Physical Sciences

Founding Editorial Board | Advisory Editors | Volume Editors | Digital Collections


The Physical Sciences, comprising the disciplines of chemistry, physics, astronomy, and earth science, and underpinned by the language of mathematics, constitute our study of the non-living natural world. Oxford Handbooks Online in Physical Sciences presents a range of critical scholarly perspectives in these traditionally defined fields, and introduces cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship in areas as diverse as food science, climate science, natural hazard science, materials science, technology, and the history of science. The articles are designed particularly for use by advanced students and researchers who are looking for analytical reviews of current research and applications in their own fields of study, or as a starting point for further exploration of new or adjacent disciplines.


Founding Editorial Board

Senior Editors
Irasema Alcántara Ayala
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Walter J. Ammann
Global Risk Forum GRF Davos
Silvia Peppoloni
National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy

W. Tad Pfeffer
University of Colorado at Boulder
Former Editor in Chief
Jean-Paul Pinelli
Florida Institute of Technology

James M. Shultz
University of Miami

Advisory Editors

Peter Bobrowsky
Simon Fraser University

Jonathan Fink
Portland State University
Grant Heiken
International Volcanic Health Hazard Network

Alik Ismail-Zadeh
Russian Academy of Sciences
Richard Murnane
NatCatRisk

Volume Editors

Gernot Akemann
Universität Bielefeld
The Oxford Handbook of Random Matrix Theory

Tony Allan
King’s College London
The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

Jinho Baik
University of Michigan
The Oxford Handbook of Random Matrix Theory

Charles W. Bamforth
Univeristy of California, Davis
The Oxford Handbook of Food Fermentations

Brendan Bromwich
King's College London
The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

Jed Z. Buchwald
California Institute of Technology
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics

Karine Chemla
Université Paris 7
The Oxford Handbook of Generality in Mathematics and the Sciences

Renaud Chorlay
Université Paris 7
The Oxford Handbook of Generality in Mathematics and the Sciences

Anthony Colman
World Future Council
The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

Philippe Di Francesco
Institut de Physique Théorique
The Oxford Handbook of Random Matrix Theory

Kristie L. Ebi
University of Washington
The Oxford Handbook of Planning for Climate Change Hazards

Frédéric Ferraty
Université Paul Sabatier
The Oxford Handbook of Functional Data Analysis

Robert Fox
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics

Y.Y. Fu
Peking University
The Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology, Volume One
The Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology, Volume Three
The Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology, Volume Two

Martin Keulertz
American University of Beirut
The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

A.V. Narlikar
University of Cambridge
The Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology, Volume Three
The Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology, Volume One
The Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology, Volume Two
The Oxford Handbook of Small Superconductors

Anthony O'Hagan
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of Applied Bayesian Analysis

W. Tad Pfeffer
University of Colorado Boulder
The Oxford Handbook of Planning for Climate Change Hazards

David Rabouin
Université Paris 7
The Oxford Handbook of Generality in Mathematics and the Sciences

Yves Romain
Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse
The Oxford Handbook of Functional Data Analysis

Joel B. Smith
Abt Associates
The Oxford Handbook of Planning for Climate Change Hazards

Eugene M. Terentjev
University of Cambridge
The Oxford Handbook of Soft Condensed Matter

Robert E. Ward
Utah State University
The Oxford Handbook of Food Fermentations

David A. Weitz
Harvard University
The Oxford Handbook of Soft Condensed Matter

Mike West
Duke University
The Oxford Handbook of Applied Bayesian Analysis


Digital Collections

A specially curated collection of peer-reviewed articles that discuss cutting-edge research and ensure comprehensive and timely coverage of ever-expanding disciplines.

Antarctic Climate History and Global Climate Changes
Fabio Florindo
National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology
Pontus Lurcock
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

Assessing Volcanic Hazard: A Review
Joan Martí Molist
Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra "Jaume Almera"

 
Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Marine Extreme Events: What are we Doing About it?
Eduardo Marone
Federal University of Paraná Curitiba
Ricardo de Camargo
Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences
Julio Salcedo Castro
University of São Paulo

Earthquake Risk Assessment
Max Wyss
World Agency of Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction, Geneva

 
Physical Mechanisms Responsible for Track Changes and Rainfall Distributions Associated with Tropical Cyclone Landfall
Johnny C.L. Chan
City University of Hong Kong

Tornadoes and Their Parent Convective Storms
Howard B. Bluestein
University of Oklahoma

Urban Climate and Risk
Teodoro Georgiadis
Institute for Biometeorology (IBIMET)  

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