Topical conference on Strangeness and Heavy-Flavour production in Heavy-Ion Collisions
The International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter (SQM 2017) will focus on new experimental and theoretical developments on the role of strange and heavy-flavour quarks in high energy heavy ion collisions and in astrophysical phenomena.
SQM 2017 will be the 17th edition of the conference series following the recent events in Berkeley (2016), Dubna (2015), Birmingham (2013) and Cracow (2011).
The scientific topics are
- Strangeness and heavy quark production in nuclear collisions and hadronic interactions
- Hadron resonances in the sQGP
- Bulk matter phenomena associated with strange and heavy quarks
- Strangeness in astrophysics
- Open questions and new developments
The conference will take place in the Victor J. Koningsberger building that is located in the Science Park of Utrecht University. The venue is connected by frequent bus services to Utrecht city centre.
The conference fee of 350€ (for participants who register and pay before 30 April 2017) and of 400€ (for those who register and pay after 30 April 2017) includes coffee breaks, lunches, the welcome reception, the excursion and the proceedings. All participants and accompanying persons are cordially invited to the conference dinner on Wednesday, 13 July 2017 (30€).
A graduate school on “The role of strangeness in heavy-ion physics” on 8-9 July 2017 will precede the conference. Students who apply and are selected for this school pay a reduced conference fee. Check this page for more information.