Un nuovo sito Interactions.Org

   la collaborazione Interactions che raggruppa i maggiori
 laboratori di HEP  nel mondo e di cui Frascati e' membro ha annunciato
 ieri, nel corso della Lepton Photon Conference a Fermilab,
 la nascita del sito Interactions.org. Vi invito a visitarlo e a fornire
 commenti, allego testo del comunicato stampa di Fermilab.

 stefano bianco

August 12, 2003

Press Contacts:
James Gillies, CERN, +41-22-76-74101,  James.Gillies@cern.ch 
Petra Folkerts, DESY, +49-40-8998-3616 petra.folkerts@desy.de 
Judy Jackson, Fermilab, 630-840-3351, jjackson@fnal.gov
Barbara Gallavotti, INFN (Rome), +39-06-68400308, barbara.gallavotti@presid.infn.it  
Mieke van den Bergen, Interactions, +31 641 51 2999,  bergen@interactions.org 
Youhei Morita, KEK, +81 29 879 6046, youhei.morita@kek.jp 
Neil Calder, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 650-926-8707, Neil.Calder@SLAC.Stanford.edu


For immediate release 

World's Particle Physics Laboratories Join To Create New Communication Resource

www.interactions.org  Goes Live

Batavia, Ill.—The worldwide particle physics community today
 (August 12) launched Interactions.org, a new global, Web-based 
resource developed to provide news, high-quality imagery, 
video and other tools for communicating the science of particle physics.

“The Web site, found at  www.interactions.org, provides 
 newswire with the latest developments in particle physics 
and related fields, as well as links to current particle physics 
news from the world's press,” said Communications Director Petra Folkerts 
of the DESY laboratory in Hamburg, Germany. 
“It offers high-resolution photos and graphics from the world’
s particle physics laboratories and links to education and outreach programs.”
The site also presents timely information about science 
policy and funding; links to universities; a glossary and a conference calendar.

“Interactions.org was developed and is jointly maintained
 by the InterAction collaboration,” said deputy Communications
 director Youhei Morita, of KEK laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan. 
“Our collaboration represents the communication staffs of all the world's 
particle physics laboratories. The new site responds to the 
growing demand for information and images from particle physics 
laboratories in Europe, North America and Asia.” 

The group pooled experience and resources to create a centralized Web site.  

“Already we have hundreds of journalists, researchers and 
policy-makers using Interactions.org on a daily basis,”
 said James Gillies, head of the Education and Communication Group 
at  the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. “This outstanding collectin
 of materials represents the combined efforts of communications 
professionals from around the world.” 

InterAction collaborators said the current Web site is only the beginning.

“Interactions.org will give the media, the science community,
 policy makers, funding agencies, students, and teachers the tools 
to better understand and communicate the nature and value of 
particle physics research and its connections to other fields of s
cience,” said Judy Jackson, Public Affairs director at
 Fermilab near Chicago. 
Physicist and communicator Stefano Bianco of INFN Frascati 
Laboratory, near Rome, said that users of interactions.org will 
find current information about the status of initiatives, people 
and facilities involved not only in particle physics but also in ot
her related fields, and not only in one country but across the globe.
“Global collaboration is the foundation of success in this era
 of particle physics research,”  Neil Calder, Director of Communication
s for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto, 
California. “Interactions.org will help facilitate that teamwok.”

Interactions.org Contributing Members include:
The American Physical Society (APS)
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL)
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
INFN: Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) 
INFN: Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF)
Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules (IN2P3)
Institute for High-Energy Physics, Protvino (IHEP)
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF)
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna (JINR)
Laboratory for Elementary -Particle Physics at Cornell University (LEPP)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)
Saclay Physics Institute
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)