Canadian Subatomic Physics Long-Range Plan provides road map for success

April 13, 2022 — Astrophysics News

The Subatomic Physics Long-Range Plan Committee, in consultation with the Canadian subatomic physics community, has developed a road- map for continued success over the period 2022–2026, with an outlook to 2036.  

This report, the Canadian Subatomic Physics Long-Range Plan 2022–2026, is the latest in a series of plans developed on a five-year cycle that guide the progress of subatomic physics research in Canada. 

The goals of this planning process include the identification of critical science questions driving the field with a fifteen-year outlook, the associated opportunities for Canada, and the high priority projects that the community can pursue to address the science goals. 

The aim of the report is to present a realistic and community-supported vision for Canadian subatomic physics over the coming years. The report also articulates the funding and other technical support required to achieve the goals and to present opportunities for the community to enhance its processes, inclusivity, training and outreach. 

The planning process was jointly supported by the Institute of Particle Physics (IPP), the Canadian Institute of Nuclear Physics (CINP), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

The full long-range report, a shorter overview, and links to previous reports are available at