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Dr. Deffner elected as Chair of GSNP

Dr. Deffner has been elected into the chair line of the Topical Group on Statistical & Nonlinear Physics (GSNP) of the American Physical Society.

The objective of the Topical Group is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the interdisciplinary area of nonequilibrium statistical physics. This area encompasses nonlinear science from dynamical systems and chaos, through pattern formation and spatio-temporal chaos, to fluid turbulence and complex systems. Also of prime interest are concepts of statistical mechanics, especially in their application to nonequilibrium systems as exemplified in the emerging field of "soft condensed matter physics". These include but are not limited to granular media, foams and emulsions, colloids, biomolecules, networks, polymers, dynamics of biological systems, and fracture dynamics. The Group encourages research and applications in these areas and promotes international cooperation.

As member of the chair line, Dr. Deffner will serve over the next four years as Vice Chair, Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past Chair. In this role, he will oversee the operations of the Topical Group, which include e.g. the organization of the APS March Meeting, the selection of APS Fellows, and awarding the prizes dedicated to nonlinear and statistical physics.

Posted: January 7, 2024, 4:45 PM