Strategic Workshops

European Particle Physics Strategy Update 2018-2020
European Particle Physics Strategy Update 2018-2020
European Particle Physics Strategy Update 2018-2020

Statement from the European Strategy Group after the Bad Honnef drafting meeting

The drafting session of the European Strategy Group preparing the next European Particle Physics Strategy Update took place in Bad Honnef (Germany) between 21-25 January 2020. After a week of fruitful discussions involving senior figures of European and international particle physics, convergence was achieved on recommendations that will guide the future of the field.

The drafting session marks a key stage of the strategy update process. The attendees of the Bad Honnef drafting session successfully carried out their ambitious task of identifying a set of priorities and recommendations. They built on the impressive progress made since the last update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, in 2013, and the rich input received from the entire particle physics community in the current update process.

The next step in this process will be to submit the document outlining the recommendations to the CERN Council. It will be discussed by the Council in March and submitted for final approval at an extraordinary Council Session on 25 May, in Budapest, Hungary. Once approved, it can be made public.

The European Strategy Group


Physics Briefing Book Input for the European Strategy for Particle Physics Update 2020
Image: CERN-ESU-004
Physics Briefing Book Input for the European Strategy for Particle Physics Update 2020
Physics Briefing Book Input for the European Strategy for Particle Physics Update 2020 (Image: CERN-ESU-004)

The Briefing Book for the 2020 European Strategy Particle Physics Update is now available on the CERN document server:


This report, which presents compact summaries of the inputs submitted to the Strategy update and of the debates that took place during the Open Symposium in Granada, was compiled by the Physics Preparatory Group with the help of many expert contributors. It is the result of many months of dedicated work of the community and of the Physics Preparatory Group, which all deserve very special acknowledgements.

SWICH Workshop photo
  • 2018

Swiss input for the discussion on the European Strategy for Particle Physics

In the first workshop in April, the status of the field was reviewed and discussed. The CHIPP input for the discussion of the ESPP update was then agreed during the second workshop held in September. This document describes the CHIPP position on the ESPP update focused on the scientific issues.
Future Challenges in Particle Physics Education and Outreach
  • 2018

IPPOG for the European Strategy Update

IPPOG, the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, is a collaboration comprising 27 signing member-organizations (countries, laboratories, experiments) whose goal is to maximize the impact of education and outreach efforts related to particle physics.
Particle Physics and Related Topics at the Paul Scherrer Institute
  • 2018

Particle Physics and Related Topics at the Paul Scherrer Institute

Input to the European Strategy process edited by K. Kirch∗, L. Rivkin, C. Ru ̈egg, M. Seidel with contributions from A. Amato, A. Antognini, M. Calvi, R. Eichler,
W. Hajdas, M. Hildebrandt, M. Kenzelmann, B. Kotlinski, A. Knecht,
B. Lauss, S. Ritt, S. Sanfilippo, P. Schmidt-Wellenburg, A. Signer
APPEC Contribution to the European Particle Physics Strategy
  • 2018

APPEC Contribution to the European Particle Physics Strategy

APPEC strongly supports and encourages the prospects of an even stronger synergy between Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology with Particle Physics. Areas of synergy between the above domains are identified: dark matter and dark energy; multi-messenger astrophysics, with the recently achieved discoveries of gravitational waves and the extraordinary opportunities also offered by gamma-ray and neutrino observatories for the exploration of powerful accelerators of the universe; the current neutrino precision program in relationship with cosmology, that promise either an unprecedented confirmation of the two standard models of Particle Physics and Cosmology, or a gate to new physics beyond both. These synergies include R&D on photosensors, cryogenic and vacuum techniques, optimisation of large scale infrastructures (civil infrastructure, vacuum, cryogenics) and of their governance and long-term operation, computing strategies for analysis and handling of large volumes of data, and policies leading to open science. Their development also requires grounding fundamental science within society, including, outreach and education. In view of the above synergies the present document introduces and briefly discusses four recommendations related to the role of PP in i) the dark matter searches; ii) the multi-messenger astronomy,in particular the 3G GW experiments (ET); iii) the neutrino physics; iv) the creation of a European Center for AstroParticle Theory (EuCAPT).
Centre Lowenberg Murten
  • 03.04.2018

SWICH First CHIPP Strategic Workshop 2018

CHIPP Strategic Workshop for the CHIPP ROADMAP planning
Park Hotel, Fribourg
  • 13.09.2018

SWICH Second CHIPP Strategic Workshop 2018

Second CHIPP Strategic Workshop 2018 has been planned to finalise the CHIPP Roadmap
and the document to submit for the CERN European Strategy in Particle Physics
  • 07.06.2016

SWHEPPS 2016: Strategy Workshop on High-Energy Particle Physics in Switzerland

After the successful strategy workshop on astro-particle and neutrino physics (SWAPS 2014), the CHIPP Executive Board has proposed to have a similar workshop on “High-Energy Particle Physics”. This workshop will focus on CHIPP's activities in the so-called Pillar 1 and thus on the HEP frontier and also on the high-intensity and low-energy precision experiments. The workshop also represents an ideal kick-off to prepare a Pillar 1 white paper.
SWAPS 2014
  • 11.06.2014

SWAPS 2014 : Strategic Workshop on AstroParticle in Switzerland 2014

This informal Workshop of 2.5 days will gather the Swiss community working on Neutrinos, Dark Matter and High Energy Astrophysics together with international experts. The meeting will involve theorists and experimentalists.It aims at comparing our approach to address problematics in the field above and it also aims at starting discussions between the cosmology/astrophysics community.
The spirit of the meeting is to look into the next future and on what are the domains of interest to contribute on. The event is supported by SCNAT - Swiss Academy of Sciences and CHIPP - the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics.
  • 16.10.2016

Physics of fundamental Symmetries and Interactions - PSI2016

The workshop focuses on the physics at the low energy, high precision frontier without neglecting complementary approaches. It aims at highlighting present activities and future developments. The Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) itself offers unique opportunities for experiments in this realm: it houses the world's most powerful proton cyclotron and the highest intensity low momentum pion and muon beams and the new ultracold neutron source.