Presentation on theme: "Results from the survey on The Future of HEP"— Presentation transcript:
1Results from the survey on The Future of HEP The Young Physicists Panel presentsResults from the survey on The Future of HEPsurvey designdemographicsbalance & focusglobalizationoutreachbuilding the fieldphysicspicking a planBen KilminsterUniversity of RochesterBNL, September 27, 2001
2Young Physicists Panel (Founding members)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
3Young 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 physicsAddress unique issues of young peopleFormed in expectation of SnowmassUnique issues could be things like: will there be enough jobs for us? – will it take 10 years to get a PhD?
4SurveyFirst 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 questionsfromWhat is the most important physics for the field ?toIs it more important to be near your detector or your advisor ?
5Survey Implementation Anonymous web-based surveyMainly multiple choice questionsSpace for commentsSoliciting participantsCoincide with first 2 weeks of Snowmass for increased publicityOnline news, distribution lists, paper copiesAnalysisSurvey responses converted to ntuples with scripts and ROOT.
6Demographics / BNL30% at Snowmass (365)70% at Snowmass (36)
27Question #42: Pick a planWe 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)
28What 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).''
32Pick a plan … BNL“Do you know enough?”Pick a plan
33Broad Conclusions Young and tenured physicists have similar opinions Continental divide …Lack of permanent positions primary disadvantage to physics careerField is not doing enough outreachHiggs/EWSB clear priorities ® new facility, but physicists prize a balanced programGiven the options we listed, total support for a linear collider is strong (nearly 80%)
34What next for YPP?Survey data available online, documentation released (short and long form), hope HEPAP finds it usefulYoung Particle Physicists chaptersOutreach to government, to the public, international issues, “young physicist” issuesAnother survey in a couple years?BNL – Vivek JainBoston U.CERNCESRDESYFNALFSUOSUU. ChicagoU. Pitt.U. Wash.Root trees, paw ntuples, excel formatclick “survey”hep-exSubmitted an NSF budget proposal