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05 July 2023

Professor of Physics Mairi Sakellariadou elected President of the European Physics Society

Professor of Theoretical Physics Mairi Sakellariadou will lead the organisation in strengthening European physics research.

Professor Mairi Sakellariadou

Mairi Sakellariadou, Professor of Theoretical Physics at King’s, has been elected as the next President of the European Physical Society (EPS). Current chair of the EPS Gravitational Physics Division, Professor Sakellariadou will take office in 2024, when the term of the current President Luc Bergé, comes to an end.

In her role, Mairi will lead the EPS Executive Committee establishing their priorities and implementing the various EPS activities aiming in advancing physics and promoting scientific collaboration and innovation in Europe. Mairi also aims to strengthen the position of Europe as a prominent player in addressing current crucial issues. 

We are facing environmental and economical questions, where science can help in making the right choices. Among the most urgent ones are preservation of our environment and economic independence of Europe.”

Mairi Sakellariadou, Professor of Theoretical Physics

She also aims to reinforce scientific representation of European countries with less visibility and increase representation of women in physics.

Established in 1968, the EPS aims to support and advance the field of physics in Europe, by supporting physics research, science policy, and education. It brings together 42 National Physical Societies in Europe, as well as individuals from all fields of physics research, and European research institutions.

Professor Sakellariadou is an expert in cosmology including the Physics of the Early Universe. Her research covers various aspects of theoretical physics, cosmology, classical and quantum gravity, particle physics, astrophysics, as well as noncommutative geometry.

She expressed her excitement about the election and the challenges that lie ahead:

I am proud to be elected as the next president and I will do my best to serve EPS and respect the confidence that representatives of so many European national societies put in me.”

Mairi Sakellariadou, Professor of Theoretical Physics

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