Meetings: Past and Future

by Patricia McBride
Fermilab, DPF chair-elect

The Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) sponsored a Detector R&D Workshop from October 7-9, 2010 at Fermilab. The goals of the workshop were to survey the detector research and development at national laboratories and universities, identify the areas of detector R&D of interest, and to identify challenges and discuss the future of detector R&D in the U.S. The workshop was served as the start of a series of discussions of the strategy for particle physics detector R&D in the U.S. The agenda for the Detector R&D workshop is available online.

The APS April Meeting 2011 celebrating 100 Years of Sub-Atomic Physics will be held in Anaheim, California from April 30-May 3, 2011. Abstract deadline for the contributed sessions is Friday, January 14, 2011.  There are many exciting presentations planned including a plenary presentation of physics results from the LHC. The winners of the 2011 J. J. Sakurai Prize, recognizing achievements in particle theory and the 2011 Panofsky Prize, recognizing achievements in Experimental Particle Physics, will be honored at the APS April 2011 meeting in Anaheim.

Each year the DPF hosts a “DPF Business Meeting” for Division members to discuss issues facing the DPF community. This year the business meeting will be during the April APS meeting in Anaheim with a followup discussion session at the DPF 2011 meeting at Brown. The DPF executive committee and officers will review news items and current issues before opening the floor to questions and comments. DPF business meetings are a good place to raise your concerns and voice your opinions. We welcome an open dialogue on issues relating to research in Particle Physics. Please come to the Anaheim meeting and speak up!

Brown University will host the 2011 Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields Meeting (DPF2011) in Providence, Rhode Island from August 9-13, 2011. The scientific program will feature new results in experimental and theoretical particle physics and there will be special session on the US Detector R&D program and the U.S. Lepton Collider Detector R&D program. The 2011 Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics will be awarded at this meeting. DPF2011 will be held in the Providence Convention Center and at Brown University. Accommodations will be available on campus and at local hotels near the Convention Center in downtown Providence.

The last DPF Meeting (DPF 2009) was held at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in July 2009.   Proceedings from this meeting have been published electronically through the SLAC Electronic Proceedings Repository .

We are already looking ahead to plans for a DPF Meeting in 2013. If your institution is interested in hosting the 2013 meeting, please contact a member of the DPF Executive Committee.