Quark Matter 2017 is the XXVI international conference on ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. The aim of this conference is to bring together theoretical and experimental physicists from across the world to discuss new developments in high energy heavy ion physics. The focus of the discussions is on fundamental understanding of strongly interacting matter at extreme conditions formed in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions which relates to the state of the early universe.
Following the previous Quark Matter conference in Kobe, Japan in 2015, the current meeting will be held in Chicago from February 5 to February 11, 2017. Recent meetings have taken place in Darmstadt, Germany 2014 and Washington D.C., USA in 2012.
Some of the scientific topics addressed by this conference are:
- QCD at high temperature
- Baryon-rich QCD matter
- QGP in small systems
- Initial state physics and approach to thermal equilibrium
- Collective dynamics
- Correlations and fluctuations
- Jets and jet quenching
- Heavy flavor and quarkonium
- Electroweak probes
- Strongly coupled systems
- New theoretical developments
- Future facilities and new instrumentation