Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2016
XII Quark Confinement and the hadron spectrum (Confinement12) will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Inaugurated in 1994 in Como, Italy, this series of conferences has become an important forum for scientists working on strong interactions,
stimulating exchanges among theorists and experimentalists as well as across related fields. The twelfth edition of this conference series
will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece) from 29th August to 3rd September 2016 in Makedonia Palace conference centre. Thessaloniki,
founded more than 2500 years ago in the north Greece, overlooking the gulf of Thermaikos, has always been a meeting point for people of
different cultures. Today, a modern city with marks of the past, is an inspiring place welcoming international events and conferences.
May 16-20, 2016
The international conference Baryons 2016 will be held at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
The BARYONS series of international conferences started in 1970 at Duke University, and since then it has been held roughly every
three years in important cities around the world. Following the successful conferences in Osaka, Japan in 2010 and Glasgow, Scotland
in 2013, the next in the series will be held in 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. The conference will highlight the physics of baryons
and related subjects in particle, nuclear, and astrophysics. The main issues to be discussed are our understanding of the structure
and reactions of baryons from the fundamental theory of the strong interaction, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). In particular, the highly
non-perturbative phenomena of quark confinement, mass generation, and spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry will be addressed. Recent
developments of new and forthcoming facilities in the world will also be showcased. We strongly encourage the participation of young
scientists, including students and postdocs.
March 8, 2016
The web page of the Seccion Exterior of the Real Sociedad Española de Fisica has been launched.
You can visit it here
October 12-16, 2015
The workshop Nucleon Resonances: From Photoproduction to High Photon Virtualities will be held at ECT* (Trento)
The workshop will be devoted to the study of the nucleon resonance spectrum and structure as it becomes accessible through the electromagnetic
excitation of the nucleon (EmNN*) in exclusive meson production. It will focus on: (a) the baryon spectrum in exclusive meson photoproduction,
(b) the search for new baryon states in combined studies of exclusive photo- and electroproduction, (c) electroexcited N* states and their structure
at photon virtualities up to 5 GeV2, and (d) the extension of these studies in the near future up to 12 GeV2. This will give us the unique opportunity
to establish the baryon spectrum from experimental photoproduction data under minimal model dependence as well as to explore the complex interplay of
quark-gluon and meson-baryon degrees of freedom in the N* structure and the transition from quark-gluon confinement towards perturbative QCD as it is
revealed in the structure of excited nucleons with different quantum numbers. The workshop will focus particularly on new results from ELSA, JLab, and
MAMI and the development of future strategies, methods, and approaches to extract, predict, and understand the baryon spectrum and its EmNN* photo- and
electrocouplings based on QCD. It will thus address key problems of contemporary hadron physics: dynamical generation of hadron mass by strong interaction
in the non-perturbative regime, dynamical breaking of the QCD Lagrangian symmetries, and the nature of quark-gluon confinement in light baryons. The workshop
aims to strengthen already existing, and to initiate new, international collaborations, particularly with EU research institutions and universities, and to
create opportunities to facilitate and stimulate further discussions and growth in this field.
September 21-25, 2015
The workshop Light-Cone 2015 will be held at INFN Frascati National Laboratories
LC2015 belongs to a conference series that started in 1991 under the supervision of the International Light Cone Advisory Committee and showed, year by year,
to play a vital role in promoting the research towards a rigorous description of hadrons and nuclei, based on Light-Cone quantization methods. A strong relation
with the experimental activity represents an important commitment of the Light-Cone community, with the ambition "to assist in the development of crucial
experimental tests at hadron facilities". To emphasize this goal, the LC2015 venue will be the INFN National Laboratories in Frascati. In anticipation of
opportunities afforded by new facilities, such as the 12 GeV upgrade of Th. Jefferson Natl. Lab, the FAIR facility at GSI, J-PARC, and other facilities around
the globe, we aim to have a scientific program that could have a stimulating impact on the forefront research development of nuclear, hadron and particle physics.
In particular, LC2015 will address the following topics: 1) Hadron Physics in present and future facilities, 2) Nonperturbative methods in quantum field theory, 3) AdS/CFT
- Theory and applications, 4) Light-front field theory in QCD and QED, 5) Few-body problems on the Light Cone, 6) Lattice Gauge Theories, and 7) Relativistic models
of nuclear and hadronic structures.
June 15-17, 2015
The Spanish Hadron Excellence Network celebrates its first meeting at IFIC (Valencia)
The groups included in the Hadron Spanish Excellence Network are deeply involved in the development of some of the Hadronic
Physics most advanced techniques, namely: Effective Field Theories, dispersive approaches, lattice QCD, Regge Theory, or finite density
and temperature formalisms. Still, not all the groups master all these techniques, whereas progress in the field requires the combination
of different formalisms to keep up with the level of excellence. Hence, the purpose of this network is to facilitate the communication and
foster the collaboration within different Spanish Hadron Physics groups, while consolidating the existing research programs. For this purpose,
the network provides financial support to the members of the groups to meet in order to establish or consolidate collaborations, to organize
seminars to present to one group the techniques developed and used by other groups, as well as to organize workshops to introduce all techniques,
where members of all groups may participate, particularly the youngest ones.