RHIC SCHOOL 06
WINTER SCHOOL ON
HEAVY ION PHYSICS
Dec. 11 - 13 (Mon - Wed),
J. Zimányi (1931 - 2006)
Invitation to the Zimányi Winter School:
- as of November 10, 2006 -
We would like to invite you to participate in this school that aims to
summarize the developments in 2006 in
high energy heavy ion physics, with particular attention to the
recent Quark Matter conference in China as well as new data emerging from the
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)
This accelerator has been dedicated to collide intersecting
beams of heavy ions in the search for a new state of matter called
quark gluon plasma. Instead of a plasma, the 4 RHIC experiments
reported the detection of a perfect fluid, which became the
AIP Top Physics Story of 2005.
Some of the more recent developments, aiming at determining the
degrees of freedom in this liquid, and the possible relation to
strongly coupled plasmas
will be discussed at great details at our forthcoming school.
Also we plan to discuss the characteristic signatures of
a second order QCD phase transition and a cross-over quark-hadron transition.
As usual, we plan to discuss in detail recent results and advances
on correlations and fluctuations in high energy particle and
heavy ion physics. Furthermore, we will discuss the preparation
of the (Hungarian) heavy ion community for the forthcoming LHC
accelerator and its experiments: 2006 is the last year before the
onset of the LHC. Hungarian teams are preparing for participation
in the ALICE, CMS and TOTEM experiments at LHC. Special colloqium
will be delivered by professor Karsten Eggert, the Spokesman of the LHC
The aims of the school are detailed here.
Locations of the school:
December 12, Tuesday, 2006
at the ELTE University, "Kari Tanácsterem" (to be confirmed) ,
7th floor, Physics Building,
Budapest XI, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/a.
On December 11 Monday and December 13, Wednesday,
the talks will be held at
, or with other words, at the
Auditorium of the
Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian
Academy of Sciences
Building III, 2nd floor,Konkoly-Thege M. u. 29-33,
Budapest XII, Hungary.
Contributed talks: Participants are encouraged
to present their recent results in brief contributed talks.
Please e-mail us your name, institute, the title and a brief abstract
of your contribution, if any.
Participation fee of 10000 HUF (about 40 EUR) will be charged to
the participants. This covers the basic organization costs, the coffee breaks
and contributes to the other expenses of the school. This school will be
partially supported by Hungarian OTKA grants, by NEFIM,
by the exchange programme of the
Hungarian and Czech and Slovak Academies of Sciences,
and by other international exchange programmes.
As a default, participants are expected to solve their housing in Budapest,
and to cover their lunch expenses at the KFKI Cafeterias.
Links to Budapest hotels are provided
However, we have also reserved some hotel rooms
in the nearby Hotel Normafa(****), that are available
for a special price to our guests.
(Note that our previous hotel, Hotel Sunlight, has been closed
down, so the housing expenses are increased as compared to
the expenses of the 2005 Winter School. )
If you are interested in this possibility, please e-mail the organizers.
Students are particularly encouraged to attend the school
(and due to the generous sponsorship of European Physical Journal A, their fee will be waived).
Registration is requested by sending an e-mail to the organizer.
Looking forward to a stimulating and fruitful meeting,
csorgo @ sunserv.kfki.hu
csorgo @ sunserv.kfki.hu
Web-page of the school:
- As of November 29, 2006-