Young Physicist Movement
The Snowmass Young Physicist Movement (YPM) is formed around
the idea of providing a conduit for young (untenured) particle
physicists to participate in the forthcoming Community Summer
Study (known as Snowmass on the Mississippi) taking place in
the summer of 2013 in Minneapolis, MN.
The first charge for the YPM will be to facilitate and encourage
young people to get involved with physics studies and meetings in
preparation for Snowmass on the Mississippi. YPM will generate on
online platform as well as an offline network for advertising tasks
that need to be done (and those which are already being done) and
connecting interested YPM members with the relevant frontiers.
The YPM aims to provide a chance to for young physicists to
network and meet each other as well as become known outside of our
particular subfield. To this end, we hope to provide meeting times,
spaces, and topics of conversation leading up to and following the
Snowmass on the Mississippi.
Additionally, YPM will make contact with, and gather
information about, individuals who have recently left HEP. This
information and these peoples experiences would be used to illustrate
the broader (positive) impact members of HEP have on the wider U.S.
after leaving the field as well as serve as a basis for realistic
discussion on the prospects of would-be physicsists to inform their
decisions on career opportunities.