Council of Representatives

The Council shall focus on all matters of science and membership, including science policy. Responsibilities of the Council, subject to the ultimate oversight and direction of the Board, shall include:

  • Establishment and oversight of the publications of the Society
  • Approval of policy statements and science strategy of the Society
  • Election of nine Councilors to the Board
  • Election of the Speaker of the Council
  • Scientific meetings and conferences
  • Admission of Members and election of Fellows and the standards and requirements for membership and Fellowship
  • All prizes and awards, and other honors bestowed by the Society
  • Final approval of any amendment to the Constitution & Bylaws
  • Any other responsibilities that relate to the scientific mission of the Society and are referred to the Council by the Board, or that are raised by the Council on its own motion or in response to requests by Councilors or Members

Councilors (2016)

Julia Phillips
Sandia Nat. Labs
Chair, POPA

Paul Chaikin
New York University
Chair, Nominating Committee

Councilors (2013-2016)

Marcia Barbosa
Inst. Fisica, Brazil
International Councilor

Mark Ediger
University of Wisconsin
Assigned Councilor for GSOFT

Amy Mullin (Board)
University of Maryland
Chemical Physics

Nan Phinney (Board & Speaker of the Council)
Stanford University (SLAC)
Far West Section
Also representing SESAPS, SOH, S4CS, SMAS

James Chelikowsky
University Texas - Austin
Materials Physics
Assigned Councilor for GERA and GMAG

Marcelo Gleiser
Dartmouth College
General Councilor

Jose Onuchic
Rice University
Biological Physics
Assigned Councilor for GSNP

Gay Stewart (Board)
West Virginia University
Forum on Education
Assigned Councilor for GPER and FOEP

Councilors (2014-2017)

Miriam Forman
Stony Brook
Assigned Councilor for GGR

Young-Kee Kim (Board)
Fermilab/University of Chicago
Forum on International Physics

Nadya Mason
University of Illinois
General Councilor

Kiyoshi Ueda
Tohoku University, Japan
International Councilor

Wick Haxton (Board)
University of California, Berkeley
Division of Nuclear Physics
Assigned Councilor for GFB

Daniel Kleppner (Board & Speaker Elect)
Forum on the History of Physics

Philip M. Tuts
Columbia University
Division of Particles & Fields
Assigned Councilor for GHP

Councilors (2015-2018)

Nicholas Bigelow (Board)
University of Rochester
Division of Laser Science

Timothy Gay (Board)
University of Nebraska
Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
Assigned Councilor for GPMFC & GQI

Gail McLaughlin (Board)
North Carolina State University
General Councilor

Carlos Wexler
University of Missouri-Columbia
Prairie Section
Also representing SNES, NYS, STX, SNW

Cary Forest
University of Wisconsin
Division of Plasma Physics
Assigned Councilor for GPAP

Anne Karagozian
University of California - Los Angeles
Division of Fluid Dynamics
Assigned Councilor for GPC

Eliezer Rabinovici
Hebrew University, Israel
International Councilor

Thomas Roser
Brookhaven National Lab.
Division of Physics of Beams

Councilors (2016-2019)

Johanna Stachel
University of Heidelberg
International Councilor

Giulia Galli
University of Chicago
Division of Computational Physics

Julia Gonski
Harvard University
Forum on Graduate Student Affairs

Pushpalatha C. Bhat
Forum on Physics and Society

Bonnie Fleming
Yale University
General Councilor

John Rumble
R&R Data
Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics
Assigned Councilor for GIMS

John Bradley Marston
Brown University
Division of Condensed Matter Physics
Assigned Councilor for SHOCK

(Board) designates members of the Board of Directors