Scientific Program

Scientific Program


Conference Sections

Section A: Vacuum Structure and Confinement

    Vacuum configurations (vortices, monopoles, calorons, … ) and other lower-dimensional structures in the QCD vacuum; QCD vacuum wave functionals; eigenmode spectrum of covariant (Dirac, Laplacian) operators, connection to confinement and topology; ghost/gluon propagators and confinement criteria; new analytic approaches to confinement; the chiral magnetic effect; numerical studies of the QCD string; renormalons and power corrections.
    M. Faber (TU Vienna), D. Kharzeev (BNL/Stony Brook U.), V. Petrov (Petersburg NPI)

Focus Subsection:

applications of strongly interacting matter and chiral matter to material science.
    Convener: D. Kharzeev (BNL/Stony Brook U.)


Section B: Light Quarks

    Chiral and soft collinear effective theories; sum rules; lattice; Schwinger-Dyson equations; masses of light quarks; light-quark loops; phenomenology of light-hadron form factors, spectra and decays; structure functions and generalized parton distributions; exotics and glueballs; experiments.
    J. Goity (Hampton U.), B. Ketzer (TU Munich), H. Sazdjian (IPN Orsay), A. Szczepaniak (Indiana U.), H. Wittig (JGU Mainz)


Section C: Heavy Quarks

    Heavy-light mesons, heavy quarkonia, heavy baryons, heavy exotics and related topics: phenomenology of spectra, decays, and production; effective theories for heavy quarks (HQET, NRQCD, pNRQCD, vNRQCD, SCET); sum rules for heavy hadrons; lattice calculations of heavy hadrons; heavy-quark masses determination; experiments.
    G. Bodwin (Argonne NL), P. Pakhlov (ITEP, Moscow), J. Soto (U. Barcelona), A. Vairo (TU Munich)


Section D: Deconfinement

    QCD at finite temperature; quark-gluon plasma detection and characteristics; jet quenching; transportation coefficients; lattice QCD and phases of quark matter; QCD vacuum and strong fields; heavy-ion experiments.
    C. Allton (Swansea U.), P. Arnold (U. Virginia), Y. Foka (GSI, Darmstadt), R. Venugopalan (Brookhaven NL)


Section E: QCD and New Physics

Physics beyond the Standard Model with hadronic physics precision experimental data and precision calculations.

    V. Cirigliano (Los Alamos NL), B. Golob (U. Ljubljana), H. W. Lin (U. Washington), J. Portoles (IFIC, Valencia)


Section F: Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics

Nuclear matter; nuclear forces; quark matter; neutron and compact stars.
    M. Alford (Washington U. in St.Louis), T. Cohen (U. Maryland), L. Fabbietti (TU Munich), A. Schmitt (TU Vienna)


Section G: Strongly Coupled Theories

    Hints on the confinement/deconfinement mechanisms from supersymmetric and string theories; strongly coupled theories beyond the Standard Model; applications of nonperturbative methods of QCD to other fields.
    D. Espriu (U. Barcelona), E. Pallante (U. Groningen), F. Sannino (CP3-Origins), A. Yung (Petersburg NPI)

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