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Bariloche Atomic Center and Balseiro Institute
I feel very honored to have been proposed as a candidate to serve as an APS International Councilor.
In addition to being passionate about my research in condensed matter physics, I am committed to bridging the gap between science, society and politics, advocating ethics in science, social responsibility of scientists, the inclusion of women and disadvantaged groups and knowledge and fact-based decision making.
Experience: I have served on several international committees such as: Council member of the Pugwash Conferences for Science and World Affairs; Argentine government representative to the Latin American Center of Physics (CLAF); board member of the Aspen Science Center; Argentine node representative to the International Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM); member of the International Advisory Council of the International Institute of Physics (Natal, Brazil); Senior Associate Member of the ICTP (Trieste) and of the ICTP-SAIFR (Brazil); and Vice Chair of the Low Temperature Commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). I have also participated in several international committees for conferences, assessments of institutions, evaluations of researchers and projects, scientific prizes and as a coeditor of EPL (Europhysics Letters) and the Physical Review Research journals. At the national level I am a member of the Argentine Committee on Ethics in Science and Technology, which advises the Ministry of Science and Technology. From 1998 to 2006 I was a Board member of the Argentine Physical Association. In that capacity I had the pleasure of working together with APS during the 2001 economic crisis in Argentina when it facilitated free journal access and membership to Argentine physicists. Since then I feel deeply indebted to APS.
Goals to pursue: There are several lines in which APS could increase synergies at the international level:
In our hyperconnected and fragile world, challenges have become global and require creative, inter- and multi-disciplinary, collaborative and supranational efforts. Science diplomacy is important to promote international understanding, confidence building and peace. I will be honored to contribute to the American Physical Society's leadership and commitment to these goals and to strengthen its international engagement.