeva, Pavel Varlamov, Francis Vocanson, Nathalie Destouches, and Tatiana Itina


APS Award for the Best Theoretical Paper

Title"Thermal Manipulation of Plasmonsin Atomically Thin Films"

Authors: Eduardo J. C. Dias, RenwenYu, and F. Javier García de Abajo​​


APS Award for the Best  Experimental Paper

Title"An Active Mechanical Willis Meta-Layer with Asymmetric Polarizabilities"

Authors: YangyangChen, XiaopengLi, Michael Haberman, and Guoliang Huang


APS Award for the Best  Applied Paper

Title"Perfect Absorption in a Metasurface-Programmable Complex Scattering Enclosure"

Authors: Philipp del Hougne, Mohammadreza F. Imani, and David R. Smith


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Physical Review Journals Symposium

The conference organizers and the editors of Physical Review invite you to a Special Session dedicated to a few select works published recently in the Physical Review journals, within and beyond the traditional domain of metamaterials research.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • Jennifer E. Hoffman, for the paper W. Dorrell, H. Pirie, S.M. Gardezi, N.C. Drucker, and J.E. Hoffman, "van der Waals metamaterials," Phys. Rev. B, 101, 121103 (2020).
  • Ilya Shadrivov, for the paper M. Liu, A.B. Kozyrev, and I.V. Shadrivov, "Time-varying Metasurfaces for Broadband Spectral Camouflage," Phys. Rev. Appl., 12, 054052 (2019).
  • Jorn Dunkel, for the paper H. Ronellenfitsch, N. Stoop, J. Yu, A. Forrow, and J. Dunkel, "Inverse design of discrete mechanical metamaterials," Phys. Rev. Mat., 3, 095201 (2019).
  • Stefan Enoch, for the paper K. Rustomji, M. Dubois, B. Kuhlmey, C.M. de Sterke, S. Enoch, R. Abdeddaim, and J. Wenger, "Direct Imaging of the Energy-Transfer Enhancement between Two Dipoles in a Photonic Cavity," Phys. Rev. X, 9, 011041 (2019).
  • Ivan Savenko for the paper A.V. Kalameitsev, V.M. Kovalev, and I.G. Savenko, "Valley Acoustoelectric Effect," Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 256801 (2019).
  • Xiaojun Liu for the paper S. Zuo, Y. Tian, Y. Cheng, M. Deng, N. Hu, and X. Liu, "Asymmetric coding metasurfaces for the controllable projection of acoustic images," Phys. Rev. Mat., 3, 065204 (2019).


Physical Review editors:

  • Mu Wang, Editor, Physical Review Letters & Physical Review Materials
  • Ling Miao, Managing Editor, Physical Review X
  • Manolis Antonoyiannakis, Associate Editor, Physical Review B
  • Julie Kim-Zajonz, Managing Editor, Physical Review Applied
  • Thomas Pattard, Managing Editor, Physical Review A
  • Athanasios Chantis, Managing Editor, Physical Review Materials
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