CERN — the European Organization for Nuclear Research


IPPOG is a network of scientists, science educators and communication specialists working across the globe in science education and public 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.

We contribute to global efforts in strengthening cultural awareness, understanding and support of particle physics and related sciences and in developing the next generation of researchers. More specifically, IPPOG’s purpose is to raise standards of public outreach and science education efforts.

Our membership includes a rare mix of scientists and researchers, science educators and explainers from prominent laboratories and institutions engaged in particle physics. Members represent links to several national-level science networks. This constitutes our global network of laboratories, institutions, organizations and individuals all passionate about particle physics. 

Current members come from the 22 member states of CERN, Australia, Ireland, Slovenia, South Africa, the USA, and from DESY, CERN and five of the major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Hans Peter Beck (University of Bern) and Steve Goldfarb (University of Melbourne), IPPOG Chairs



EPPOG was formed in 1997 under the joint auspices of the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) and the High Energy Particle Physics Board of the European Physical Society (EPS-HEPP Board). IPPOG emerged from EPPOG in 2011 after the successful start-up of the LHC to reflect its true international stature.