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14-20 October 2012
America/Puerto_Rico timezone

1st Announcement

Hot Quarks 2012 Workshop - HQ 2012
First Circular

We are pleased to announce that the next workshop in the Hot Quarks series will be held October 14-20, 2012, in Copamarina, Puerto Rico.

The aim of this workshop is to enhance the direct exchange of scientific information among the younger members of the Relativistic Heavy Ion community, both from the experiments and theory. Therefore we especially want to encourage postdoctoral fellows, advanced graduate students, and junior faculty and research staff to apply.

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • QCD at high temperature/density and lattice QCD
  • Initial state effects and Color Glass Condensate
  • Relativistic hydrodynamic and collective phenomena
  • Correlations and fluctuations
  • Jets in the vacuum and in the medium
  • Baryons and strangeness
  • Heavy flavor, dileptons and photons
  • Applications of String Theory and AdS/CFT
  • Experimental techniques and future programs


The format of the workshop is morning and afternoon/evening sessions consisting of short (~15-20 min) presentations.
Each session is followed by a relatively long (~1hr) Question&Answer (Q&A) session.
The KKG Award is presented to the best presentation at the conference. The prize is dedicated to the memory of Klaus Kinder Geiger, who perished in the Swiss Air flight 111 from New York to Geneva in 1998.
Active participation by all is encouraged in the Q&A sessions.
All participants are expected to be present at the workshop premises throughout the duration of the conference.

Ample free time between lunch and the afternoon session and after dinner is planned in order to enhance such informal interactions.

The number of participants will be restricted to <80. Every participant will give an oral presentation.

If you are interested in attending HQ2012 please register through our workshop website at after April 1st. Due to the limited number of participants, and the usually high interest in attending this workshop, speakers will be selected from this list after the specified closing date and notified via Email.

Further details about the program and the workshop venue will also be posted on this web page.

A lively, informative discussion is anticipated at the meeting, leading to progress in advancing the state of the knowledge of relativistic heavy-ion collisions.

Please distribute this email within your collaborations and local groups.


The Hot Quarks Organizers ( Markus Bleicher, Helen Caines, Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez, Rainer Fries, Raphael Granier de Cassagnac, Boris Hippolyte, Andre Mischke, Agnes Mocsy, Hannah Petersen, Lijuan Ruan, Carlos Salgado)