The first proton–lead collisions run at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) takes place in Jan-Feb 2013 after a successful pilot run of Sept 2012.
The aim of this ECT* (Trento)
workshop is to discuss experimental and theoretical issues connected to the physics of proton-nucleus collisions at the LHC. The first results obtained by the ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, LHCf and TOTEM experiments will be discussed as well as the future measurements to be carried out. The main topics of the workshop include:
• p–A benchmark measurements for interpreting A–A collisions results.
• Constraints of nuclear parton distributions functions (PDF),
• Small-x QCD and gluon saturation physics,
• Forward physics, diffractive and electromagnetic (ultra-peripheral) collisions,
• Impact of collider p–A measurements for ultra-high energy cosmic rays