About the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5)
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The particle physics community is developing an updated strategic plan for the United States that can be executed over a ten-year timescale, in the context of a twenty-year global vision for the field. The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) is charged with developing this plan under various budget scenarios. P5 is a subpanel of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) that serves both the Department of Energy’s Office of High Energy Physics and the National Science Foundation. The chair of P5 is Professor Steven Ritz from the University of California, Santa Cruz. The P5 process follows directly on the heels of the Snowmass process organized by the American Physical Society’s Division of Particles and Fields. Through the Snowmass process the U.S. particle physics research community identified the most compelling scientific opportunities and the technologies required to seize those opportunities. The Snowmass process culminated in a nine-day-long meeting at the University of Minnesota in July and August of 2013. The final Snowmass reports, expected in November, will serve as input to P5. Please check this page regularly for news and information about P5 activities. There will also be mechanisms for the particle physics community to provide input, documents, and feedback to P5.