MESON2020 – 16th International Workshop on Meson Physics

The Institute of Physics of Jagiellonian University, Forschungszentrum Jülich, INFN-LNF Frascati and Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS Cracow are organizing a biennial workshop to establish closer contacts between experimentalists and theorists involved in the studies of meson production, properties and interaction. The workshop will cover lectures on both experimental and theoretical aspects, in particular the presentation of new results.

The main topics of the workshop are:

  • hadronic and electromagnetic meson production,
  • meson interaction with mesons, baryons, ground state nuclei as well as
    hot and dense nuclear matter,
  • structure of hadrons,
  • precision measurements as tests of fundamental symmetries,
  • exotic systems in QCD,
  • novel approaches in theory and experiment.

The intention is to provide an overview of the present status in these fields, as well as of new developments, and a preview of the forthcoming investigations. This workshop – the sixteenth of the series – will maintain the tradition of the workshops organized since 1991 at Cracow.

Inflationary Reheating Meets Particle Physics Frontier

This conference will bring together experts in cosmology, particle physics, and fundamental theory to address how and when the universe thermalizes following inflation, and the associated particle physics and dark matter phenomenology. Important topics that will be covered include hidden sector model building in the LHC era, thermalization of the universe following inflation, possibilities of post-inflation cosmic history prior to nucleosynthesis, and associated experimental signatures. The conference aims to attract researchers in different areas to develop new directions in model building and establish new experimental paths for probing early universe cosmology and dark matter phenomenology.

Exotic Hadron Spectroscopy 2019

The workshop brings together the nuclear and particle physics communities to discuss the latest developments (experimental and theoretical) in exotic and conventional hadron spectroscopy. It is the third in a series of workshops on this topic, following previous events at the University of Edinburgh. The spectrum of hadrons has become increasingly rich in recent years, owing to ongoing experimental discoveries at both particle and nuclear physics experiments. The properties of known states have been measured with improved precision, and many new states (both conventional and exotic) have been discovered. Often similar states and search methods are discussed separately in the particle and nuclear physics communities, with little interaction between them. This workshop facilitates communication between these communities, with the ultimate aim of improving our understanding of the spectrum of hadrons. A particular focus is new analysis methods and search strategies for current and future experimental facilities (CERN, JLab, Mainz, BESIII, BelleII, PANDA).

TeVPA 2019 – TeV Particle Astrophysics

Quark Matter 2019

Quark Matter 2019 – the XXVIIIth International Conference on Ultra-relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions – will consist of five and a half days of conference, beginning the morning on Monday, November 4, and ending early afternoon on Saturday, November 9. The conference is preceded by a Student Day on Sunday, November 3, at the Science Hall on the campus of Central China Normal University (CCNU).

Quark Matter 2019 brings together physicists from around the world to discuss new developments in high energy heavy-ion physics. The focus is on the fundamental understanding of strongly-interacting matter at extreme conditions of high temperature and density, as formed in ultra-relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions. In these conditions, which also characterised the early Universe, matter appears as a Quark-Gluon Plasma, with quarks and gluons not confined within hadrons.

The scientific topics addressed by this conference are:

  • QCD at finite temperature and baryon density
  • Initial state and approach to equilibrium
  • Small systems
  • Collective dynamics and final state interaction
  • Search for the critical end point
  • Chirality, vorticity and spin polarization
  • Jet modifications and medium response
  • Heavy flavor and quarkonium
  • Electromagnetic probes
  • Quark matter and nuclear astrophysics
  • New theoretical developments
  • Future facilities and instrumentation

Navigating the Swampland

The Swampland program gives general constraints on effective theories to be compatible with quantum gravity, which defines the Landscape of consistent theories, and is quickly gaining command of the fundamental understanding of open questions in particle physics and cosmology, ranging from the hierarchy of fundamental scales in nature, to the origin and final fate of the universe.
Current research surfs over several powerful conjectures, whose riptide deposits valuable implications on the structure of effective theories, their spectrum of particles, their moduli spaces and potentials. Time is ripe to navigate the swampland, collecting these results and conjectures, and weaving them up to unveil fundamental structures in quantum gravitational theories. This workshop plans to gather the leading experts in the field to review our knowledge on the Swampland extension, the underlying related fundamental questions within quantum gravity and string theory as well as possible constraints for particle physics and cosmology.

Quantum fields, knots, and strings

This conference is devoted to relations between quantum field theory and string theory one hand, and mathematical knot theory and random matrix models on the other hand. Surprising connections between these areas of research have been found in last years. In the conference we will summarize important recent developments in this context and try to set the goals for the future research. Topics considered in the conference include: supersymmetric gauge theories, BPS states, topological string theory, integrability, homological knot invariants, matrix models, topological recursion.

ERICE 2019 – International School of Nuclear Physics – 41st Course: Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves, Dark Matter and Neutrinos in Nuclear, Particle and Astro-Physics, and in Cosmology

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together experts and young researchers in the areas of nuclear, particle and astro-physics as well as cosmology and the pertinent interrelations among these fields. The aim is to discuss the current status of the field and to explore future directions, both in experiment and theory. With the recent observation of gravitational-wave signals of black-hole and neutron-star mergers – for the latter in coincidence with electromagnetic signals -, the meeting is particularly timely. The aim is to cover a broad range of topics to elucidate synergies and identify areas of future progress. This should be especially beneficial to the younger participants of the meeting.

In detail, the following topics will be presented and discussed:

  • Binary Star Mergers – the observations of gravitational waves
  • Binary Star Mergers – simulations
  • Binary Star Mergers – nucleosynthesis
  • Direct and indirect Dark Matter Searches
  • Axions – Dark Matter?
  • Dark Matter Searches at the LHC
  • Neutrino Mass from Tritium Decay
  • Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (Majorana versus Dirac Neutrino)
  • Neutrino Mass from electron Capture
  • Elastic Neutrino scattering – COHERENT
  • The Reactor Neutrino Spectrum Anomaly
  • Search for the Cosmic Neutrino Background
  • Neutrinos and Cosmology

NSP 2019 – XII. International Conference on Nuclear Structure Properties

The XII International Conference on Nuclear Structure Properties (NSP2019) will be held in Bitlis, Turkey. The aim of this conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers from all over the world to present their research results and activities in Nuclear Physics and related subjects. The conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish research relations and to find academic partners for future collaborations.

HIAS 2019 – Heavy Ion Accelerator Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Science – 2019

The aim of the Heavy Ion Accelerator Symposia on Fundamental and Applied Science (HIAS) is to provide a forum to bring together researchers to discuss the uses and development of Heavy Ion Accelerators. It is intended that participants include, but are not limited to, instrumentation and accelerator experts, national and international researchers, students and potential user communities.

HIAS 2019 will be organised along the theme of “Applications of Heavy Ions”.

The Symposium program will include both invited talks and contributed presentations in line with the following themes:

  • Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Data
  • Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Applications
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • New Instrumentation for Nuclear Science and Applications
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