Alan Astbury (President), Yves Petroff
(Past President), Sukekatsu Ushioda (President
Designate), Judy Franz (Secretary General),
Peter Melville (Associate Secretary General); Vice Presidents
at Large: Carmen Cisneros, Chen Jia-Er, Bruce McKellar;
Vice Presidents/Commission Chairs: Pavel Exner, Pratibha
Jolly, Leslie Pendrill, Annick Suzor-Weiner;
Apologies were received from Carmen Cisneros and Dan Dahlberg, who had
had to leave before the meeting.
Guidance on conferences
Alan Astbury stated that Council needed to remind commissions to pick
the best conferences and not just add to them. They should also be sensitive
to some of the smaller countries. Judy Franz was concerned that they
may be confused messages about what we wanted to do. It was agreed that
Alan Astbury and Peter Melville should revise the guidelines for conferences
to make the goals clear and should liaise with Bob Barber.
Action: Alan Astbury & Peter Melville
Nanoscience Working Group
Alan Astbury expressed concerns that the first nanoscience conference
had missed its target on the first and that the second may not succeed.
Yves Petroff was concerned that there were too many speakers form North
America and none from Asia. Sukekatsu Ushioda proposed that we should
insist on and agree international perspectives for the conference with
the chair William Wijngaarden before agreeing to the sponsorship. This
Workshop in developing countries
It was agreed that $15k for a workshop to be held in a developing country
be included in the budget.
IUPAP Audit Report for 2005
Peter Melville moved and Bruce McKellar seconded approval of the Audit
Report for 2005. This was agreed.
Approval of budget
Various changes were made to the budget, which was subsequently approved.
Approval of Associate Members
The Associate Members listed
were approved. Commissions have until 13 November to add additional
Associate Members to bring the total up to no more than four per commission.
Approval of sponsorship of conferences
The sponsorship of
conferences as detailed in these lists was agreed.
Approval of plan to extend IUPAP membership
Small changes were made to the plan
to extend IUPAP membership (final version). Alan Astbury proposed
and Peter Melville seconded that this be accepted. This was agreed.
Approval of new members
It was agreed that Greece be accepted as a full member subject to confirmation
that it will represent the whole of physics, not just high energy physics.
It was also agreed that Vietnam be accepted as a category B member.
Future meeting plans
Judy Franz and Sukekatsu Ushioda will discuss financial arrangements
for the General Assembly.
Action: Judy Franz & Sukekatsu
Dan Dahlberg had left a written motion: 'We unanimously support IUPAP
to resolve our outstanding issues with ICSU'. Peter Melville moved and
Chen Jia-Er seconded that this be accepted. This was agreed (unanimously).
Chair of C19
Judy Franz proposed and Pavel Exner seconded that Maria Victoria Fonesca
González be made Acting Chair of C19 until the Chair Alexei Fridman
was healthy enough to take over. This was agreed. It was also agreed
that a possible change to the statutes be considered at the next meeting
to cater for this problem in the future.
Young Scientist Prizes
Judy Franz proposed and Alan Astbury seconded the following:
- The terms 'Young Scientist Medal' and 'Young Scientist Prize'
be the terms that are used.
- The definition of 'young' to be used by all commissions is
'at most eight years post PhD, excluding career interruptions'. But
an exception is to be allowed for C3 for the prize as this had already
- Young Scientist Prizes be approved for C4, C11, C15, C16, C18
and C20. I think that some of these had already been approved, but
this is not critical.
This was agreed.
Judy Franz agreed to contact Stefan Michalowski to obtain his slide
to attach to the minutes. (Slide)
Judy Franz thanked Pavel Exner for his hospitality and help in organizing