Gabriela González - Candidate for Chair-Elect, Nominating Committee

Louisiana State University

Educational History

  • PhD, Syracuse University (1995)
  • Lic., National Córodoba University, Argentina (1988)

URL for Full Bio or CV

Top 5 Honors, Awards, or Recognition

  • NAS Award for Scientific Discovery, National Academy of Sciences (2017)
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences (2017)
  • Bruno Rossi Prize, High Energy Division, American Astronomical Society (2017)
  • Jesse W. Beams Award, Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (2016)
  • Edward A. Bouchet Award, American Physical Society (2007)

Most Recent APS Volunteer History

  • Vice-Chair, APS Division of Gravity (2019 (served as Chair-Elect 2020, and as Chair, 2021)
  • Member-at-Large, APS Council of Representatives (2021)
  • Member, APS April Program Committee (2020-2021)

Membership in Other Societies

  • American Astronomical Society
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • National Society of Hispanic Physicists
  • American Academy for the Advancement of Science
  • International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation

Other Relevant Experience

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2021-present)
  • Member, National Academies Board of Higher Education and Workforce (2019-present)
  • Trustee, American Universities Inc. (2019-present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Classical and Quantum Gravity (2019-2022)
  • Steering Committee Member, Astro2020 Decadal Survey (2019-2021)
  • Elected Spokesperson, LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2011-2017)

Candidate Statement

I am very honored to have been nominated to serve as Chair-Elect of the APS Nominating Committee. This is a very important group to prepare ballots for the many APS positions that represent the diversity of the field in many different aspects (demography, geography, expertise…), to serve the present and plan the future of the American Physical Society.

These are challenging times for science and scientists in service of the broader community, and we need to have elected leaders that provide the needed vision and commitment for that purpose.

I have experience serving in APS committees and with national and international groups as well as organizing groups of scientists—this will help the APS Nominating Committee to recruit excellent diverse nominees for APS ballots, and APS to succeed in its important mission.

Back to Election Homepage

Gabriela Gonzalez

Gabriela González