To: Young physicists (in non-tenured, non-permanent positions)
[We apologize in case this doesn't apply to you, but if you have young physicists at your institution who didn't receive this email, please let them know. Thank you.]
Dear young physicist,
we are currently in the process of forming a local chapter of the global Young Particle Physicists' (YPP) organization at SLAC. (Please see below for what YPP is about and who is considered a young particle physicist.)
We would like to invite you as a young physicist working on experiments, theory or accelerators at SLAC to join us for the
First YPP meeting at SLAC
on Monday, October 8, 2001
at 1:30 pm
in the Orange Room.
[Please note the rescheduled date. Unfortunately, we only learned after sending out the initial invitation to the meeting, that the SLD collaboration is holding it's final collaboration meeting on October 5. We apologize for the confusion and hop you will be able to attend the meeting.]
The agenda will contain:
We feel that it is important that young physicists stay on top of and help guide the developments in the particle physics community. YPP@SLAC will be the forum for all of us to share and voice opinions, and to take action on what matters to us. The first few meetings will probably determine the kinds of activities that we will do, based on the interests of the members. Possible topics are outreach to the public, the working environment and conditions for young physicists, future facilities and the impact of globalization on our field. So come and influence the future of the organization.
We look forward to welcoming you at our meeting,
Ben Brau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chris Potter (email@example.com)
Abi Soffer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wolfgang Walkowiak (email@example.com)
P.S.: In case you are interested in YPP but you are not able to attend
the meeting, please email Wolfgang to be put on our mailing list for future
YPP 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.
Who is a 'young physicist'?
'Young physicist' according to the definition of YPP is a person who is not tenured and not a permanent staff member.
Please visit our webpage for additional information on YPP@SLAC: http://www-project.slac.stanford.edu/ypp/
Information on the global YPP organization is found at: http://ypp.hep.net