NEWS & PRESS
Professor David Flower has taken over as the new Editor-in-Chief of Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), replacing Professor Robert Carswell. Prof. Carswell has stepped down as Editor-in-Chief, a post he has held since 2008, but will remain a member of the MNRAS editorial board.
MNRAS is one of the world's foremost astronomy journals, and has been continuously published since 1827. The journal publishes peer-reviewed scientific papers in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics. Papers submitted for publication are considered by an editorial board (currently consisting of 16 editors), headed by the Editor-in-Chief.
David Flower is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Durham, and is a long-standing member of the MNRAS editorial board. Prof. Flower's research interests include various aspects of the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium, particularly the processes occurring in regions of star formation, such as shocks. He also calculates some of the basic molecular data that are required to interpret observations of atomic and molecular spectral lines.