Speaker information

  • The PIC conference consists of a series of review talks covering the most important current research in all fields of experimental high energy physics. Speakers are expected to present a complete review of a particular research topic rather than concentrating exclusively on results from their own experiment or research project.
  • When closely related topics are presented by different speakers, speakers are expected to coordinate presentations so as to maximize coverage and minimize duplication.
  • This is not a topical conference and speakers should address physicists working in other HEP research areas. Therefore specialized jargon should be avoided and terminology clearly defined. Also, it is expected that speakers do not neglect the pedagogical aspect of a presentation -- they are chosen both for their expertise in the field and their ability to give high-quality talks.
  • Since these are review talks, it is impossible to present all research details. It is more important to clearly transmit the "big picture" than to rush through many technical details.
  • It is appropriate and desirable to present a brief introduction to the research topic, mentioning past work and showing the importance of new results.
  • Good clear summaries are useful at the end of the talk, with a discussion of the significance of the research for the broad field of high-energy physics.