January 1, 2016
On January 1, 2016, Lab physicist Peter Beiersdorfer became the Chair of the Far West Section of the American Physical Society (APS). The Far West Section is the largest Section of the APS with about 2700 members. Over 100 members of the Far West Section are affiliated with LLNL. Beiersdorfer was elected to the chair line of the Far West Section in 2013 and served as Vice Chair in 2014 and as Chair Elect in 2015. His term on the Executive Committee ends on December 31, 2017.