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Results from the survey on The Future of HEP Ben Kilminster University of Rochester The Young Physicists Panel presents survey design demographics balance & focus globalization outreach building the field physics picking a plan BNL, September 27, 2001
Young Physicists Panel Florencia Canelli, Brian Connolly, Robin Erbacher, Bonnie Fleming, George Fleming, Greg Graham, Deborah Harris, Eric Hawker, Michael Hildreth, Benjamin Kilminster, John Krane, Sabine Lammers, David Toback, Andre Turcot, Mayda Velasco, Gordon Watts, Sam Zeller, Eric Zimmerman (Founding members)
Young Physicists Panel What is YPP ? Group of young people (have neither tenure nor other permanent position) Interested in furthering a positive future for high energy physics Address unique issues of young people Formed in expectation of Snowmass
Survey First project of zero-budget YPP should have a good results-to-cost ratio … Collect data about the issues of HEP from a diverse group of physicists with varied career stages, backgrounds, and research areas. Survey should cover variety of questions from What is the most important physics for the field ? to Is it more important to be near your detector or your advisor ?
Survey Implementation Anonymous web-based survey Mainly multiple choice questions Space for comments Soliciting participants Coincide with first 2 weeks of Snowmass for increased publicity Online news, distribution lists, paper copies Analysis Survey responses converted to ntuples with scripts and ROOT.
Demographics / BNL 30% at Snowmass (365)70% at Snowmass (36)
Plot Conventions Top panel, Americans Bottom panel, non-Americans Young Tenured YoungTenuredTotal Amer non- Amer Total normalized
Physics type / Collaboration Size
Location of work
Balance : Important to have …? Diverse range of experiments Redundant detectors
Balance : Important to …? host Astro- physics promote mix of physicists
Globalization … detectors, supervisors Do we really need to be near the detector?
Globalization… labs, regional centers Regional centers: remote control rooms, (permanent?) video conferencing, data processing
Outreach …to public, govt. 50% willing to get personally involved, 50 % no/maybe
Why choose HEP ? Originally And then
Losing HEP talent ? Why leave? Are we retaining enough talent ?
Most compelling physics
Most compelling physics … BNL
Facilities for new physics
Facility in U.S. ? … BNL Different classification
How to Pick a Plan What has most affected your current opinions of the options for the future of HEP? 1. Talking to colleagues 2. Current work 3. Workshops/conferences 4. Sitting and thinking
How to pick a plan … BNL
How much do you know about…
Do you know enough to decide?
Question #42: Pick a plan We looked at the online material for timelines (we took them at their word) Few options could begin construction within 3-5 years Committing to a plan that takes longer = waiting (we can change our minds) Only listed items that preclude other options ($150M proton driver not listed)
What are the choices … If you had to choose from the following options, which one would you pick: A new e+e- collider (TESLA,NLC,CLIC) in the U.S. soon, with continued research in VLHC, and muon storage ring/muon collider technologies. TESLA in Germany soon, with the goal of a post-LHC higher energy VLHC in the U.S. TESLA in Germany soon, with the goal of an eventual muon storage ring/muon collider in the U.S. Reserve judgment for several years, continue research. Other (specify in the comments section).''
Choose one … Combining the two TESLA options…
Depending on how much you know … Know enough Unsure, or Dont know enough
Choice… by classification of American
Pick a plan … BNL Do you know enough? Pick a plan
Broad Conclusions Young and tenured physicists have similar opinions Continental divide … Lack of permanent positions primary disadvantage to physics career Field is not doing enough outreach Higgs/EWSB clear priorities new facility, but physicists prize a balanced program Given the options we listed, total support for a linear collider is strong (nearly 80%)
What next for YPP? Survey data available online, documentation released (short and long form), hope HEPAP finds it useful Young Particle Physicists chapters Outreach to government, to the public, international issues, young physicist issues Another survey in a couple years? Root trees, paw ntuples, excel format click survey hep-ex BNL – Vivek Jain Boston U. CERN CESR DESY FNAL FSU OSU U. Chicago U. Pitt. U. Wash. Submitted an NSF budget proposal