Updated, 1 November 2001: the report of the HEPAP Subpanel is
available at http://fnth37.fnal.gov/hepap.pdf
HEPAP Request for Letters
The letter below was sent to the general SLUO membership requesting
comments regarding the future plans for high-energy physics.
Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:22:18 -0700
From: "Spiller, Fran" <fjk@SLAC.Stanford.EDU>
To: sluolist <sluolist@SLAC.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: FW: Request (fwd)
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 16:45:02 -0400
From: Jonathan Bagger <email@example.com>
Dear Colleague —
The HEPAP subpanel on long range planning has completed the first
phase of its information gathering process. During the past four
months, the panel has heard a series of presentations in Gaithersburg
and at Brookhaven, Fermilab and SLAC. The slides are available on
the panel's web site, at
The next phase will begin with the Snowmass Workshop in July. As
part of that process, the panel would like to invite written comments
from the community. To be most helpful, letters should address the
issues raised by our charge. In particular, we are grappling with
the following questions:
- What is the scope of particle physics?
- What are the most important scientific questions facing the field?
- What tools and approaches are required to address these questions?
- Does the science require a major new facility?
- If so, should the US bid to host it? What are the advantages and
disadvantages? How might the disadvantages be mitigated?
- What are the essential elements of a successful international
partnership? How should it be implemented?
- What is the role of astroparticle physics and cosmology in the field?
- What is the relation between particle physics and other fields of
science and technology?
- What are the important issues facing university groups? What is
their role in the future evolution of the field?
- What are the most pressing R&D goals for accelerators and detectors?
- What does particle physics offer to society?
- What are the contributions of our field to other areas of science
- How do accelerator and detector R&D benefit society?
- What should the particle physics community do differently?
We welcome your thoughts on these questions and the issues before
us, as well as any other comments you might have. Please send your
firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless you request otherwise, your
letter will be posted on our web site.
Thank you for your help in this important endeavor.
Ray F. Cowan
Last modified: Thu Nov 1 11:09:39 PST 2001