ECFA ECR Panel meeting

Holly Pacey (University of Oxford (GB)), Jan-Hendrik Arling (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE)), Valentina Zaccolo (Universita e INFN Trieste (IT))
ECFA ECR Panel meeting
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Introduction by the organising committee: 

  • three spots available as Plenary ECFA delegate, please send your nominations/self-nominations
  • consider to join also the organisation committee
  • End-of-year report will have to be prepared on the activities that we did this year: a draft will be prepared, call for active people to contribute
  • job mailing list?


  • several updates were discussed in the summer plenaries ECFA meetings regarding laboratories, detectors R&D and new ideas for future factories
  • PECFA meeting 16/17 november with new chair nomination + talks on detector R&D etc
  • ICFA seminar at DESY 27.11 -> send ideas about future perspectives in HEP to Lydia (RECFA)
  • country visits are ongoing

Future Collider WG - Armin

  • successful meeting for ECRs at CERN in September with > 100 participants 
    • attention was given also to 
      • environmental impact of new facilities
      • impact on society (costs a cup of coffee per year to each european and the impact on knowledge is huge!)
      • ideas for recycling facilities (was pointed out that in the ~20 years in between last taken data and future colliders one can use the actual detectors in facilities at CERN)
    • muon collider and FCC go hand in hand in the development of technologies
    • not only detectors: reports on feasibility precision measurements were delivered
    • EIC and FCC were also discussed in the point of view of heavy-ion experiments
    • ECRs have primary role in the future colliders shaping + huge interest from everybody involved 
  • WG activities have been presented in different meetings and now a document is to be prepared
  • national events are in preparation

Software and machine learning WG - Marta

  • survey in preparation about software and ML skills needed 
  • plan to organise a school/workshop dedicated to software training and development
  • join mattermost channel and mailing list!

Career prospect and diversity in physics - Holly

  • survey updates, 760 answers were collected!
  • plan for the analysis now ongoing, the document will also include recommendations for the future
  • if interested in contributing join mattermost and mailing list!


  • end-of-year report? Idea to have one person responsible for drafting the different sections about WGs
  • job mailing list? call for volunteers to take responsibility on this activity!
  • next meeting at the end of January where a formal call for PECFA representatives will be done
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    • 10:00 AM 10:20 AM
      Introduction by the organising committee 20m
      Speakers: Holly Pacey (University of Oxford (GB)), Jan-Hendrik Arling (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE)), Valentina Zaccolo (Universita e INFN Trieste (IT))
    • 10:20 AM 10:30 AM
      PECFA/RECFA updates 10m
      Speaker: Armin Ilg (University of Zurich)
    • 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
      Updates from working groups
      • 10:30 AM
        Future Colliders Working Group 15m
        Speaker: Armin Ilg (University of Zurich)
      • 10:50 AM
        Software and Machine Learning for Instrumentation 15m
        Speaker: Marta Anna Urbaniak (University of Silesia (PL))
      • 11:10 AM
        Career Prospects & Diversity in Physics Working Group 15m
        Speaker: Holly Pacey (University of Oxford (GB))
        • Report Part 1 1m
          Speakers: Aleksandra Lelek (University of Antwerp (BE)), Geraldine Rauber (Austrian Academy of Sciences (AT)), Guillaume Max Pietrzyk (IJCLab (Orsay, FR)), Holly Pacey (University of Oxford (GB)), Julia Frances Allen (The University of Edinburgh (GB))
    • 11:30 AM 11:50 AM
      Any Other Business? 20m
      • Input for end-of-year report