1st International Workshop on Soft Physics in ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

University of Catania, Physics Department

University of Catania, Physics Department

Via Santa Sofia, 64 I-95123 Catania (Italy)
Person Chair
About one year before LHC starts data taking, at the beginning of studies which characterize this new collision energy regime, this workshop aims to encourage discussion among physicists involved in soft physics topics at ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions, coming from SPS, RHIC and LHC. Discussion will touch all interesting topics of soft physics study, both from the experimental and theoretical point of view: it will allow to present last results obtained at the RHIC energy and to make the point on the development of new analysis tools and on theoretical predictions for the LHC regime. All sessions will be plenary and considering the "informal" style of this workshop, a large part of it will be devoted to discussion.
    • 8:00 AM
      Welcome and registration
    • Morning session
    • 1
      Speaker: Dmitri Kharzeev (Brookhaven National Laboratory - USA)
    • 10:40 AM
      Coffee break
    • 2
      Strange particle production from SIS up to LHC
      Speaker: Helmut Oeschler (Darmstadt University of Technology - Germany)
    • 3
      Strangeness production at RHIC
      Speaker: Helen Caines (Yale University - USA)
    • 4
      K0's and hyperons in ALICE
      Speaker: Ludovic Gaudichet (INFN Torino - Italy)
    • 5
      Statistical analysis of strangeness production in small systems
      Speaker: Ingrid Kraus (Darmstadt University of Technology - Germany)
    • 1:10 PM
      Lunch break
    • 6
      The relevance of pp results to the understanding of soft physics in AA collisions at RHIC and LHC
      Speaker: Rene Bellwied (Wayne State University - USA)
    • 7
      Proton-proton physics with ALICE
      Speaker: Jan Fiete Grosse-Oetringhaus (Institut fur Kemphysik of Munster - Germany)
    • 8
      Phenomenology of yields and fluctuations in heavy ion collisions
      Speaker: Giorgio Torrieri (McGill University - Canada / W. Goethe University of Frankfurt - Germany)
    • 5:00 PM
      Coffee break
    • 9
      Event-by-event physics in ALICE
      Speaker: Tapan Nayak (CERN - Switzerland)
    • 10
      Hadron yields and spectra on event by event basis in ALICE
      Speaker: Chiara Zampolli (Centro Fermi and INFN Bologna - Italy)
    • 11
      Study of charge correlations using the balance function
      Speaker: Panos Christakoglou (University of Athens - Greece)
    • 12
      Event-by-event fluctuations in the NA49 experiment
      Speaker: Maria Vassiliou (University of Athens - Greece)
    • 13
      Event by event fluctuation in flow
      Speaker: Sudhir Raniwala (University of Rajasthan - India)
    • 14
      Thermalization and elliptic flow at RHIC
      Speaker: Jean Yves Ollitrault (Saclay - France)
    • 15
      Elliptic flow: status ar RHIC and future in ALICE
      Speaker: Emanuele Simili (University of Utrecht - Netherlands)
    • 16
      Production of multiple heavy flavoured baryons from QGP at LHC
      Speaker: Francesco Becattini (University and INFN Firenze - Italy)
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee break
    • 17
      Multiplicity and dN/deta of charged particles in ALICE
      Speaker: Tiziano Virgili (University and INFN Salerno - Italy)
    • 18
      Information on Etna
    • 12:30 PM
      Etna tour
    • 8:30 PM
      Social dinner
    • 19
      Counting valence quarks at RHIC and LHC
      Speaker: Antonio Polosa (INFN sezione Roma 1 - Italy)
    • 20
      Kinetic approach to relativistic heavy ion collisions
      Speaker: Aldo Bonasera (Laboratorio Nazionale del Sud, Catania - Italy)
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee break
    • 22
      Resonance production in heavy ion collisions
      Speaker: Christina Markert (University of Texas - USA)
    • 23
      Study of K*(892) and Lambda(1520) in ALICE
      Speaker: Alberto Pulvirenti (University and INFN Catania - Italy)
    • 24
      Phi meson detection via charged kaon identification at LHC with ALICE experiment
      Speaker: Annalisa De Caro (University and INFN Salerno - Italy)
    • 25
      Study of dielectron decays in ALICE
      Speaker: Boris Batyunya (JINR, Dubna - Russia)
    • 1:10 PM
      Lunch break
    • 26
      The dynamics of low Q2 partons in nuclear collisions from minijet structure in two particle correlation
      Speaker: Thomas Trainor (University of Washington - USA)
    • 27
      Femtoscopy at the highest energies: from p+p to A+A; from STAR/RHIC to ALICE/LHC
      Speaker: Michael Lisa (Ohio State University - USA)
    • 28
      Possibilities and limitations of momentum correlation studies at ALICE
      Speaker: Jan Pluta (Warsaw University of Technology - Poland)
    • 29
      Software tools for analysis of momentum correlations at ALICE
      Speaker: Marek Chojnacki (Warsaw University of Technology - Poland)
    • 5:10 PM
      Coffee break
    • 30
      Proton femtoscopy in STAR
      Speaker: Hanna Gos (Warsaw University of Technology - Poland)
    • 31
      Expansion dynamics of Pb-Pb collisions at 40 AGeV/c beam momentum
      Speaker: Rosa Romita (University and INFN Bari - Italy)
    • 32
      Source imaging from the identical pion correlation function
      Speaker: Michal Bystersky (Nuclear Physics Institute Academy of Sciences - Czech Rep.)
    • 33
      Importance of residual correlations in determination of source parameters.
      Speaker: Konstantin Mikhaylov (ITEP - Russia)