Jermey Matthews

Acquisitions Editor

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Jermey joined the MIT Press after work- ing for nine years as a science writer and the book reviews editor for Physics Today, the internationally circulated magazine published by the American Institute of Physics. Prior to that, he worked as a postdoctoral associate at Howard University in Washington, DC, where he conducted materials science and environmental engineering research. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s and a PhD degree in chemical engineering.

Jermey brings his experiences and connections to bear in the development of a new, dedicated list for titles in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics (PSEM). His current focus is on trade books and textbooks in physics, astronomy, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, and mathematics. He can be reached at or at

Notable Acquisitions:

The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe by Clifford V. Johnson, Science Not Silence: Voices from the March for Science Movement edited by Stephanie Fine Sasse and Lucky Tran, Anxiety and the Equation: Understanding Boltzmann’s Entropy by Eric Johnson, The Prime Number Conspiracy: The Biggest Ideas in Math from Quanta Edited by Thomas Lin, Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire: The Biggest Ideas in Science from Quanta Edited by Thomas Lin, Holographic Quantum Matter by Sean A. Hartnoll, Andrew Lucas and Subir Sachdev