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YPP @ CERN. Veronique Boisvert CERN EP-ATR/TA1. Introductory meeting October 22 nd 2002. http://ypp.hep.net. Outline. What is Young Particle Physicists (YPP)? YPP Local Chapters YPP@CERN. Young = Non-tenured!. What is YPP? It all started…. Snowmass 2001:

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  1. YPP @ CERN Veronique Boisvert CERN EP-ATR/TA1 Introductory meeting October 22nd 2002 http://ypp.hep.net

  2. Outline • What is Young Particle Physicists (YPP)? • YPP Local Chapters • YPP@CERN Young = Non-tenured!

  3. What is YPP? It all started… • Snowmass 2001: • YPP (Young Physicists Panel) started at FNAL in May 2000 in preparation for Snowmass • Decided to do survey: Survey on the Future of HEP (hep-ex/0108040) • Received 1500 responses over 2 weeks, results shown at Snowmass • Ntuples of data available • Some conclusions: • Young and tenured physicists tend to agree on issues • Disagreement on site of future machine correlated to respondant’s location

  4. What is YPP? It all started… • Snowmass 2001: • YPF (Young Physicists Forum) at Snowmass: • Steering group formed before the conference: • Decided on a plan: have a “town meeting” to discuss basic issues, perform live votes, come up with conclusions to be presented at the Forum in front of all participants • Formed working groups for the different issues and produced document to steer the Town meeting • Outreach/Building the field • Globalization • Balancing a program of physics • Presented results at the Forum and at Closing Plenary session • See: http://home.fnal.gov/~bfleming/snowmassYPF.html and proceedings hep-ex/0110027 • A lot of excitement generated from young and not-so young!

  5. What is YPP? Organization Local Chapter Local Chapter Local Chapter Local Chapter Chapters: • Labs: BNL, CESR, DESY, FNAL, SLAC • Universities:Boston U., U. Chicago, Florida State, U. Pittsburgh, U. Washington Representative Body • Elects Executives • Approves budget • Amends bylaws • Admits new chapters/WG YPP membership:~150 Working Groups: • Outreach to Government • Outreach to the Public • Globalization • Young Physicists Issues Executive Committee • Ensures communication between local chapters • Proposes budget • Administers funds Working Groups Ambassadors Charter and Bylaws

  6. What is YPP? Funding • Funding of local activities is left to local Chapters • Funding for YPP wide activities is sought by YPP treasurer • NSF grant submitted (~10,000US$) • Will be used for holding a 1 day workshop on Outreach activities at the end of the APS/DPF conference • Will also be used for paying for extra hotel night for young physicists interested in attending (US and non-US)

  7. Local Chapters: SLAC http://www-project.slac.stanford.edu/ypp/ • YPP@SLAC: ~80 members • SLAC core group: 7 members • Outreach: • February 2002: “HEP funding 101” given by J. Dorfan • March 2002: met with H. Quinn about Outreach at SLAC • April 2002: “How to Get the Press your Physics deserve” given by N. Calder • Started 3 questions Project with local high school • Physics related: • May 2002: 4 lectures on “Physics at an e+e- Linear Collider” by M. Peskin • November 2002: 3 lectures on Astrophysics • Started YPP Journal Club

  8. Local Chapters: FNAL http://ypp.hep.net/fnal.html • Working in collaboration with GSA and UEC • Anybody trying to access young physicists • Young Physicists Issues: • Health care for students, day care • Outreach: • Started collaboration with Chicago Museum of Science and Industry for a HEP display • Get more young physicists involved in lab tours, etc. • Physics related: • Lepton/Photon 2003 in Chicago • Encourage young physicists participation with poster session • Etc.

  9. Local Chapters: DESY http://www.desy.de/ypp/ • Started recently • Young physicists issues: • July 2002: Minister of Research went to Hamburg to discuss the new law 'Hochschulrahmengesetz’ • December 6th: Podium discussion: • Ministry rep., DESY rep., Hamburg U. rep., etc. • For YPP and moderated by YPP • CERN German YPP members interested? Video conference could be arranged

  10. Working Groups • Outreach to Government: • August 2002: letter to Congress sent by young physicists in view of budget considerations • Every year: FNAL UEC and SLAC SLUO go to Washington, YPP is planning to be part of future trips • Outreach to public: • NSF grant: Workshop at APS/DPF • A lot of activities in local chapters

  11. Working Groups • Globalization: • June 2002: talk at FNAL by R. St-Denis on “New Visa Class or You Want a Law, You Write It” • DØ control from remote location Project • DESY controlled Tevatron in November 2001 • Young Physicists issues: • Snowmass survey found that main reason for young physicists leaving the field: lack of permanent positions • New survey is planned to study in more detail the reasons for leaving the field

  12. Ambassadors • YPP is asked to send representants in national committees • 2 in a national committee on how to attract more students into HEP • 2 in 2 national committees sponsored by DPF on outreach to the public and to the government • Job: to represent YPP views

  13. YPP@CERN • Main Goal: Information • Information TO the young physicists at CERN • What is the future of the field? • Do you know enough about your experiment? • How are other young physicists doing outreach? • Etc. • Information FROM the young physicists at CERN • With activities we will show we ARE excited about the LHC • And that we ARE interested in keeping the field attractive • 2 types of activities • Local activities • YPP wide activities

  14. YPP@CERN: Organization • Steering group: • Suggest activities and lead them through • Poll local young physicists for activities and concerns • Find funding • Connection to YPP wide • Web page • Email lists

  15. YPP@CERN: Possible Activities • Outreach to Government: • “CERN funding 101”? • Other ideas? • Outreach to public: • CERN is very active in outreach • Talk about all the different activities, so that young physicists get involved? • CERN young physicists could go to the APS/DPF YPP workshop and share experiences • Organize similar workshop at EPS? • Other ideas?

  16. YPP@CERN: Possible Activities • Globalization: • Participate in the DØ operation from CERN? • ICFA held one of their meeting here recently • Structure of a future international lab • Physics related: • Series of lectures on future colliders? e+e- Linear Collider, CLIC, VLHC, muon storage ring • Other lectures • Participate in the YPP wide project of increasing young physicists participation at lepton/photon 2003

  17. YPP@CERN: Possible Activities • Young Physicists issues: • CERN doesn’t have a grad student association • The ACCU doesn’t have a young physicist rep. • CERN can be a big place: • We could have YPP subgroups according to groups: • Theory • Accelerator • Atlas, CMS, LHC-B, Alice, LEP experiments, … • Subgroups could discuss issues related to their group • Atmosphere issues • Young physicists Journal Clubs/Seminars?

  18. Conclusion • YPP is a world wide organization (progress toward a KEK chapter!) of young particle physicists • CERN is a crucial place for the field: for its young physicists to be part of YPP would be a big asset! • YPP@CERN will do what YOU are interested in • Contact me to be part of Steering group • I’ll contact you about email list

  19. Conclusion • The physics that WE will do is being decided on now… we should take part in the discussion! Young Particle Physicists

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