8th CERN Baltic Group General Meeting

Europe/Riga
remote meeting

remote meeting

on Zoom
Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
Description

The General Meeting is a formal body on information exchange, decision and policy making to reach aims and goals of the CBG stated below:

The mission of the CBG is to coordinate policy and actions related to high energy particle physics and accelerator technologies (inter alia big data and computing technologies) within the scientific institutions and universities of the Baltic States and vis a vis CERN.

The main objectives of the CERN Baltic Group are:

  1. Coordination of the Baltic research institutions activities towards CERN and related Collaborations/Experiments;
  2. Strengthening and development of Baltic High Energy Physics community;
  3. Foster cooperation between CERN and local industry in the Baltic States and generate new opportunities via joint research projects and contacts;
  4. Development of the Baltic international multidisciplinary masters/doctoral level study programme in High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies, and related areas.

The main principles of the CERN Baltic Group are: transparency, honesty, sharing and collaboration.

Registration
Participants
Participants
  • Aija Rūse
  • Allan Allik
  • Andris Ratkus
  • Aurelijus Rinkevicius
  • Bahtijors Hasans
  • Brigita Abakevičienė
  • Chrisrtoph Schaefer
  • Dita Arāja
  • Fjodor Sergejev
  • Guntis Pikurs
  • Jevgenijs Proskurins
  • Jérôme Pierlot
  • Kalvis Kravalis
  • Karlis Dreimanis
  • Lauma Muizniece
  • Marcis Auzinsh
  • Maurizio Vretenar
  • Robert Aare
  • Stefan Groote
  • Toms Torims
  • Yury Dokshitser
RTU Center of High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies
    • 1
      Registration of Delegates
    • 2
      Adoption of the agenda
      Speaker: All Representatives
    • 3
      Report on CBG - activities since last General Meeting

      Introduction and brief report on CBG - activities since last General Meeting:
      - CERN Council Members of Baltic Countries - to be invited to these General Meetings
      - New President of the CERN Council and liaison between CBG and Council management
      - Advanced Particle Therapy for Baltics
      - continuation of the close collaboration and coordination with the Baltic Assembly
      - coordination with the Baltic States Ambassadors to UN in Geneva
      - feedback from recent TIARA meeting
      - EU call “Excellence Hubs”
      - Baltic Strategy for High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technology
      - the I.FAST Challenge Based Innovation - opportunities for our students
      - etc.

      Speaker: Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 4
      Estonia - CERN: state-of-play
      • Estonia to propose in writing a new candidate for the CBG Industry Working Group Convenor
      Speakers: Dr Mario Kadastik (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (EE)), Robert Aare
    • 5
      Lithuania - CERN: state-of-play
      Speakers: Dr Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Vilnius University (LT)), Brigita Abakeviciene (Kaunas University of Technology)
    • 6
      Latvia - CERN: state-of-play
      • funding for 2022
      • engaged persons and staff - CERN related
      • doctoral students
      • further strategy
      • CERN relevant projects and further plans
      • FCC
      Speaker: Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 11:45 AM
      Coffee break
    • 7
      Baltic ILO activities and industrial engagement
      • feedback from CERN ILO forum
      • organisation of the CERN Industry Road Show in Baltic States in 12-13 September 2022
      • and Baltic Industry Days at CERN in April 2022
      Speakers: Dr Adomas Jelinskas (ILO Lithuania), Dr Lauma Muizniece (ILO Latvia), Robert Aare
    • 8
      Feedback from September CERN Council - by Council representatives
      Speakers: Bahtijors Hasans (Permanent Mission of Latvia), Robert Aare, Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Vilnius University (LT)), Mario Kadastik (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (EE))
    • 9
      Feedback from September CERN Finance Committee
      Speakers: Lauma Muizniece, Robert Aare
    • 10
      Feedback from September CERN Scientific Policy Committee
      Speaker: Dr Karlis Dreimanis (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 1:00 PM
      Lunch
    • 11
      Update on the work of CBG Study Programme Working Group
      • state of play
      • accepted doctoral students
      • further plans
      • widening of the study program to all the Baltics - discussion: how?
      • Development of curricula for the Master level study programme: High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies
      Speakers: Dr Karlis Dreimanis (Riga Technical University (LV)), Silva Vitola (RTU)
    • 12
      Update on the work of Scientific and Technology Working Group
      Speaker: Dr Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Vilnius University (LT))
    • 13
      Organisational aspects of the CERN Baltic Group Conference 10-12 October 2022, Vilnius, Lithuania

      we shall agree on:
      - dates
      - scope
      - objectives
      - invited speakers
      - organizational committee
      - etc.

      Speakers: Brigita Abakeviciene (Kaunas University of Technology), Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Vilnius University (LT)), All Representatives
    • 14
      Development of the proposal: Baltic Strategy for High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technology

      discussion

      Speakers: Dr Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Vilnius University (LT)), All representatives
    • 2:50 PM
      Cofee break
    • 15
      Organisational aspects of the CERN Baltic School of High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies in Estonia - by TalTech in July/August 2022 (Estonia)

      we shall agree on:
      - dates
      - scope
      - lectures to be invited
      - organizational committee
      - etc.

      Speakers: Fjodor Sergejev (Tallinn university of Technology (TalTech)), All Representatives
    • 16
      Discussion on CGB joint proposal for "Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area" within Horizon Europe Call

      https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/funding/funding-opportunities/funding-programmes-and-open-calls/horizon-europe/widening-participation-and-spreading-excellence_en

      https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/horizon/wp-call/2021-2022/wp-11-widening-participation-and-strengthening-the-european-research-area_horizon-2021-2022_en.pdf

      Speakers: All Representatives, Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 17
      Review of CBG Work Programme and objectives for 2021 - 2022
      Speakers: All Representatives, Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 18
      AOB
    • 19
      Conclusions and closing remarks
      Speaker: Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))