The 8th International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes of High-energy Nuclear Collisions (Hard Probes 2016) will be held at the East Lake International Conference Center, Wuhan, China on September 23 -27, 2016. The conference will be hosted by Central China Normal University (CCNU). A one-day of pedagogical lectures for students and young scientists will be held on the campus of CCNU on September 22.
Hard and electromagnetic probes are powerful tools for the investigation of properties of hot QCD matter in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. They provided essential evidence for the formation of a strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma (sQGP) in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC and LHC. Recent new developments in theory, experiment and phenomenology will lead to quantitative characterization of properties of the sQGP and discovery of new phenomena at RHIC, LHC and future collider energies. The Hard Probes conference series is an important forum to discuss the current status, progress and future perspectives on hard probes and related topics.
The Hard Probes 2016 conference will consist of invited plenary talks, contributed parallel talks and poster presentations. Topics for discussion will include:
- - Jet production and modification in QCD matter
- - High pT hadron spectra and correlations
- - Jet-induced medium excitations
- - Jet properties in small systems
- - Heavy flavor hadrons and quarkonia
- - Photons and dileptons
- - Initial state and related topics