WPCF 2013 - IX Workshop on Particle Correlations and Femtoscopy

Acireale (Catania), Italy

Acireale (Catania), Italy

San Biagio Resort, Via Guido Gozzano, 2 - 95024 Acireale (CT), Italy
Giuseppe Verde
WPCF 2013 – IX Workshop on Particle Correlations and Femtoscopy

We are pleased to announce the upcoming IX Workshop on Particle Correlations and Femtoscopy, WPCF 2013. The workshop will be held in the Sicilian town of Acireale (Italy), near Catania, on Nov 5-8, 2013. The meeting is organized by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Catania and Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS) and by the Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia of the University of Catania.
Scientific information and topics
This event follows the tradition of previous editions by bringing together experts and other interested researchers in the field of particle-particle correlations and “femtoscopy” in nuclear and particle physics. The topics covered by the WPCF workshop concern dynamical and thermo-dynamical properties of emitting sources produced in heavy-ion collisions, including links to phase transitions and equation of state properties. Moreover, two- and multi-particle correlation measurements provide tools to reveal the existence of new resonances (both at high and at low energies) and phenomena such as nuclear clusters and molecules and spectroscopic properties of unbound states.
The scope of the meeting will include correlation and femtoscopy research at RHIC/LHC energies and at low and intermediate energies as well.
  • Femtoscopy at RHIC and LHC: links to QGP physics
  • Femtoscopy in A+A, p+p , p+A and e+-e- collisions at relativistic energies
  • Femtoscopy at intermediate energies: links to the EoS of asymmetry nuclear matter
  • Charge fluctuations and correlations
  • Fluctuation in initial conditions
  • Collective flow and correlations
  • Resonance decays at RHIC and LHC
  • Resonance decay spectroscopy in low and intermediate energy reactions
  • Correlations, cluster states, nuclear molecules and production of boson condensates in nuclei
  • New methods and facilities
These topics will be covered with invited and contributed talks, selected from received abstracts. Participation and abstract submission by students and postdocs are strongly encouraged. More details on the program will be provided on the second circular and on the conference web site, http://www.ct.infn.it/wpcf2013.

Sessions and conveners:
  • Femtoscopy for widely varying systems A. Chbihi (GANIL, France), A. Kisiel (WUT, Poland), S. S. Padula (UNESP, Brazil), E. Sarkisyan-Grinbaum(UTA, USA/CERN, Switzerland)
  • Balance functions, charge correlations, isospin separation and diffusion P. Danielewicz (MSU, USA), S. Pratt (MSU, USA), S. Yennello (TAMU, USA)
  • Entrance channel effects on final-state anisotropies E. Greco (Un. Of Catania/INFN-LNS, Italy), B.A. Li (TAMU Commerce, USA), R. Snellings (Utrecht Univ., Netherlands)
  • Spectroscopy or Femtoscopy? Primordial versus final-state correlations M. Freer (Univ. of Birmingham, M.A. Lisa (OSU, USA), R. Nania (INFN-BO), M. Sumbera (ASCR, Czech Rep.)
  • Perspective facilities and detectors M. Bleicher (FIAS, Germany), D. Miskowiec (GSI, Germany), A. Pagano (INFN-CT)
Workshop site and venue to Acireale
The meeting will be held at the San Biagio Resort, located in the baroque town of Acireale, near the Etna volcano and the city of Catania (Italy). Acireale is located on the coastline of Catania (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acireale). Acireale can be easily reached by train or by bus from downtown Catania. Catania airport is well connected to all main Italian and European hubs. Transportation and accommodation details will be provided on the second circular and on the conference website. A number of single rooms (80 Euros per night including breakfast) and double rooms (90 Euros per night hosting two guests and including breakfast) are available at the same location of the conference sessions (San Biagio Resort Hotel). These rooms may already be booked on the conference web site using the hotel reservation link.
Organizing committees
International Advisory Committee (IAC): M. Bleicher (ITP & FIAS Un. of Frankfurt, Germany), W. Broniowski (IFJ PAN and UJK, Poland), P. Christakoglou (NIKHEF, Netherlands), T. Csorgo (Budapest, Hungary), P. Danielewicz (MSU, USA), W. Florkowski (IFJ PAN and UJK, Poland), Y. Foka (CERN, Switzerland), M. Freer (Birmingham, UK), T. Humanic (OSU, USA), A. Kisiel (WUT, Poland), R. A. Lacey (Stony Brook, USA), R. Lednicky (Dubna, Russia), M. A. Lisa (OSU, USA), D. Miskowiec (GSI, Germany), R. Nania (INFN-Bologna), S. S. Padula (UNESP, Brazil), J. Pluta (WUT-Krakow, Poland), A. Pagano (INFN-Catania, Italy), S. Pratt (MSU, USA), Y. Sinyukov (BTPI-NAS, Ukraine), R. Snellings (Utrecht Univ., Netherlands), M. Sumbera (ASCR, Czech Rep.), G. Verde (INFN-Catania Italy), S. Voloshin (WSU, USA), B. Zajc (Columbia Univ., USA)

Chair: G. Verde (INFN-Sez. di Catania)

Local Committee: C. Agodi (INFN-LNS), E. De Filippo (INFN-Sez. di Catania), L. Francalanza (Univ. of Catania, INFN-LNS), V. Greco (Univ. of Catania, INFN-LNS), T. Minniti (Univ. of Catania), E.V. Pagano (Univ. of Catania, INFN-LNS), S. Pirrone (INFN-Catania), P. Russotto (INFN-Catania)
Registration and abstract submission
The registration fee of 220 Euros will cover coffee breaks, lunches, the social dinnerdinner and expenses for administration, conference hall and presentation equipment. The fee will be reduced to 140 Euros for students. 

Important dates:
- June 15, 2013: Abstract submission and registration open
- September 30, 2013: Deadline for registration and abstract submission
Contacts and information
​More information about the WPCF-2013 can be found on the following
web site: http://www.ct.infn.it/wpcf2013. 
For further questions and information please contact the organizing committee by email at

      We look forward to meeting you in Acireale!
  • Abdou Chbihi
  • Adam Kisiel
  • Aditya Nath Mishra
  • Alberto Grasso
  • Aleksandra Cvetinović
  • Alessia Di Pietro
  • Alis Rodriguez Manso
  • Angela Badala
  • Angelo Pagano
  • Antonio Trifirò
  • Bernard Borderie
  • Betty Tsang
  • Carlos Pajares
  • Christian Lang
  • Christina Markert
  • Christopher Plumberg
  • Clementina Agodi
  • concettina maiolino
  • Cristina Tuvè
  • Danuce Dudek
  • Dariusz Miskowiec
  • Dhevan Gangadharan
  • Diego Gruyer
  • Emanuele Vincenzo Pagano
  • Enrico De Filippo
  • Fabrizio Miano
  • Francesca Rizzo
  • Francesco Noferini
  • Gabriele Coci
  • Gaetano Lanzalone
  • Gary Westfall
  • Giacomo De Angelis
  • Giacomo Randisi
  • giuseppe cardella
  • Giuseppe POLITI
  • Giuseppe Verde
  • Grigory Nigmatkulov
  • Grzegorz Stefanek
  • Grzegorz Wilk
  • Hanna Zbroszczyk
  • Hidetoshi Akimune
  • Ilya Selyuzhenkov
  • Ioannis Bouras
  • Iurii Karpenko
  • Jai Salzwedel
  • Jorge Mercado
  • Katarzyna Grebieszkow
  • Katarzyna Poniatowska
  • Kris Hagel
  • Laszlo Jenkovszky
  • Laura Fabbietti
  • Laura Francalanza
  • Lauren Heilborn
  • Lee Sobotka
  • Leonard Re
  • Leonardo Tinti
  • Livio Bianchi
  • Lucia Quattrocchi
  • Lucrezia Auditore
  • Lukasz Graczykowski
  • M. Elena Tejeda-Yeomans
  • Maciej Pawel Szymanski
  • Maciej Rybczynski
  • Malgorzata Anna Janik
  • Marcus Bleicher
  • Marina Trimarchi
  • Marlène Assié
  • Martin Freer
  • Martin Girard
  • Massimiliano Battello
  • Massimo Papa
  • Mate Csanad
  • Matthew Steinpreis
  • Michael Lisa
  • Miguel Marques
  • Mircea Dan Cozma
  • Moritz Greif
  • Nicolas Borghini
  • Nunzia Martorana
  • Oleg Lysenko
  • Oliver Arnold
  • Panos Christakoglou
  • Paolo Russotto
  • Payal Mohanty
  • Petr Chaloupka
  • Qingfeng Li
  • Quan Wang
  • Rafał Najman
  • Raimond Snellings
  • Ramni Gupta
  • Richard Lednicky
  • Robert Astalos
  • Robert Vertesi
  • Roman Planeta
  • rosario nania
  • Rudy Marty
  • Salvatore Plumari
  • Sandeep Chatterjee
  • Sandra S. Padula
  • Sandro Bjelogrlic
  • Sara Pirrone
  • Scott Pratt
  • Sebastiano Spinali
  • Stefano Calì
  • Sunil Manohar Dogra
  • Takafumi Niida
  • Tamas Csörgő
  • Thomas Humanic
  • Thomas Lilienkamp
  • Triestino Minniti
  • Tzanka Kokalova
  • Vera Loggins
  • Vincenzo Greco
  • Volha Charviakova
  • Volodya Konchakovski
  • Wojciech Broniowski
  • Wojciech Florkowski
  • Yinghua Pan
  • Yogiro Hama
  • Yuriy Sinyukov
  • Zbigniew Wlodarczyk
  • Zhi-Gang Xiao
    • 09:00 09:10
      Welcome address 10m
    • 09:10 13:10
      Session 1: Femtoscopy for widely varying systems & Session 5: Perspective facilities and detectors
      • 09:10
        Femtoscopic aspects of FSI, resonances and bound states 30m
        Speaker: R Lednicky (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia)
      • 09:40
        Femtoscopy for widely varying systems 25m
        Speaker: H. Zbroszczyk (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
      • 10:05
        Cluster states and correlations in light nuclei 30m
        Speaker: M. Freer (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
      • 10:35
        Particle-Fragment correlations at intermediate energies 25m
        Speaker: A. Chbihi (GANIL, France)
      • 11:00
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 11:30
        Source functions in heavy-ion collisions and p-Lambda scattering lengths 30m
        Speaker: Y. Sinyukov (Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ukraine)
      • 12:00
        Coulomb chronometry to probe the decay mechanism of hot nuclei 25m
        Speaker: D. Gruyer (GANIL France)
      • 12:25
        Effects on dynamics and thermo-dynamics in nuclear reactions on the symmetry energy 20m
        Speaker: E. De Filippo (INFN Sezione di Catania, Italy)
      • 12:45
        The SPES project 25m
        Speaker: G. De Angelis (INFN-LNF, Italy)
    • 13:10 14:40
      Lunch break 1h 30m
    • 14:40 19:15
      Session 3: Entrance channel effects on final-state anisotropy
      • 14:40
        Anisotropic flow: past, present and future 30m
        Speaker: R. Snellings (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
      • 15:10
        Measurements of the event shapes and underlying event in pp collisions at 7 TeV 30m
        Speaker: R. Astalos (Comenius University, Slovakia)
      • 15:40
        The elliptic flow and the shear viscosity of the QGP within a kinetic approach 25m
        Speaker: S. Plumari (University of Catania, Italy)
      • 16:05
        Dihadron correlations and azimuthal anisotropy harmonics in pPb and PbPb at CMS 25m
        Speaker: S.S. Padula (UNESP - Instituto de Fisica Teorica, Brazil)
      • 16:30
        Inclusive hadron production in pp and p-Pb collisions from CMS 20m
        Speaker: S. M. Dogra (UNESP - Instituto de Fisica Teorica, Brazil))
      • 16:50
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 17:20
        Imaging the internal structure of protons with diffraction at LHC 30m
        Speaker: T. Csörgő (Wigner RCP, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
      • 17:50
        Density correlations in the Glauber model 25m
        Speaker: W. Broniowski (Jan Kochanowski University, Poland)
      • 18:15
        Measurements of flow in PbPb collisions at CMS 20m
        Speaker: Q. Wang (University of Kansas, USA)
      • 18:35
        Directed flow of charged particles at mid-rapidity relative to the spectator plane measured by ALICE 20m
        Speaker: I. Selyuzhenkov (EMMI/GSI, Germany)
      • 18:55
        STAR's measurement of directed flow in the Beam Energy Scan at RHIC 20m
        Speaker: M.A. Lisa (Ohio State University)
    • 08:45 11:20
      Session 4: Spectroscopy or Femtoscopy? Primordial versus final-state correlations
      • 08:45
        Correspondence between femtoscopy and resonance emission 25m
        Speaker: M.A. Lisa (Ohio State University)
      • 09:10
        Contribution of FSI formation of narrow resonances to femtoscopic measurements 25m
        Speaker: P. Chaloupka (Czech Technical University in Prague)
      • 09:35
        Hadronic resonances in heavy ion collisions 30m
        Speaker: Christina Markert (University of Texas)
      • 10:05
        Hadronic resonances in ALICE 25m
        Speaker: A. Badalà (INFN - Sezione di Catania)
      • 10:30
        Inclusive J/psi production in Pb-Pb collisions with the ALICE at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: L. Bianchi (INFN - Sezione di Torino & CERN)
      • 10:50
        coffee break 30m
    • 11:20 13:10
      Session 1: Femtoscopy for widely varying systems
      • 11:20
        wo-particle correlations at small relative momenta in collisions of Al+Al and Ni+Ni at 1.9A GeV 25m
        Speaker: V. Charviakova (University of Warsaw)
      • 11:45
        Measuring two-particle correlations with HADES 25m
        Speaker: O. Arnold (Excellence Cluster Universe)
      • 12:10
        Flow and femtoscopy at RHIC Beam Energy Scan in a viscous hydro+cascade model 20m
        Speaker: I. Karpenko (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)
      • 12:30
        Source imaging in RHIC 200 GeV Au+Au collisions 20m
        Speaker: R. Vertesi (Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
      • 12:50
        Pion-kaon femtoscopy for Au+Au collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 39GeV from Beam Energy Scan program at STAR 20m
        Speaker: K. Poniatowska (Warsaw University of Technology)
    • 13:10 14:40
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 14:40 17:10
      Session 4 : Spectroscopy or Femtoscopy? Primordial versus final-state correlations
      • 14:40
        Correlations at the limits of nuclear existence 30m
        Speaker: M. Marques (LPC-Caen)
      • 15:10
        The nuclear break-up: a tool to probe correlations in nuclei 25m
        Speaker: M. Assie (Institut de Physique Nucléaire)
      • 15:35
        High resolution continuum spectroscopy of light nuclei 25m
        Speaker: L. Sobotka (Washington University)
      • 16:00
        nvariant mass spectroscopy of light neutron-unbound systems 20m
        Speaker: G. Randisi (IKS KU Leuven)
      • 16:20
        Imaging two-proton dynamical sources at intermediate energies 20m
        Speaker: T. Minniti, (Univeristy of Catania)
      • 16:40
        Coffee Break 30m
    • 17:10 19:15
      Session 1 : Femtoscopy for widely varying systems & Session 4 : Spectroscopy or Femtoscopy? Primordial versus final-state correlations
      • 17:10
        System size and energy dependence of multiplicity fluctuations in AA and pp collisions 30m
        Speaker: G. Stefanek (Jan Kochanowski University)
      • 17:40
        A simple model for pi-pi, K0s-K0s, and Kch-Kch femtoscopy in 7 TeV p-p collisions 25m
        Speaker: T. Humanic (Ohio State University)
      • 18:05
        Proton femtoscopy in the STAR experiment 20m
        Speaker: H. Zbroszczyk (Warsaw University of Technology)
      • 18:25
        Correlation femtoscopy of kaons in the SELEX experiment 20m
        Speaker: G. Nigmatkulov (National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI")
      • 18:45
        Kaon femtoscopy in Au-Au collisions at sqrt(sNN) = 200GeV in STAR 10m
        Speaker: M. Girard (Warsaw University of Technology)
      • 18:55
        Dissipative corrections to anisotropic flow and multiparticle correlations 10m
        Speaker: C. Lang (University of Bielefeld)
      • 19:05
        Study of anisotropic Quark-gluon plasma (aQGP) through Photon Interferometry. 10m
        Speaker: P. Mohanty (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics)
    • 20:15 23:15
      Social Dinner 3h
    • 09:00 11:15
      Session 4: Spectroscopy or Femtoscopy? Primordial versus final-state correlations & Session 5 : Perspective detectors and facilities
      • 09:00
        Hoyle state de-excitation studied by using particle correlation methods 30m
        Speaker: B. Borderie (Institut de Physique Nucléaire)
      • 09:30
        Clustering and Low Density Nuclear Matter 25m
        Speaker: K. Hagel (Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University,)
      • 09:55
        Search for alpha-cluster gas state in medium heavy nuclei 25m
        Speaker: H. Akimune (Department of Physics, Konan University)
      • 10:20
        Freeze-out configuration properties in the Au + Au reaction at 23 AMeV 10m
        Speaker: R. Planeta (Jagiellonian University)
      • 10:30
        Status of the NICA facility 10m
        Speaker: R. Lednicky (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)
      • 10:40
        Preparation and characterization of single-crystal diamond for improved particle detectors 10m
        Speaker: O. Lysenko (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
      • 10:50
        Coffee Break 25m
    • 11:15 16:00
      Session 2: Balance functions, charge correlations, isospin separation and diffusion
      • 11:15
        Balance Functions at RHIC 30m
        Speaker: G. Westfall (Michigan State University)
      • 11:45
        Angular correlation studies in Pb--Pb and p--Pb with ALICE 25m
        Speaker: P. Christakoglou (NIKHEF)
      • 12:10
        Viewing the Chemistry of the QGP with Charge Balance Functions 30m
        Speaker: S. Pratt (Michigan State University)
      • 12:40
        Charge dependent correlations in p-Pb at sqrt(s_{NN})=5.02 TeV and Pb-Pb at √s_NN = 2.76 TeV 20m
        Speaker: A. Rodriguez Manso (Nikhef)
      • 13:00
        Lunch break 1h 20m
      • 14:20
        Effects of equation of state on hydrodynamic expansion, spectrum and flow Harmonics 10m
        Speaker: D. Dudek (IFT-Unesp)
      • 14:30
        Imprints of cross-section fluctuations in nuclear collisions 10m
        Speaker: M. Rybczynski (Jan Kochanowski University)
      • 14:40
        Strange Freezeout 10m
        Speaker: S. Chatterjee (Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science)
      • 14:50
        Transport coefficients of the QGP - models and analytics for heat/electric conductivity 10m
        Speaker: M. Greif (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)
      • 15:00
        Azimuthally sensitive correlations induced by a small perturbation 10m
        Speaker: T. Lilienkamp, (University of Bielefeld)
      • 15:10
        Statistical proporties of small systems 10m
        Speaker: Zbigniew WLODARCZYK (Jan Kochanowski University)
      • 15:20
        Hydrodynamics and the quantum stress-energy and spin tensors 10m
        Speaker: L. Tinti (Institute of Physics UJK)
      • 15:30
        Coffee break and free time 30m
    • 17:00 00:00
      Social visit 7h
    • 08:50 10:55
      Session 3: Entrance channel effects on final-state anisotropy
      • 08:50
        Azimuthal angle dependence of HBT radii with respect to the event plane in Au+Au collisions at PHENIX 25m
        Speaker: T. Niida (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
      • 09:15
        HBT interferometry relative to the triangular flow plane in heavy-ion collisions 25m
        Speaker: C. Plumberg (Ohio State University, USA)
      • 09:40
        Azimuthally sensitive pion femtoscopy in Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV with ALICE 25m
        Speaker: V. Loggins (Wayne State University, USA)
      • 10:05
        The influence of initial conditions on the final observables for heavy-ion collisions at RHIC energies 20m
        Speaker: R. Marty (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany)
      • 10:25
        Heavy flavour elliptic flow and azimuthal angular correlations with ALICE 20m
        Speaker: S. Bjelogrlic (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
      • 10:45
        Multipole solutions of relativistic hydrodynamics 10m
        Speakers: M. Csanad (Eötvös University, Hungary) , T. Csörgő
    • 10:55 11:25
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:25 13:10
      Section 2 : Balance functions, charge correlations, isospin separation and diffusion & Session 5 : Perspective detectors and facilities
      • 11:25
        Isospin diffusion in heavy-ion collisions 30m
        Speaker: M.B. Tsang (Michigan State University, USA)
      • 11:55
        Constraints on the high density dependence of the symmetry energy from heavy-ion collisions 25m
        Speaker: Mircea Dan Cozma (IFIN-HH, Romania)
      • 12:20
        Surprisingly Close Tsallis Fits to High Transverse Momentum Hadrons Produced at LHC 20m
        Speaker: G. Wilk (National Centre for Nuclear Research, Department of Fundamental Research, Poland)
      • 12:40
        ALICE Upgrades and Future Femtoscopic Measurements 20m
        Speaker: J. Salzwedel (Ohio State University, USA)
      • 13:00
        Initial conditions in 5 TeV p-Pb collisions within the PHSD transport approach 10m
        Speaker: V. Konchakovski, (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Giessen University, Germany)
    • 13:10 14:45
      Lunch Break 1h 35m
    • 14:45 17:20
      Session 1: Femtoscopy for widely varying systems & Session 4: Spectroscopy or Femtoscopy: Primordial versus final-state correlations
      • 14:45
        Chaoticity Measurements in Pb-Pb Collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 2.76 TeV with ALICE 30m
        Speaker: D. Gangadharan (LBNL)
      • 15:15
        Two-pion femtoscopy in small systems with ALICE 25m
        Speaker: L. Graczykowski (Warsaw University of Technology)
      • 15:40
        A Monte Carlo Study of Chaoticity in Pb-Pb Collisions at LHC Energies 20m
        Speaker: R. Gupta (University of Jammu)
      • 16:00
        Minijet effects in femtoscopic and angular correlations 25m
        Speaker: M.A. Janik (Warsaw University of Technology,)
      • 16:25
        Residual correlations in baryon femtoscopy 25m
        Speaker: M.P. Szymanski (Warsaw University of Technology)
      • 16:50
        Coffee break 30m
    • 17:20 19:10
      Session 3: Entrance channel effects on final-state anisotropy
      • 17:20
        Locally anisotropic momentum distributions of hadrons at freeze-out in relativistic heavy-ion collisions 25m
        Speaker: W. Florkowski, (Jan Kochanowski University)
      • 17:45
        Anisotropic flow of identified particles in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt(s_{NN}) = 2.76 TeV measured with ALICE at the LHC 25m
        Speaker: F. Noferini (Enrico Fermi Centre (Rome) and INFN Sezione di Bologna)
      • 18:10
        Investigation of Mach cones and the corresponding two-particle correlations in a microscopic transport model 20m
        Speaker: I. Bouras (University of Frankfurt a.M,)
      • 18:30
        On the origin of the centrality dependence of the ridge structure 20m
        Speaker: Y. Hama (University of São Paulo)
      • 18:50
        On the onset of the ridge structure in AA,pA and pp collisions 20m
        Speaker: C. Pajares (University of Santiago de Compostela)
    • 19:10 19:20
      Conclusions and Announcement for WPCF-2014 10m
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