For well over three decades, Ulrich Heinz has been a key player in the field of ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collision theory, making vital contributions to the experimental heavy-ion programs at CERN's SPS, at RHIC and at the LHC. His work spans a broad range of topics, including important contributions to thermal field theories, heavy flavors in quark-gluon plasma, Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometry, and the hydrodynamic description of the quark-gluon plasma evolution. Ulrich turned 60 in 2015. We decided to organize this workshop to celebrate his 60th birthday and to dedicate it to the many areas of heavy ion physics that Ulrich had contributed to over the years. The workshop will thus discuss the recent achievements and current theoretical challenges of the phenomenology of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions with an emphasis on soft probes.
Local organizers: U.A. Wiedemann, Y. Foka, Y. Kovchegov, M. Lisa