9th CERN Baltic Group General Meeting

60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F) (CERN)

60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)


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Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))

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.

9th CERN Baltic Group General Meeting
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  • Adomas Jelinskas
  • Andris Ratkus
  • Ants Koel
  • Aurelijus Rinkevicius
  • Brigita Abakevičienė
  • Diana Adlienė
  • Fjodor Sergejev
  • Fjodor Sergejev
  • Guntis Pikurs
  • Jevgenijs Proskurins
  • Jérôme Pierlot
  • Karlis Dreimanis
  • Lauma Muizniece
  • Marcis Auzinsh
  • Robert Aare
  • Silva Vitola
  • Stefan Groote
  • Thomas Gajdosik
  • Toms Torims
  • Veronika Zadin
  • Yuri Dokshitzer
RTU Center of High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies
    • 8:45 AM 9:00 AM
      Registration of Delegates 15m
    • 9:00 AM 9:10 AM
      Opening and welcome to CERN 10m
      Speaker: Jerome Pierlot (CERN)
    • 9:10 AM 9:15 AM
      Adoption of the agenda 5m
      Speaker: All Representatives
    • 9:15 AM 9:45 AM
      Report on CBG - activities since last General Meeting 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 9:45 AM 10:05 AM
      Vote - Chairman and Deputy Chairman elections 20m

      According to MoU Establishing the CERN Baltic Group Annex II CBG General Meeting Terms of References Sub-Article 2.1. The Chairman and Deputy Chairman shall be selected among the Member representatives and elected by simple majority of the General Meeting for term of two years.

      Speaker: all Voting Partners
    • 10:05 AM 10:20 AM
      Estonia - CERN: state-of-play 15m
      Speakers: Dr Mario Kadastik (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (EE)), Robert Aare
    • 10:25 AM 10:40 AM
      Lithuania - CERN: state-of-play 15m
      Speakers: Dr Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Vilnius University (LT)), Brigita Abakeviciene
    • 10:40 AM 10:55 AM
      Latvia - CERN: state-of-play 15m
      Speakers: Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV)), Karlis Dreimanis (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 11:00 AM 11:15 AM
      Baltic ILO activities and industrial engagement 15m
      • feedback from CERN ILO forum
      • update on upcoming CERN Industry Road Show in Baltic States in 25-29 April2022
      • ideas for the Baltic Industry Days at CERN in September 2022
      Speakers: Dr Adomas Jelinskas (ILO Lithuania), Dr Lauma Muizniece (ILO Latvia), Robert Aare
    • 11:15 AM 11:35 AM
      Break 20m
    • 11:35 AM 11:50 AM
      Feedback from March '22 CERN Council and Finance Committee - by Council representatives 15m
      Speakers: Bahtijors Hasans, Robert Aare, Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Vilnius University (LT)), Mario Kadastik (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (EE))
    • 11:55 AM 12:05 PM
      Feedback from March '22 CERN Scientific Policy Committee 10m
      Speaker: Dr Karlis Dreimanis (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 12:10 PM 12:20 PM
      Report of Convener: CBG Study Programme Working Group 10m
      Speakers: Dr Karlis Dreimanis (Riga Technical University (LV)), Silva Vitola (RTU)
    • 12:20 PM 12:30 PM
      Report of Convener: CBG Scientific and Technology Working Group 10m
      Speakers: Dr Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Vilnius University (LT)), Karlis Dreimanis (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 2:00 PM 2:20 PM
      Proposal for CBG concept-paper: Advanced Particle Therapy Center for the Baltic States 20m
      • update on the on-going activities
      • stakeholder engagement
      Speaker: Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 2:20 PM 2:35 PM
      Update on the CERN Baltic School of High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies - Estonia, Saaremaa, August 8–12, 2022 15m

      Sorry, I have to leave the meeting.

      Regarding the Summer School agenda point:

      Things are moving along at a steady pace.
      We have identified the interested parties and sponsors, confirmed the final list of lecturers.

      Currently, we are in hold, to accumulate
      - the last feedback for poster before we can go public
      - and first input to make the precise schedule.

      As a satellite event, we foresee public outreach lectures.
      We have preliminary interest shown by
      Dr. Edward Laane, Head of Kuressaare hospital
      Prof. Sergei Nazarenko, The North Estonia Medical Centre / TalTech
      Also, Maurizio, and likely Toms, will be on site.
      So I am hoping for some additional fruitful exchange of thoughts.

      So overall things are going along quite nicely.

      I have the Estonian organizational team (incl. V.Zadin) for my immediate help,
      and of course the whole CBG as the advisory board if need be.

      Hopefully, very soon, we can already collect the
      of first letters from the candidate students!


      Speakers: Erki Kärber (TalTech), Fjodor Sergejev (Tallinn university of Technology (TalTech))
    • 2:35 PM 2:50 PM
      Update on the CERN Baltic Group Conference - Lithuania, Vilnius, 10-12 October 2022 15m


      Speakers: Brigita Abakeviciene, Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Vilnius University (LT))
    • 2:50 PM 3:10 PM
      Discussion and Vote: status of the CBG Groups 20m
      • Creation of the Advanced Particle Therapy Center in the Baltic States Working Group and election of Convener
      • Termination of the Industry Group within the CBG - all Baltic Countries are having ILO's appointed and cooperations is ongoing successfully. There is no need anymore to keep it under auspices of CBG. Still, ILO's to be invited to participate in all CBG meetings and to lease with CBG as previously.
      Speaker: All participants/ Voting members
    • 3:10 PM 3:30 PM
      Introduction of the new members to CBG and vote on the admittance 20m
      • Lithuanian Energy Institute
      • Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
      • Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
      • Daugavpils University, Latvia
      Speakers: All Voting Partners, Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 3:30 PM 3:45 PM
      Cofee break 15m
    • 3:45 PM 4:05 PM
      Presentation of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG) 20m

      IPPOG is a network of scientists, science educators and communication specialists working across the globe in informal science education and outreach for particle physics. Particle physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. IPPOG brings new discoveries in this exciting field to young people and conveys to the public that the beauty of nature is indeed becoming understandable from the interactions of its most fundamental parts - the elementary particles.

      • CBG and IPPOG collaboration possibilities
      • TIER III simulation tool for schools

      Vote on participation

      Speakers: Pedro Abreu (LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (PT)), Steven Goldfarb (University of Melbourne (AU))
    • 4:10 PM 4:30 PM
      Review of CBG Work Programme and objectives for 2021 - 2022 20m
      Speakers: All Representatives, Elected Chair
    • 4:30 PM 4:50 PM
      AOB 20m
    • 4:50 PM 5:00 PM
      Conclusions and closing remarks 10m
      Speaker: Elected Chair