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IUPAP International Union of Pure and Applied Physics C11 Commission of Particles and Fields. Gregor Herten Chair of C11 Freiburg University, Germany. ICSU – International Council of Science. 27 Unions 73 Scientific Nat.Members. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • IUPAP International Union of Pure and Applied PhysicsC11 Commission of Particles and FieldsGregor Herten Chair of C11

    Freiburg University, Germany

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  • ICSU International Council of Science IUPAP International Union of Pure and Applied Physics C11 Commission of Particles and Fields 27 Unions73 Scientific Nat.Members20 Commissions13+2 Members NC National Contacts 55 Contacts +35 through ICTP

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  • G. Herten Germany ChairP. McBride USA Vice-ChairT. Yamanaka Japan Secretary

    M. Aguilar-Benitez SpainW. Carither USAJ.W.A. Cleymans South AfricaW. Li ChinaA. OlchevskiRussiaR. Petronzio ItalyD. SaxonUKAssociate MembersS. Stapnes Norway D.-O. Riska, C12G. Taylor AustraliaE. Zas, C4G. Wormser France Members Oct. 2005 Oct. 2008

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  • C11 ActivitiesOversight and sponsorship of two international conferences: ICHEP and Lepton-Photon in alternate years

    Other current activities: WG on Authorship, Final Report submittedIUPAP Young Scientist PrizeFuture IUPAP-C11 sponsored conferences

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  • C11 sponsored conferencesPast Conferences Present, Future

    ICHEP-96 WarsawICHEP-06MoscowLP-97HamburgLP-07DaeguICHEP-98VancouverICHEP-08 PhiladelphiaLP-99StanfordLP-09HamburgICHEP-00OsakaICHEP-10ParisLP-01RomeICHEP-02AmsterdamLP-03BataviaICHEP-04Beijing

    Tradition of more than 40 years

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  • Conference ProgramC11 gives general guidelines for conferences.Recommendation on LP Format (2001)Recommendation on ICHEP Format (2004)

    The organizers and the advisory committees are responsible for the conference program.

    Continuous improvement of conference program needed to adapt to the changing environment of Particle Physics research: Talks are available online with a delay of a few hours.Fewer, larger experiments.Conference talks important for young physicist in large collaborations.

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  • Conference Program: C11 recommendations Revised Concept of International Advisory CommitteeChange membership from year to year. Important to include experts from all fields in particle physics, who are knowledgeable of excellent (young) speakers . Consult extensively with local organizers on program and speakers.

    Attract young participants and speakersFind ways to engage young participants. Especially important for Lepton-Photon, because there are only plenary talks. Poster sessions should be planned and advertised, with invited topics. Award for posters.Talks at major conferences are important for career advancement. Preference should be given to young speakers without permanent positions.

    We need to adapt to changes! Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Contact C11 members!

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  • C11 Working Group on Authorship C11 formed a WG toExamine current practices of authorship in HEP and other fieldsExplore potential modifications and alternativesMembers of the WGVera Lth (chair)Hiro Aihara, Lorenzo Foa, Jacques Chauveau, Dmitrienisov, Hans-Ake Gustafsson, Gregor Herten, Max Klein, Pippa Wells, Jack Sandweiss, Steinar Stapnes, Daniel Whiteson, Taku YamanakaWG report available at:

    Report has been discussed by C11 and approved.

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  • WG on Authorship: RecommendationsPhysics publications, published Scientific Notes, published Technical NotesBelle collaborationEvery eligible author has to declare that he wants to be author of a specific paper (has reduced the no. of authors by 50%).Primary authors can be listed. Great incentive to become primary author. Option to create sub-groups in large collaborations e.g. QCD, electro-weak, b-physics, searches,.. with a reduced number of authors. Whatever measures one introduces the author lists of LHC experiments will never be below a few hundred.

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  • Questionaire on authorship Alphabetic listing of all members. Support Scientific Notes?Only 2 contact authors, others on file. Judgement of Belle practise Neg. impact on career if fewer papers10-20 primary authorsPartition in physics groups also ensures hardware support.Partition in physics groups

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  • Open Access Publishing in HEPMotivation: Journal costs are increasing every year.Public money is used to produce publications. Public money is used to buy publications back. HEP is well organized and could take the lead to Open Access (OA) publishing.

    Questions:Shall HEP use the start of LHC to move to OA journals?Sustainable business model for an OA journal?

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  • Open Access Publishing in HEPAction: Working group set-up at CERN (physicists, publishers). WG Report is available. WG proposes OA journals (sponsored by labs, funding agencies)Publishers intend to convert existing journals to OA if long term funding is secured. C11 supports the transition to OA publishing.

    In agreement with the IUPAP mandate to guarantee free access to scientific results.

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  • IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in PPC11 decided: IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Particle Physics.

    CriteriaOutstanding contribution to PP. Up to 8 years of research after Ph.D.

    Type of prize 1 or 2 recipients every 2 years, given at ICHEP conferences.Prize is a certificate, a medal, $1000 provided by IUPAP. invited talk, waive conference fee (after consultation with conference organizers).Selection Committee will be formed by C11First prize will be given at ICHEP-08.

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  • International Instrumentation ConferenceC11 sees a strong need for an International Instrumentation Conference in Particle Physics sponsored by IUPAP for various reasons:

    Global projects require a truly international conference.HEP methods are being used in other fields (medicine, photon science, astrophysics). An international conference will help to keep the center of activity and competence in our field. Large participation of PP at other instrumentation conferences, e.g. IEEE. It should continue, but it demonstrates the need for a major instrumentation conference in PP. No intention to suppress successful, existing regionally organized conferences on instrumentation.

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  • International Instrumentation ConferenceC11 proposal:

    Discuss with organizers of successful existing instrumentation conferences whether they support the transition to a truly international conference. Clearly a better solution than creating a completely new conference. 2-year cycle of International Instrumentation ConferenceThe intermediate year can be used for existing regional conferences.

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  • Assessment of scientific achievements in PPMotivation:Widely used procedures (publication list and impact factors) not suitable in experimental Particle Physics . Disadvantage for particle physicists in competition with scientists of other fields. Group leaders in PP have difficulties to convince colleagues in other fields that the assessment should be based on more factors: internal notes, talks, letters of recommendations, physics coordinator position, ...

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  • Assessment of scientific achievements in PPGoal: We need a catalogue of objective criteria, transparent to people outside of PP, for the assessment of scientific achievements in large collaborations. Intended for:Decision makers at universities, laboratories, prize committees.Experiments: to adapt their procedures to allow excellent physicists to obtain a track record, which is understood outside PP. Young particle physicists: to have a bench mark for their scientific work. Group leaders in PP: to convince colleagues in other fields.

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  • Assessment of scientific achievements in PPActions:C11 has the intention to address this issue. Not decided yet, how to approach it. One option is to form a working group: members could be particle physicists with experience in selection, promotion, prize committees, young physicists, representatives from large experiments, non - particle physicistWG could collect information: current experience at labs and universities, which criteria have been used successfully? How can this be implemented inside large collaborations? Propose a catalogue of criteria for assessment.

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  • Assessment of scientific achievements in PPnext steps:

    Please send your suggestions or comments to C11 members how we should address this matter and which criteria should be adopted. We should start this effort if we see a clear need and a high chance of success.

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  • Farewell and thanks to Moscow ICHEP 06Excellent and rich physics program. Beautiful facilities, very good technical support and organization.Exciting city. Many thanks to the organizers: V.A. Matveev, A. N. Skrinsky, A.N. Sissakian, V.I. Savrin, G. A. Kozlov and their team.

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  • Lepton - Photon 2007 in Daegu / KoreaSee you next year in Daegu , Korea

    13-18 August 2007

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