Jermey Matthews

Acquisitions Editor

Jermey N. A. Matthews joined The MIT Press in 2016 after serving for nine years as industry reporter and book reviews editor for Physics Today and the American Institute of Physics. He holds a PhD degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland. Jermey is Senior Acquisitions Editor for Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics at The MIT Press. In this role, he commissions, acquires, and publishes textbooks and trade books on topics in these disciplines–he is particularly interested in books about astrophysics, quantum theory, materials science, chemistry, aerospace- and chemical engineering, and pure mathematics. 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 Acquisitions:

The Dialogues: Conversations About the Nature of the Universe by Clifford V. Johnson (One of Science Friday’s 2018 Best Books of the Year); The Curie Society by Heather Einhorn and Adam Staffaroni; The Beauty of Chemistry: Art, Wonder, Science by Philip Ball, Yan Liang, Wenting Zhu; Everyday Chaos: The Mathematics of Unpredictability, from the Weather to the Stock Market by Brian Clegg; Cosmic Odyssey: How Intrepid Astronomers at Palomar Observatory Changed Our View of the Universe by Linda Schweizer; The Atom: A Visual Tour by Jack Challoner; Mage Merlin’s Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries by Satyan Linus Devadoss and Matthew Harvey; Topology: A Categorical Approach by Tai-Danae Bradley, Tyler Bryson, and John Terilla; Proof and the Art of Mathematics by Joel David Hamkins; Probabilistic Machine Learning for Civil Engineers by James-A. Goulet.

The Curie Society

Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni, Janet Harvey, Joan Hilty

The Dialogues

Conversations about the Nature of the Universe

Clifford V. Johnson, Frank Wilczek

Carbon Queen

The Remarkable Life of Nanoscience Pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus

Maia Weinstock

Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries

Satyan Linus Devadoss, Matthew Harvey

Holographic Quantum Matter

Sean A. Hartnoll, Andrew Lucas, Subir Sachdev