The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and their Policy and Global Affairs group, has reappointed Freimann Professor Ani Aprahamian as an ex-officio member of the U.S. Liaison Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). Her term is January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021. IUPAP representation in the USA is carried out by the Science Academies. The aims of IUPAP with 60 member countries are:
- to stimulate and promote international cooperation in physics;
- to sponsor suitable international meetings and to assist organizing committees;
- to foster the preparation and the publication of abstracts of papers and tables of physical constants;
- to promote international agreements on other use of symbols, units, nomenclature and standards;
- to foster free circulation of scientists; to encourage research and education.
As part of international activities at the National Academies, the USLC/IUPAP will be encouraged to look at issues not only specifically relevant to physics, but also relevant across several disciplines. New activities and initiatives may focus on, for example, fostering research collaborations and communications; improving the public's understanding of science; supporting opportunities for young scientists; developing outreach to other countries; and promoting equitable access to research resources.