Feb 3 – 5, 2016
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
Asia/Kolkata timezone


On going high energy collider experiments at LHC CERN involving pp, pA and AA collisions reveal wealth of information about the medium with heavy flavours as probes. Fixed target high luminosity experiments CBM at FAIR GSI are upcoming. Heavy quarks by virtue of their large masses (Mc~1.5 GeV, Mb~5 GeV) are produced in high virtuality processes at the initial stage of the high energy heavy-ion collisions with short formation time (Δt > 1/2M ~ 0.1 fm) which is much much less than the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) life time (5-10 fm). Their production in the QGP are subdominant and interactions with QGP don’t change flavour identity. The uniqueness of heavy quarks is that they cannot be “destroyed/created” in the medium but transported through the full system evolution. They are good probes of the medium as well provide a good test to pQCD.

The first “Heavy Flavour Meet-2013” was organised about 3 years back at IIT Bombay. The purpose of this “Heavy Flavour Meet” series is to bring together the leading experts comprising experimentalist and theoretician in this field across the globe to benefit the young researchers working in this field.

Registration and Abstract Submission deadline: 15th January, 2016

How to reach Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics : http://www.saha.ac.in/web/contact-us/how-to-reach 

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
Main Auditorium Complex, Lecture Hall-I
Sector - 1, Block - AF Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata- 700064 , India

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