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 (2018)

Michael Marder
University of Texas
Chair, POPA

David Meyerhofer
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Chair, Nominating Committee

Councilors (2015-2018)

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

Gail McLaughlin (Board)
North Carolina State University
General Councilor

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

Eliezer Rabinovici
Hebrew University, Israel
International Councilor

Timothy Gay (Board, Speaker of Council and CSC)
University of Nebraska
Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
Assigned Councilor for GPMFC

Carlos Wexler
University of Missouri-Columbia
Prairie Section
Assigned Councilor for SNES, NYS, STX, SNW

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

Thomas Roser (CSC)
Brookhaven National Lab.
Division of Physics of Beams

Councilors (2016-2019)

Johanna Stachel
University of Heidelberg, Germany
International Councilor

Julia Gonski (CSC)
Harvard University
Forum on Graduate Student Affairs
Assigned Councilor for FECS

Bonnie Fleming
Yale University
General Councilor

John Bradley Marston (Board and CSC)
Brown University
Division of Condensed Matter Physics
Assigned Councilor for GSCCM

Giulia Galli
University of Chicago
Division of Computational Physics

Pushpalatha C. Bhat (Board)
Forum on Physics and Society

John Rumble (Board, Speaker-Elect and CSC)
R&R Data
Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics
Assigned Councilor for GIMS

Councilors (2017-2020)

Marta Losada (Board)
Universidad Antonio Nariño, Colombia
International Councilor

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

Beverly Berger (Board)
Division of Gravitational Physics

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

Andrea Liu (Board)
University of Pennsylvania
General Councilor

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

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

Samuel Bader
Argonne National Laboratory
Division of Material Physics

Councilors (2018-2021)

Ahmadou Wagué
Universite Cheikh, Dakar, Senegal
International Councilor

Vivian F. Incera
College of Staten Island - CUNY
General Councilor

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

Baha Balantekin
University of Wisconsin
Division of Nuclear Physics
Assigned Councilor for GFB

Michael Coleman Miller
University of Maryland
Division of Astrophysics

Emanuela Barzi
Forum on International Physics

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

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