The International Particle Physics Outreach Group (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.
Current members come from the 22 member states of CERN, Australia, Ireland, Slovenia, South Africa, the USA, and from the DESY (Hamburg, DE), and five of the major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
Steve Goldfarb (University of Melbourne) and Hans Peter Beck (University of Bern) are both chairs of the IPPOG. The latter is currently vice-president of the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) and will start his term as president of the SPS next year. Hans Peter Beck is also Privat Dozent at the University of Bern, particle physicist at CERN and member of the ATLAS collaboration that took part to the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.