The International Association of Physics Students (IAPS) is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place from the 5th to the 6th of August. During this pivotal event, the organization elected new Executive Committee Members and welcomed distinguished individuals to the IUPAP AC5 (Affiliated Commision 5) Council.
IAPS, a global network of physics students and physics enthusiasts, remains committed to fostering international collaboration and the advancement of physics education. The AGM serves as a crucial moment for IAPS, as it ensures the continuity of the organization’s mission.
Key Highlights from the AGM:
New Executive Committee Members
After a rigorous election process, IAPS is proud to introduce its newly elected Executive Committee members who will lead the organization forward for the upcoming term. These dedicated individuals, chosen from across the globe, bring diverse backgrounds and a shared passion for physics. Their commitment to IAPS’ values is a testament to the organization’s bright future.
The results of the elections are as follows:
- Cyrus Walther – President
- Mario Gaimann – Treasurer
- Thibault Fredon – Secretary
- Niloofar Jokar – Events Manager
- Marisol Castellanos – Members & Advocacy Manager
- Dimitris Gkavakos – PR Manager
- Anna Christoforidou – Outreach Manager
- Roberto Ciccarelli – IT Manager
- Gabriel Barrios – Recruitment Manager
IUPAP AC5 Council Appointments
IAPS is honored to welcome esteemed members to the IUPAP AC5 Council. These individuals, recognized for their outstanding contributions to physics advocacy, will play a vital role in furthering the goals of both IAPS and IUPAP. Their expertise and dedication are expected to enhance the impact of early career physicists worldwide. The Council is made up of the following members:
- Cyrus Walther
- Niloofar Jokar
- Irene Carrión López
- Damian Ziomko
- Sabine Rockenstein
- Mario Gaimann
- Dimitris Gkavakos
- Duarte Graça
- Socrates Varelogiannis
- Zlatan Vasovic
- Thibault Fredon
- Borko Popovic
Strengthening Global Collaboration
During the AGM, the President officially announced IAPS’ affiliated partnership with the International Science Council. IAPS is one of the 15 select few Youth Academies & Associations that are now affiliated with the prestigious ISC.
IAPS President, Cyrus Walther, expressed his excitement about the new leadership and the future prospects of the organization, saying, “The AGM was a crucial success, reaffirming our commitment to promoting collaboration amongst physics students across the globe and providing valuable experiences to our members. I’m excited to work together with our new Executive Committee members and the IUPAP AC5 Council to bring positive change and engagement to the global physics community.”