Dec 3 – 7, 2018
Wigner Research Center for Physics
Europe/Budapest timezone


[Janos Kass: Cantata Profana]
Janos Kass: Cantata Profana



Dec. 3. - Dec. 7.,
Budapest, Hungary
[József Zimányi (1931 - 2006)]
József Zimányi (1931 - 2006)


The Zimányi School aims to summarize the developments of 2018 in high energy heavy ion physics, with particular attention to the new data emerging from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), SPS and J-PARC. We will discuss results from other high energy nuclear and particle physics facilities of the world, most importantly lower energy colliders, exploring the nuclear phase diagram (with special attention to FAIR and NICA). Another important point of the School is to discuss important new results in hydrodynamics, flow and femtoscopy. One of the main aims of the School is to encourage interaction between the theoretical and experimental community. A slightly overlapping list of topics of the School includes (in alphabetical order):

  • Effective QCD theory/model approaches
  • Elastic scattering and diffraction (experiment+theory)
  • Femtoscopy (experiment+theory)
  • Flow and hydrodynamics (experiment+theory)
  • Gluon saturation and electron-ion collider (experiment+theory)
  • Heavy flavor and quarkonia (experiment+theory)
  • Intermediate energies (FAIR, J-PARC, nuclear physics)
  • Jets and high pT probes (experiment+theory)
  • Magnetic field in heavy ion collisions (experiment+theory)
  • Photons and dileptons (experiment+theory)
  • QCD at non-zero temperature and density
  • Search for the QCD critical point (experiment+theory)
  • Strongly coupled gauge theories (beyond SM, AdS/CFT)
  • Vorticity and polarization in heavy ion physics (experiment+theory)

We would like to thank our supporters/sponsors:

Wigner Research Center for Physics
Bldg 3, Council room
Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29-33. H-1121 Budapest Hungary

Location: The workshop will be held at the Wigner Research Center for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. It is located on the "KFKI campus", in building no. 3. (see a map of the campus here, more details here). As currently planned, on Wednesday the workshop is held at the Lágymányos Campus of the Eötvös University, in the "Northern Building" (see a map of the campus here, more details here).

Talks: Participants are encouraged to present their recent results in contributed talks. Please register on our website, giving us your name, institute and the talk title, and other logistical details. If your contribution was not discussed with us before, please email us a brief abstract.

Students (BSc, MSc, PhD included) are particularly encouraged to attend the school (and they may apply for a waiver of the registration fee).

Participation fee: 100 EUR or 32000 HUF, it covers the basic organization costs, the coffee breaks and contributes to the remaining expenses of the school (one participation fee also covers the participation of one student). Participants are kindly asked to transfer the participation fee to the following account (noting their name(s) and mentioning "Zimanyi School 2018" as a comment):

Account holder: Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Address: 1121 Budapest, Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33.
Bank name: Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury)
Bank address: 1139 Budapest, Váci u. 71.
Account number: 10032000-01731134-00000000
IBAN account number: HU15 1003 2000 0173 1134 0000 0000
SEPA transfer
non-SEPA transfer
Correspondent bank: Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Hungarian National Bank)


Lunches and dinners are not covered by the registration fee. Participants are suggested to use the Wigner Institute cafeteria (building 23 and 11 on this map). On the Eötvös University day, participants may have lunch in the restaurants or cafeterias around the campus. In particular, we suggest Science Building A.

Conference dinner will be held most probably on Tuesday. More details to follow soon. It is included in the participation fee.

Registration is requested by filling in the registration form on this webpage. Additionally, you are invited to join the event's Facebook page and invite friends and colleagues there.

Proceedings: we received a kind offer from the MDPI Journal Universe. Our proceedings papers will be published for free, online only, open access. We hope that many speakers will contribute to this Zimanyi 2018 proceedings volume.

Housing: We recommend staying in Hotel Mercure Buda, as there is a bus from there to Wigner. We also managed to get a group price of approx. 64 EUR for single rooms and 70 EUR for double rooms, including breakfast. If you would like to use this opportunity, please fill out the Hotel's form ([pdf]) and return it to Hotel Mercure Buda to the email address (Mr Olivér Jász). The Csillebérc Youth Hostel unfortunately closed its operations in 2017. However, it is also possible to stay in Ibis Budapest City Hotel, they offers a price in the range of 40-50 EUR. Please notify us during registration if you would like to use any of the above opportunities. Also note, that for the hotel reservation, we need your explicit reservation before October 26, after that, availability is not guaranteed. Participants may of course solve their housing in Budapest on their own, links to Budapest hotels are provided here.