AAAS 2016 - Megascience Global Projects Seeded in Europe, Asia, and the United States

Marshall East Ballroom (Marriott Wardman Park)

Marshall East Ballroom

Marriott Wardman Park

Washington, DC
This symposium surveys the mechanisms and cross-national platforms that facilitate international science partnerships. It draws its examples from the large-scale high energy physics projects. Highlighted are the CERN model of international collaboration for the Large Hadron Collider; the planned particle physics projects in China: the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) for neutrino physics and the Circular Electron Positron Collider – Super Proton-Proton Collider (CepC/SppC) for collider physics; and the expanded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) model for gravitational physics.
  • Organizer: Maria Spiropulu, California Institute of Technology
  • Co-Organizer: David Gross, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Moderator: Maria Spiropulu, California Institute of Technology
    • 15:00 15:30
      The CERN Model of International Partnership and its Applications 30m
      This talk gives the overview of the CERN framework for global projects, its successful application towards the LHC program and its future adaptation towards the LBNF physics program in the US.
      Speaker: Sergio Bertolucci (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Megascale Physics Projects in China 30m
      This talk will discuss two major future projects planned in China- JUNO for neutrino physics and CepC+SppC, a circular electron-positron collider for a Higgs factory foreseen to be up-gradable to a huge pp collider.
      Speaker: Yifang Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
    • 16:00 16:30
      The LIGO Scientific Collaboration 30m
      The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is a self-governing collaboration seeking to detect gravitational waves, use them to explore the fundamental physics of gravity, and develop gravitational wave observations as a tool of astronomical discovery. The LSC, funded in 1997, has now many hundreds of scientists in 16 countries and forms a successful example of global science engagement and collaboration.
      Speaker: Gabriela González (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA)
    • 16:30 16:50
      Q&A Panel 20m
      Speakers: Gabriela Gonzalez (LSU) , Hitoshi Yamamoto (Tohoku) , John Womersley (STFC) , Marcela Carena (FNAL) , Sergio Bertolucci (CERN)