5th CERN Baltic Group General Meeting



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.

  • Aija Rūse
  • Andrius Juodagalvis
  • Aurelijus Rinkevicius
  • Bernardas Šatkovskis
  • Brigita Abakeviciene
  • Christoph Schaefer
  • Elina Grate
  • Fjodor Sergejev
  • Jevgenijs Proskurins
  • Kalvis Kravalis
  • Karlis Dreimanis
  • Laur Järv
  • Marcis Auzinsh
  • Mario Kadastik
  • Thomas Gajdosik
  • Toms Torims
RTU Center of High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies
    • 1
      Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda
      Speakers: All Representatives , Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 2
      Report on CBG - activities since last General Meeting
      • Situation at CERN of today
      • Baltic Physics Teachers programmme 2020 - canceled
      • Accelerator School in Kaunas - canceled
      • CERN industry road show in Baltics and industry days @ CERN - on hold
      • Summer School - questionable - alternatives? virtual/remote?
      • joining TIARA consortium - positive - clear support (especially Scandinavia)
      • outcome of the Baltic Assembly meeting in Vilnius - clear support to CBG
      • Baltic Internship Programme - to build-on
      • Science Gateway @ CERN
      • CMS meeting in Bangkok - positive outcome for CBG initiatives
      • no CMS week in Latvia on 2021
      • Status of Baltic States vis-a-vis CERN - political importance and visibility
      • CBG web presence - insufficient https://www.rtu.lv/en/hep/cern-baltic-group
      • Baltic CERN related industry mapping - only partial sucess
      • very good progress in Study Programme Working Group - see agenda point below
      • excellent work with the Baltic School on High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies organisation and COST funding - see agenda point below
      • EU co-financed CERN related H2020 projects: HITRI and HERTIS pending. Very good CBG success in I-FAST, PRISMAS-MAP, COST
      • good CBG collaboration in development of Tier2 in Latvia - see agenda point below
      • really good and successful work of CBG Coordination Team and CBG Secretariat. Thank you!!!
      Speaker: Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 3
      Chairman and Deputy Chairman elections

      According to MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 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
    • 4
      Estonia - CERN: state-of-play
      Speaker: Mario Kadastik (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (EE))
    • 5
      Lithuania - CERN: state-of-play
      Speaker: Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Cornell University (US))
    • 6
      Latvia - CERN: state-of-play
      • Application Questionnaire for the accession of the Republic of Latvia to CERN as an Associate Member State submitted on February 24, 2020
      • Visit of the President of Latvia to CERN on January 20, 2020
      • State Research Programme approved 2020-2023, 900 000 EUR
      • Study programme under development, first students next year
      • Scientists from RTU in CMS experiment since January 2020
      • Shadow days February 18-20, 2020
      Speaker: Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 7
      Collaboration of CBG Members within the CMS
      • to identify joint interests in the current projects
      • to discuss further plans and engagement with CMS groups
      • CMS Computing Resources Board
      • CMS Phase 2 upgade
      • CMS Working Group
      • CBG CMS Tier 2 and computing
      Speakers: Aurelijus Rinkevicius (Cornell University (US)), Karlis Dreimanis (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 8
      Industry engagement in CERN, CMS and CGB activities
      Speaker: Mario Kadastik (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (EE))
    • 9
      Status of the Baltic School on High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies and discussion
      Speaker: Karlis Dreimanis (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 1:20 PM
      Lunch break
    • 10
      Report of Convener on CBG Study Programme Working Group
      Speakers: Prof. Mārcis Auziņš (LU), Karlis Dreimanis (Riga Technical University (LV)), Silva Vītola
    • 11
      Review of CBG Work Programme and objectives for 2020-2021
      Speaker: Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))
    • 12
      Conclusions and closing remarks
      • sum-up on each of the agenda points
      • Proposal for the 6th CBG meeting - time and place - second half of 2020
      Speaker: Prof. Toms Torims (Riga Technical University (LV))