Paris AE Report Section Meeting and Section Committee meeting of the Physics and Engineering Section of Academia Europaea Paris, Sept. 20, 2011 ______________________________________________________________________________ Participants: Martial Ducloy Pavel Exner Karl-Ontjes Groeneveld Georges Hadziioannou Niels Hansen Peter Neumann Vitauts Tamuzs Jan S. Vaagen Ionel-Valentin Vlad Laszlo P. Csernai Marie Farge ------------------- Other registered AGM participants: Roger Elliott /Board mtg. Jerzy M. Langer /Board mtg. Juri Engelbrecht Etienne Guyon Namik K. Pak Bernard Veltman _______________________________________________________________________________
View of Paris from the venue of the Section Meeting, and the Annual Business Meeting in the UNESCO building.
See further pictures at the AE Info website. _______________________________________________________________________________ Agenda: 1. Elections for Section Committee: There are two vacancies to be filled in 2011, and one in 2012 Two nominees were nominated at the meeting: Pavel Exner from 2011 Sept. Jan. S. Vaagen from 2012 Sept. Both nominees were elected unanimously by the Section Meeting One more vacancy is open for 2011. Nomination(s) are welcome. The nominee should agree: (i) To invest time and effort into the tasks of the Section Committee and participate in two Section Committee meetings each year in an European city at a 1.5 day meeting. One meeting is around the end of May or beginning of June, the other is preceding the AE AGM in September. (ii) The nominee should be willing and should have the means to cover the costs of participation at the Section Committee meetings personally or via his/her employer or supporting home institution. The election will take place during the Fall of 2011 via email, as soon as possible. Women, East Europeans and Engineers are prioritized. 2. Membership elections The progress of the election process is reported to the Section Meeting by Laszlo P. Csernai. After evaluation and ranking by the Section Committe all nominations went through approval by the AE Nominations Subcommittee and by the AE Council. - The section nominations for ordinary members (~60) are approved with one exception. Membership will commence when the new members accept membership. - Two of the four Section nominations for Foreign Members were approved. - Both Section Committee nominations for the President's list were approved. Additional six nominations to the P&E Section, which arrived to the Preident's list were approved, and one was transferred to normal Section Committee evaluation, which will take place in the next election period. 3. Other important information - The next AE Annual General Conference will be in Bergen, Norway starting with nomination meetings on Monday, September 10, 2012. A Local Organizing Committee is appointed by the President and the Board. Prof. Jan S. Vaagen of our section is in the LOC. - The AE opens a second office in Wroclav, Poland with two employees and a yearly budget of 20 kEuro. The office is in the city center. - The Section budget for 2011 was assigned to support the associated scientific and section programs at the Paris AGM. Most of these expenses were covered by local sources, so from our 2011 yearly budget (exceeding 2 kEuro) only a few hundred were spent. The rest was donated to support the "European Review", the AE's periodical. - Possibilities for a satellite meeting preceding the 2012 Bergen AGM for the P&E Section were discussed. M. Farge, L.P. Csernai and J.S. Vaagen will work out the plans. The 2012 section budget will be used for this satellite activity. Laszlo P. Csernai Marie Farge Chair vice-chair Oct. 1, 2012 Preliminary list of new members (pending acceptance): Physics: Ana Achucarro Marcis Auzinsh Christian Beck Roberto Benzi Nihat Berker Michael Berry Rudolf M Bock Thomas Boller Peter Braun-Munzinger Yves Brechet Andrew Briggs Tamas Csorgo Jean Dalibard Bernard Derrida Dmitri I Diakonov Tomasz Dietl Barbara Erazmus Ayse Erzan Daniel Esteve Carlos Fiolhais Shaun N Fisher Antoine Georges Carsten Greiner Ian G. Halliday Serge Haroche Rolf-Dieter Heuer Sigurd Hofmann Michael Huth Mikhail G Itkis Hagen Kleinert Jacek Kossut Werner Krauth Karl-Heinz Langanke Marek Lewitowicz Rezso G Lovas Luigi Lugiato Fabio Marchesoni Dag Rune Olsen Costas N Papanicolas Luciano Pietronero Claude-A Pillet Jean-Michel Raimond Dieter Rohrich Christoph Scheidenberger Djordje Sijacki Valentin Smirnov Minh Quang Tran Valery I Zagrebaev Vladimir Zakharov Engineering: Einar Hope Sergey Ablameyko Jean_March Chomaz Yves Couder Rolf K Eckhoff Stephan Fauve Xavier Garbet Martin Greiner John Hinch Reinhard F. Huettl Anke K.-Pyzalla Nikolaos Makris George D. Manolis Arnold Migus Tim Pedley Patrick Tabeling Richard B Vinter Foreign: Joseph H Hamilton Alessandro Vespignani