At the annual, electoral, Council of the European Physical Society held on 30 – 31. of March 2012, at CERN, Geneva, Dr. Goran Djordjević, full professor and Chair Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Niš, was elected as a member of the Executive Committee (EC) of the European Physical Society (EPS).
The European Physical Society with its headquarters at the University of Alsace, Mulhouse, France, is one of the largest and most organized academic associations in Europe, consisting of 41 member states with dozens of associated institutions, and about 3000 individual members.
Election of prof. Djordjević is a significant acknowledgement for the physical community in Serbia as well as in the entire region of Balkans, and particularly for the Southeastern European Network in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (SEENET-MTP), with its head office in Niš, whose founder and executive director since its foundation in 2003 is Prof. Djordjević himself.
Prof. Djordjević was elected for a vacant place in the Executive Committee among representatives of Finland, Slovakia and Serbia. Executive Committee, composed of a president and 11 members, is the highest managing and governing body of the Society during the time between annual Council assemblies. Each mandate of the Executive Committee lasts for two years. This is the first time ever for a Serbian physicist to be elected to the highest administration of the European Physical Society, and it is a continuation of representation of physicsts from Balkan region in the EC EPS.
More information on EPS and its operation can be found at www.eps.org.