Jermey Matthews

Jermey N. A. Matthews

Senior Acquisitions Editor

Photo credit: Fitz-Robert Aaron
Photo credit: Fitz-Robert Aaron

Jermey Matthews is Senior Acquisitions Editor for Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics at The MIT Press. He is particularly interested in publishing textbooks and trade books on topics in cosmology, astrophysics, quantum theory, materials science, chemistry, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, and mathematics. Previously, Jermey served as industry reporter and book reviews editor for Physics Today, the flagship magazine of the American Institute of Physics. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland. His social handles and bios are at, and he can be reached by email at   

Highlights on his list include Ashley Jean Yeager’s Bright Galaxies Dark Matter, and Beyond: The Life of Astronomer Vera Rubin, Clifford Johnson’s The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe, Heather Einhorn and Adam Stafforoni’s The Curie Society, Philip Ball’s The Beauty of Chemistry: Art, Wonder, and Science, and Joel David Hamkins’ Proof and the Art of Mathematics. Forthcoming textbooks include Barton Zwiebach’s Mastering Quantum Mechanics, James G. Anderson’s University Chemistry, and Ayush Bhandari, Achuta Kadambi, and Ramesh Raskar’s Computational Imaging. Jermey also helped launch two new children's book imprints, MIT Kids Press and MITeens Press and acquired two of their first books: Ada and the Galaxies by Alan Lightman and I’m a Neutrino by Eve Vavagiakis.

Notable Recent Acquisitions:

Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women in Physics and Astronomy Decoded the Hidden Universe  by Shohini Ghose; The Sounds of the Cosmos: Gravitational Waves and the Birth of Multi-Messenger Astronomy  by Mario Díaz, Gabriela González, and Jorge Pullin; Target Earth  by Govert Schilling; Mysteries of the Deep: How Seafloor Drilling Expeditions Revolutionized our Understanding of Earth History  by James Lawrence Powell; Sharing Our Science: How to Write and Speak STEM  by Brandon Brown; Space at Scale: Architecture for Interplanetary Civilization  by Ariel Ekblaw; The Curie Society (volume 2)  by Heather Einhorn and Adam Staffaroni.

Carbon Queen

Maia Weinstock

March 7, 2023

The Dialogues

Clifford V. Johnson, Frank Wilczek

October 23, 2018

Seeing Science

Jack Challoner

October 11, 2022

The Curie Society

Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni, Janet Harvey, Joan Hilty

April 27, 2021

The Beauty of Chemistry

Philip Ball

May 11, 2021

"Well, Doc, You're In"

David Kaiser

October 25, 2022

An Infinity of Worlds

Will Kinney

April 5, 2022

Worlds Without End

Chris Impey

April 11, 2023

The Atom

Jack Challoner

December 11, 2018

Ten Patterns That Explain the Universe

Brian Clegg

September 28, 2021

Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries

Satyan Linus Devadoss, Matthew Harvey

August 24, 2021

Norbert Wiener—A Life in Cybernetics

Norbert Wiener, Ronald R. Kline

March 23, 2018

Proof and the Art of Mathematics

Joel David Hamkins

September 29, 2020

Quantum Entanglement

Jed Brody

February 18, 2020

Six Impossible Things

John Gribbin

October 8, 2019

Mastering Quantum Mechanics

Barton Zwiebach

April 12, 2022

Hidden in Plain Sight

Albert Folch

April 26, 2022


Or Graur

February 8, 2022