ECFA Early-Career Researcher Panel
Following the productive debate ECFA organised in November 2019 in the context of the European Strategy for Particle Physics among about 180 early-career researchers, the creation of a permanent ECFA Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Panel was initiated. The objective of the ECR Panel is for its members, PhD students and postdocs in ECFA countries, to discuss all aspects that contribute in a broad sense to the future of the research field of particle physics. The mandate is available on the ECFA website. At this stage, members of Restricted ECFA are instructed to seek first members of the panel aiming for endorsement at the upcoming Plenary ECFA meeting of 19-20 November 2020.
On 13 July 2020, we welcomed ECFA members for our first meeting after the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics and our first ever Plenary ECFA meeting held entirely by videoconference. In this newsletter, you will find reports on the talks presented including some announcements in response to the updated strategy, as well as two dedicated articles on important activities related to accelerator R&D and future colliders.
Call for venues for the next JENAS event
The many synergies between astroparticle, nuclear and particle physics were addressed in the first Joint ECFA-NuPECC-APPEC Seminar (JENAS) at Orsay in 2019. Based on this success, a call was launched for candidate venues for the next session of this three-day biennial JENAS event. The Joint Seminar is intended to inform our communities about each other's scientific, technological and organisational challenges and opportunities. Proposals should be communicated to the three chairs of APPEC, ECFA and NuPECC, and reach them no later than 21 September 2020.