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P5 report presented to HEPAP

May 29, 2008

P5 report presented to HEPAP

The much-awaited P5 report (Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel) was presented today to HEPAP (High Energy Physics Advisory Panel). The slides of the talk (PDF) have been posted online and I'll link to the report itself when it is available.

The report is a strategic plan for US Particle Physics for the next decade. It details what the US particle physics community should do over that timescale under four different funding scenarios.

According to the report, "The scientific priorities have not changed since those reports [EPP2010 and others] appeared, but the context for the scientific opportunities they describe has altered."

The overall recommendations of the report are:

The panel recommends that the US maintain a leadership role in world-wide particle physics.

The panel recommends a strong, integrated research program for US particle physics at three frontiers: the Energy Frontier, using both hadron colliders and lepton colliders to discover and illuminate the physics of the Terascale; the Intensity Frontier, comprising neutrino physics and high-sensitivity experiments on rare processes; and the Cosmic Frontier, probing the nature of dark matter and dark energy and other topics in particle astrophysics.

Detailed recommendations can be read in the slides linked to above.