France-China Particle Physics Laboratory

France-China Particle Physics Laboratory

Slides for a panel on "Science as an experimentation field" organised in Beijing by the Embassy of France in China.



June 20, 2014


  1. Table  ronde  :  “Le  monde  comme  terrain  d’expérimenta6on” Beijing,  June

     20th  2014 Fabio HERNANDEZ France-China Particle Physics Laboratory
  2. fabio  hernandez CAS/IHEP  Compu6ng  Centre CNRS/IN2P3  Compu6ng  Centre Who

    I am • Computing science background • Senior research engineer, affiliated to France’s National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (IN2P3/ CNRS) • Working in the eld of computing and big data processing for high-energy physics for more than 20 years • Based in Beijing since 2010 at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP/CAS) initially as international expert of French Ministry of Foreign Affairs afterwards as a senior visiting scientist, sponsored by both CAS and CNRS 2
  3. fabio  hernandez CAS/IHEP  Compu6ng  Centre CNRS/IN2P3  Compu6ng  Centre World

    as an experimental platform 3 BES III SuperNovae P. Auger HESS ALICE ATLAS CMS LHCb LHC Planck FERMI AMS ANTARES TREND
  4. fabio  hernandez CAS/IHEP  Compu6ng  Centre CNRS/IN2P3  Compu6ng  Centre Scientific

    research at global scale • High energy physics research Size, complexity and cost of instruments (particle accelerators and detectors) Highly skilled set of large teams to build and operate the instruments and the research infrastructure Long lifetime of experiments (one or more decades) • Teams, instruments and funding are multinational and highly distributed Required coordinated effort to answer speci c research questions 4
  5. fabio  hernandez CAS/IHEP  Compu6ng  Centre CNRS/IN2P3  Compu6ng  Centre 5

    Photo © CERN Large Hadron Collider, CERN
  6. fabio  hernandez CAS/IHEP  Compu6ng  Centre CNRS/IN2P3  Compu6ng  Centre 6

  7. fabio  hernandez CAS/IHEP  Compu6ng  Centre CNRS/IN2P3  Compu6ng  Centre France-China

    Particle Physics Laboratory (FCPPL) • Platform for collaboration between researchers of both countries in particle physics and associated elds astroparticles, cosmology, theory, technology development (electronics, collision detectors, particle accelerators, computing and data processing, …) ~200 members, 30 PhD thesis nished and 14 ongoing • Status: International Associated Laboratory (LIA) of CNRS “laboratory without walls” created in 2007, renewed in 2011, evaluated every 4 years 7
  8. fabio  hernandez CAS/IHEP  Compu6ng  Centre CNRS/IN2P3  Compu6ng  Centre FCPPL

    partners 8
  9. fabio  hernandez CAS/IHEP  Compu6ng  Centre CNRS/IN2P3  Compu6ng  Centre FCPPL

    roles • Main framework of collaboration between France and China in its topics of research stable, lively community: annual workshop attended by 120+ people continuous exchange of researchers, postdocs and PhD students • Funding for cooperation projects annual call for proposals: ~25 projects funded per year selection based on scienti c merit done by laboratory steering committee funding devoted to traveling and meeting expenses, not for equipment annual evaluation of previous year’s funded projects sources: 50% France, 50% China 9
  10. fabio  hernandez CAS/IHEP  Compu6ng  Centre CNRS/IN2P3  Compu6ng  Centre FCPPL

    roles (cont.) • Speci c actions for keeping the collaboration alive CNRS personnel based in China for long duration (4 or 5 years) since 2007 several models of funding involving CNRS, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chinese Academy of Sciences (program for senior visiting scientists) • Fellowship funding sources agreement between FCPPL and China Scholarship Council (CSC) agreement CNRS and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) agreement CNRS and Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) CNRS’ Projet International de Coopération Scienti que (PICS) Eiffel fellowships (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Cai Yuan Pei programme (Embassy of France in China) 10
  11. fabio  hernandez CAS/IHEP  Compu6ng  Centre CNRS/IN2P3  Compu6ng  Centre World-class

    results 11 The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was con rmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider" "Without the worldwide computing, the grid computing, this result today would not have been possible" July 6th, 2012 CERN Director General, Rolf Heuer