Web page maintenance: For the time being, most of the older links remain on this page until I find time to organize them according to importance. Any suggestions for the web page design: email@example.com.
Fall Barbecue (Fri, Oct. 3, 2003): We're hosting a barbecue for all members and anyone else interested in the group. The email announcement is here. If you haven't yet done so, please get in touch with Erkcan (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP if you would like to attend.
Town Hall Meeting: We held a town hall meeting on 5 August to discuss the current state of the field and to revisit some of the questions raised two years ago by the YPP survey. Some comments and poll results can be found in the report located here.
Elections for new SLAC
Representative to the Global YPP: On August 14, Abi Soffer was elected next representative of YPP@SLAC to the
global organization. The election results can be viewed
Linear Collider: HEPAP just submitted a facilities report to the DOE Office of Science in which the LC was described as "absolutely central". In February the German Federal Research Ministry issued a report on TESLA. The response from DESY is here. The Asian Consortium for the Future Accelerator also issued their project report on the JLC.
Accelerator Physics Lecture Series: Starting Wednesday, 12 March YPP@SLAC hosts a series of three lectures from the forefront of accelerator physics research and development. The topics are the linear collider, new technologies, and superfast x-ray sources. See the meeting page for abstracts, meeting details and electronic versions of the talks.
First Annual YPP@SLAC Report: Since Snowmass2001, when our local chapter was first recognized, we have grown from four to ninety-eight members. For a synopsis of past activities and future plans, see the YPP@SLAC Annual Report: 2002 [ps]
YPP Participation in the
IEEE-NSS: The IEEE
Nuclear Science Symposium annual conference will be held in
HEP Funding 102: If you missed Stew Smith's talk on US HEP Funding from the University perspective, see his slides here.
Astroparticle Physics Lecture Series: Check out our Astroparticle Physics Lecture Series on November 6th, 13th and 20th with Greg Madejski, Larry Wai and Eduardo do Couto e Silva. Learn about evidence for dark matter and the purpose of the GLAST experiment.
Three-questions-project: YPP@SLAC is starting up a new outreach
initiative. Come to the first
meeting of the three-questions-project team on
Journal Club: YPP@SLAC is starting up a journal club for graduate students and postdocs. The first meeting will be held on
Future Linear Collider R&D: Links to the proposals for LC R&D have been added on our Reference Material page. Check it out!
TESLA: The German Wissenschaftsrat (science council) has released a statement w.r.t. to recommendations for future large-scale science projects in Germany (incl. TESLA) This press-release and the accompagning documents are very interesting as it includes a ranking of these large-scale projects.
HEPAP P5: HEPAP is establishing the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5). They invite your comment and input on that website.
The Lecture Series on Physics at e+e- Linear Colliders by Michael Peskin were a success. Did you miss it? Check here for the transparencies. Also, some pictures of Michael talking about SUSY are available.
The January/February 2002 issue of "The Interaction Point" featured an article on YPP at SLAC on page 9.
is a global organization of young particle physicists which originated as the
Young Physicsts Panel at Fermilab and has been very
active at the Snowmass 2001 workshop. The number of people involved grew
at Snowmass and the organization was renamed to Young Particle
Physicists. The organization is currently in the phase of founding local
chapters at particle physics laboratories and universities worldwide. We
include experimentalists, theorists and accelerator physicists in our
field. YPP is working on issues concerning young physicists in our field.
At Snowmass we had three working groups on the following topics: 'Outreach',
'Globalization' and 'Balancing and Building the Field'. For more details on the
global YPP organization as well as on current working groups please see http://ypp.hep.net.
physicist' in the definition of YPP is a person who is not tenured and not a
permanent staff member.
The yppslac email list is used to communicate information to young particle physicists at SLAC and to facilitate discussion among them. Postings from the global ypp list (hosted at FNAL) are passed on.
In order to sign up, please either use the following sign-up box
or send an email with an empty body
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The core group is responsible for dreaming up new ideas and seeing them realized. If you would like to join, let us know!