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. Particle physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. IPPOG brings new discoveries in this exciting field to young people and conveys 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 33 members: 26 countries, 6 experiments and CERN as an international laboratory.
Pedro Abreu (LIP & IST) and Steven Goldfarb (University of Melbourne), IPPOG Chairs
Here is the complete statement from the IPPOG collaboration.
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