May Chiao

Chief Editor, Nature Astronomy
  • Nature Astronomy
  • United Kingdom

About May Chiao

May started as a locum editor at Nature in 2003, and then joined the launch team of Nature Physics, handling a range of topics in the physical sciences. In 2016, she became Chief Editor of Nature Astronomy, which launched in 2017. May holds a physics degree from the University of British Columbia, and was a budding radio astronomer at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Ottawa. She changed course as a PhD student at McGill University, where she specialised in superconductivity. For her postdoctoral work at the University of Cambridge and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, she further branched into quantum matter under extreme temperature, pressure and magnetic fields. As an editor she enjoys learning new things everyday.

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Jan 14, 2020

Thanks for compiling this list, Ruth! I missed some of them the first time round.

Aug 12, 2019

Wow, that cryostat is really amazing! Looking forward to seeing DESHIMA go from strength to strength... 

Jun 21, 2019

Are we playing at being judges? I also like the phoenix. Can't wait until 12 September...

Mar 06, 2019

That is a truly innovative approach, and it's useful to see how your team had to adapt to the 'real world'. Thank you for sharing your experiences. And good luck with future projects!

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