Code of conduct
Participants of the LHCP2022 conference are required to comply with the CERN code of conduct: https://diversity-and-inclusion.web.cern.ch/sites/diversity-and-inclusion.web.cern.ch/files/CodeofConductEN.pdf
The policy of the LHCP2022 conference, as for all events sponsored by International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), is that all participants should enjoy a comfortable experience, and that they will treat each other with respect at all times and behave professionally. In case of bad behaviour, including personal harassment, the conference organisers may, after due consideration, take such action they deem appropriate, including warning or expulsion from the conference. If you feel that you have suffered from harassment while attending this conference, please contact:
- Kai-Feng (Jack) Chen: Kai-Feng.Chen@cern.ch
- Cheng-Wei Chiang: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pai-hsien (Jennifer) Hsu: email@example.com
This applies both to the live discussions during the conference sessions as well as in the chat room.
Participants from Russian/Belarussian institutes
Considering measures taken by many institutions, the LHCP2022 conference organisers, with the support of the International Advisory Committee, have agreed to suspend the participation of the institutions located in the Russian Federation and in the Republic of Belarus in the LHCP2022 conference. As a consequence, people employed by these institutions may only participate in the conference activities in a personal capacity, without indication of their affiliation, or, if necessary, with an IUPAP affiliation, subject to approval by IUPAP.
Free Circulation of Scientists
The principle of the Universality of Science is fundamental to scientific progress. This principle embodies freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists, as well as equitable access to data, information and research materials. In pursuing its objectives with respect to the rights and responsibilities of scientists, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) actively upholds this principle, and, in so doing, opposes any discrimination on the basis of such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, or age. IUPAP should only sponsor conferences and events at institutions and in countries that uphold this principle. If scientists are excluded from attending IUPAP-sponsored international conferences by a host institution or country on the basis of any of these factors, IUPAP should register its concern at the highest level of that institution or country, and should not sponsor any future events in that country until such exclusions have been eliminated. [To know more]
Harassment at Conferences
It is the policy of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) that all participants at an IUPAP-supported Conference will enjoy a comfortable experience, and that they will treat each other with respect at all times. The conference organisers will appoint two advisors at the conference who will consult with those who have suffered from harassment and who will suggest ways of redressing their problems, and an advisor who will counsel those accused of harassment. [To know more]
IUPAP resolution regarding international conferences in this time
IUPAP, during the darkest days of the cold war, apartheid and many other difficult political eras over the past 100 years, has always been able to do two things with care and responsibility:
i) Kept open the channels for scientific cooperation across all political and other divides in the hope and expectation that enhanced scientific collaborations are an important means to develop improved understandings between different peoples that contributes to world peace, and
ii) Expressed its concerns about any activity or intervention, including
war, that impacts negatively on our ability to engage scientifically on a global scale and hence impacting negatively on (i) above.
IUPAP has issued its statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine (https://iupap.org/2022/03/01/iupap-statement-on-the-events-occurring-in-ukraine-2022-03-01/) in accordance with (ii) above.