American Physical Society Names Jonathan Bagger Chief Executive Officer

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Theoretical physicist Jonathan Bagger will become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Physical Society (APS). The selection was unanimously approved by the APS Board of Directors.Bagger has completed six years as Director of TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator center, located in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was previously Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University, where he served as chair of the department and held several senior administrative positions. As its new CEO, Bagger will oversee all aspects of APS operations, including managing a staff of 250 people and a $68 million annual budget."I am deeply honored to have been selected as the next CEO of APS," said Bagger. "This is a critical moment for physics. I look forward to working with the Board and Council to ensure that APS faithfully represents the interests of its members while continuing to build a broad and inclusive community to address the world's most pressing challenges."APS President Phil Bucksbaum said: "Jon Bagger is a distinguished physicist and an exceptional leader. He has managed TRIUMF through years of transition and growth, and has had great success in positioning the laboratory for a bright and vibrant future.""His leadership and commitment to TRIUMF will be missed by us all," said Digvir Jayas, Chair of the TRIUMF Board of Management. "We wish him great success in his role at APS."
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