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Aus keeps seat at the table in Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies

1 Sep 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

AIP Vice President elected as Council member

The Australian physics community will continue to be well-represented at the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) with the recent election of our VP Professor Nicole Bell as one of 15 Council members for 2023 – 2025.

She will follow in the footsteps of our Immediate Past President, Professor Jodie Bradby, whose term as Council member ends this year. Other past Council members include AIP Fellows Dr Cathy Foley, Prof Robert Robinson, and Dr Marc Duldig.

The AAPPS is an umbrella organisation of 20 physical societies in the Asia Pacific region, of which the AIP is part. It was founded in October 1989 with the aim to promote the advancement of physics knowledge in the region, encompassing research, applications, and teaching, especially through international collaboration.

The activities of the AAPPS include organisation of the triennial Asia Pacific Physics Conference, collaboration with other organisations such the American Physical Society, and encouraging young physics researchers through the C. N. Yang Award. 

Last month, the AAPPS and the Korean Physical Society held the 15th Asia Pacific Physics Conference (APPC15) online.

The newly elected AAPPS Council members are:

1. Nicole F. BELL (Australian Institute of Physics)

2. Xiudong SUN (The Chinese Physical Society, Beijing)

3. Tao XIANG (The Chinese Physical Society, Beijing)

4. Ruiqin ZHANG (The Physical Society of Hong Kong)

5. Mio MURAO (The Physical Society of Japan)

6. SHEN Qing (The Japan Society of Applied Physics)

7. Hyoung Joon CHOI (The Korean Physical Society)

8. Jae-Hyung JEON (The Korean Physical Society)

9. Keun-Young KIM (The Korean Physical Society)

10. Kurunathan RATNAVELU (Malaysian Institute of Physics)

11. Narayan Prasad CHAPAGAIN (Nepal Physical Society)

12. Rajdeep Singh RAWAT (Institute of Physics Singapore)

13. Meng-Fan LUO (The Physical Society located in Taipei)

14. VU Dinh Lam (Vietnam Physical Society)

15. Kadyr G. GULAMOV (Council of Physicists of Uzbekistan)

Photo credit: ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP).

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