Iulia Georgescu is the Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Physics. Previously, she was an editor of Nature Physics, where she managed to sneak in three original “Alice in wonderland” illustrations (1, 2, 3) and the self-declared best cover-line ever.
What made you want to be a physicist?
Star Trek. More precisely Mr Spock and Mr Data. Do I need to say more?
If you weren’t a physicist, what would you like to be (and why)?
A SF/fantasy writer or a manga artist because I love daydreaming about fantastic adventures. I hope it’s not too late, and my best-selling work is yet to be published (well, written first).
Which is the development that you would really like to see in the next 10 years?
Detection of dark matter or anything else beyond the standard model.
What would be your (physics) superpower?
Flying would be pretty cool. What is nice about this superpower is that you can imagine various ways in which flight would work with its strength and limitations.
What Sci-Fi technology would you most like to have (and why)?
Teleportation would come in very handy, in particular to save my commute time.
What is your non-scientifically accurate guilty pleasure (could be film/series/book)?
As you might have guessed by now SF/fantasy books and manga/anime, although I do not feel guilty in the least.