Gabriela Gonzalez - 2021 General Councilor

Boyd Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Louisiana State University


Physics as a discipline is thriving. Our ability to make predictions and measurements ranging from the subatomic to the cosmological is without parallel in history. In spite of this, funding for the field, enthusiasm in the general public and attracting young and diverse talent to it remain challenging.

If elected, I will devote efforts to help APS deal with such challenges. APS plays a fundamental role in providing scientific leadership for the Nation. It needs to continue the fight to raise the level of scientific literacy in our society and to attract to the field underrepresented minorities. It also needs to strengthen its international mission as physics becomes more and more a collaborative enterprise that spans the globe.

Educational History

  • PhD, Syracuse University (1995)
  • Licenciada, Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina (1988)

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Top 5 Honors, Awards, or Recognition

  • Member of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • SEC Professor of the Year 2019
  • US National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Discovery 2019
  • 2017, Bruno Rossi prize, High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society

Most Recent APS Volunteer History

  • Chair-elect, Division of Gravitational Physics (current)

Membership in Other Societies

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Astronomical Society
  • International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation
  • The Optical Society
  • International Astronomical Society

Other Relevant Experience

  • Spokesperson, LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2010-2016)

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