TeVPA 2017 Conference Invitation

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 TeV Particle Astrophysics conference (TeVPA 2017) will take place in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The dates are August 7-11, 2017. It will be hosted by the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) of The Ohio State University.

Ohio State is one of the largest universities in the US, and a leading research center in physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. Columbus is an active, vibrant city, easily reachable by air. International visitors will find many other nearby institutions that they could visit on the same trip.

We are planning an interesting, rich conference that is also affordable for students and postdocs to come and present their work.

We intend for TeVPA 2017 to be inclusive. If there are significant circumstances that may limit your ability to attend and/or to fully participate in the meeting, please let us know, and we will do our best to help find solutions.

Soon, we will make the scientific program and registration details available. You can always reach us at tevpa2017@osu.edu. For now, save the date!

Local Organizing Committee at OSU:
Katie Auchettl (co-chair)
John Beacom
James Beatty
Mauricio Bustamante (co-chair)
Tim Linden (co-chair)
Annika Peter

International Advisory Commitee:
Felix Aharonian (MPI Heidelberg)
Laura Baudis (U. Zurich)
John Beacom (OSU)
Lars Bergström (Stockholm U.)
Gianfranco Bertone (GRAPPA)
Elliott Bloom (Stanford)
Marco Cirelli (LPTHE, Paris)
Joakim Edsjö (Stockholm U.)
Jonathan Feng (UCI)
Gian Giudice (CERN)
Sunil Gupta (TIFR)
Francis Halzen (WIPAC)
Dan Hooper (Fermilab)
Olga Mena (IFIC)
Subir Sarkar (Oxford, NBI)
Tim Tait (UCI)
Masahiro Teshima (ICRR)
Zhang XinMin (IHEP)

Pre-Conference Mini-Workshops

We want to make TeVPA an opportunity for the community to get together to tackle open problems that require the combined input from different experimental collaborations and theorists.

To help achieve this, we are planning to host a number of informal pre-conference mini-workshop sessions, either on Saturday, August 5th or Sunday, August 6th. Each session would address a particular open problem. Potential topics are, for instance, "the anisotropic sky", "the Galactic Center excess", "high-energy astrophysical neutrino sources", and "UHECR sources"; the list is non-exhaustive. There would maybe be one or two short presentations. Most of the time should be dedicated to discussion and to collaboration within and between different experiments.

Attendees would be a subset of the TeVPA participants that are working on these problems or interested in them. Each session would be made up of members of cosmic-ray, gamma-ray, gravitational-wave, and neutrino collaborations, plus independent theorists. CCAPP would provide meeting rooms, facilities, and coffee breaks.

If you are interested in proposing, attending, or planning a mini-workshop broadly centered on TeV Particle Astrophysics, please contact us at tevpa2017@osu.edu.

Code of Conduct

Adapted from the code of conduct of the JINA Center for the Evolution of the Elements

TeVPA 2017 is a community event intended for networking and collaboration as well as learning. We value the participation of every attendee and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and productive experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the workshop and to abide by the following Code of Conduct. Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is encouraged to speak to any of the conference organizers. Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

TeVPA is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, or religion.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments or jokes related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

The AAS, APS, and SKA Collaboration have produced detailed statements laying out the standards of our community as pertains to bullying and harassment of others. We will follow these guidelines in all conference activities. Full statements can be found on the AAS, APS, and SKA websites.