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 (2020)

Dan Dahlberg
University of Minnesota
Chair, POPA

Nora Berrah
University of Connecticut
Chair, Nominating Committee

Councilors (2017-2020)

Samuel Bader (CSC)
Argonne National Laboratory
Division of Material Physics
Assigned Councilor for GERA and GMAG

Beverly Berger (Board and CSC)
Division of Gravitational Physics

William Bialek
Princeton University
Division of Biological Physics
Assigned Councilor for GSNP and GMED

Robert Continetti
University of California, San Diego
Division of Chemical Physics

Noah Finkelstein
University of Colorado
Forum on Education
Assigned Councilor for GPER and FOEP

Andrea J. Liu (Board, Speaker and CSC)
University of Pennsylvania
General Councilor

Marta Losada (Board)
New York University | Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
International Councilor

Murugappan Muthukumar
University of Massachusetts
Division of Polymer Physics
Assigned Councilor for GSOFT

Philip R. Johnson
American University
Mid-Atlantic Section
Assigned Councilor for SFW, SESAPS, SOH, S4CS, SMAS

Councilors (2018-2021)

Baha Balantekin (Board, Speaker-Elect and CSC)
University of Wisconsin
Division of Nuclear Physics
Assigned Councilor for GFB

Emanuela Barzi (CSC)
Forum on International Physics

Charles H. Bennett (CSC)
IBM T J Watson Res Ctr
Division of Quantum Information

Vivian F. Incera (Board)
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
General Councilor

Michael Coleman Miller
University of Maryland
Division of Astrophysics

Elizabeth Simmons
University of California - San Diego
Division of Particles & Fields
Assigned Councilor for GHP

Virginia Trimble
University of California - Irvine
Forum on History of Physics

Ahmadou Wagué (Board)
Universite Cheikh, Dakar, Senegal
International Councilor

Councilors (2019-2022)

Nora Berrah (Board)
University of Connecticut
New England Section
Assigned Councilor for NYS, STX, SNW, PS

Amitava Bhattacharjee (Board)
Plasma Physics Laboratory
Division of Plasma Physics

John Fourkas
University of Maryland
Division of Laser Science

Stuart D. Henderson
Jefferson Laboratory
Division of Physics of Beams

David R. Schultz
Northern Arizona University
Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
Assigned Councilor for GPMFC

Robin Selinger (Board)
Kent State University
General Councilor

Howard Stone
Princeton University
Division of Fluid Dynamics
Assigned Councilor for GPC

Enge Wang
Institute of Physics, CAS, China
International Councilor

Councilors (2020 - 2023)

Jim Adams
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics
Assigned Councilor for GIMS

James Freericks
Georgetown University
Division of Computational Physics
Assigned Councilor for GDS

William Halperin
Northwestern University
Division of Condensed Matter Physics
Assigned Councilor for GSCCM

Beverly Karplus Hartline
Montana Technological University
Forum on Physics and Society
Assigned Councilor for FDI

Heinrich Jaeger
University of Chicago
Division of Soft Matter

Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich
International Councilor

Robert McKeown
Jefferson Laboratory and College of William and Mary
General Councilor

LaNell Williams
Harvard University
Forum on Graduate Student Affairs
Assigned Councilor for FECS

(Board) designates members of the Board of Directors
(CSC) designates members of the Council Steering Committee

Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.