The International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG)
IPPOG is a network of scientists, science educators and communication specialists working across the globe in informal science education and outreach for particle physics. Our goal is to bring new discoveries in this exciting field to young people and to convey to the public that the beauty of nature is indeed becoming understandable from the interactions of its most fundamental parts - the elementary particles.
The IPPOG collaboration comprises 37 members (30 countries, 6 experiments and CERN as an international laboratory) and 2 associate members.
Pedro Abreu (LIP & IST) and Steven Goldfarb (University of Melbourne), IPPOG Chairs
To educate and enthuse 9-12 year olds in the world of Particle Physics and general science exploration.
A clever animation explaining what the Higgs Boson is and how the LHC will find it (if it exists).
To improve scientists' presentation and public speaking skills
To increase enthusiasm and basic understanding of physics among a general audience
To raise school children's awareness of and enthusiasm for the world of physics and life as a physicist