About Karl Ziemelis
Karl received his bachelor's in Natural Sciences (specializing in physics) from the University of Cambridge, followed by four years of original research on the electronic properties of conjugated polymers under the supervision of Professor Richard Friend (Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge), before joining the staff of Nature in 1992. Karl is the current Physical Sciences Editor of Nature, a position that he has held since 1997. He manages a team of nine Senior Editors who, between them, are responsible for Nature's output of original research papers in the physical sciences (which include astronomy, physics, materials, chemistry, Earth and environmental sciences). When time permits, he occasionally writes in a freelance capacity for Nature (having contributed to the news and "News and Views" sections of the journal) and also for the popular science weekly magazine New Scientist.