Aug 26 – 31, 2019
Nicosia, Cyprus
Europe/Rome timezone

The purpose of the Low-x workshop is to stimulate discussions between experimentalists and theorists in diffractive hadronic physics, QCD dynamics at low-x, parton saturation and exciting problems in QCD at HERA, Tevatron, LHC, RHIC and the future EIC.

The conference venue will be at hotel The Landmark Nicosia Hotel (formerly Hilton Hotel) in Nicosia, Cyprus, from August 26th in the morning to August 31st at lunch time. Sessions will take place in room ``Akamas'', at the end of the hallway on the right-hand side from the entrance of the hotel. In order to benefit from special prices at the hotel for the conference the promo code will be indicated soon in this webpage. In addition to the registration for the workshop, please book directly your room at the hotel webpage.

The registration fee will be 300 Euros for participants of the workshop, and 100 Euros for companions. The registration fee can be paid with cash or together with the cost of Landmark Hotel. The fees cover all lunches, coffee breaks and the workshop dinner as well as a one-day tour on Wednesday in Cyprus and an afternoon tour in the Mountains on Thursday before the workshop dinner.

The Wednesday tour includes a visit to Chirokitia (the palaiolithic settlement), the roman theater of Kourion after Lemessos, Aphrodite’s birth place, the mosaics and the kings tombs, Latsi for lunch, afternoon in Paphos' old port, and on the way back a stop at Lefkara, return around 7:30 PM at Nicosia, Cyprus.

The Thursday tour includes a visit to the most famous monastery of Cyprus (Kykkos monastery), a stop on a village named Kakopetria (there is a church there in the UNESCO heritage) and also a stop on the village of Kalopanayiotis (there is another church there); people can walk around or go to a cafe.

Low-x is an annual workshop whose spirit is to favour fruitful and informal discussions between experimentalists and theorists in low-x, diffractive hadronic physics and exciting problems in QCD at HERA, Tevatron and LHC. Low-x has been held since DESY (1993), then Saclay (May 1994), Cambridge (July 1995), Durham (June 1996), Madrid (June 1997), Berlin (June 1998), Tel Aviv (June 1999), Oxford (July 2000), Cracow (June 2001), Antwerpen (September 2002), Nafplio (June 2003), Prague (September 2004), Sinaia (June 2005), Lisbon (June 2006), Helsinki (September 2007), Crete (July 2008), Ischia (September 2009), Kavala (June 2010), Santiago de Compostela (June 2011), Cyprus (June 2012), Eilat (June 2013), Kyoto (June 2014), Sandomierz (September 2015), Gyongyos (June 2016), Bisceglie (June 2017) and Reggio Calabria (August 2018).

A note about the power plugs: Cyprus uses the same type of plugs as in the UK.  Driving is also the same as in the UK.

The Workshop is organized and sponsored by the University of Kansas, the University of Cyprus, ExtreMe Matter Institute at GSI (EMMI) and CERN



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Nicosia, Cyprus
The Landmark Hotel (ex-Hilton)


  • Diffraction in e-p and e-ion collisions
    Inclusive DIS: total cross sections, structure functions, heavy flavors
    Inclusive diffraction and dijets in DIS
    Hard diffractive photoproduction
    Exclusive final states in diffractive DIS (vector mesons, DVCS, etc.)
    Analyticity/duality models of inclusive/diffractive reactions; Pomeron trajectory
    Diffraction at the EIC
    Forward detectors and Roman pots
  • Diffraction and photon-exchange in hadron-hadron, hadron-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions
    Soft and hard diffraction at the hadron colliders
    Total and inelastic cross section measurements
    Odderon physics
    Central exclusive production
    Forward physics at the LHC
    Forward detectors
    Gamma-p and gamma-gamma collisions at hadron colliders
    Low-x physics at LHC
    Beyond standard model and photon exchange processes
    Phenomenology of gap survival probability
    Monte Carlo for soft and hard processes
    Heavy ion collisions at RHIC and EIC
    Phenomenology of diffraction off nuclei
    Ultraperipheral collisions
  • Spin Physics
    New results on spin physics
    Spin and polarization physics
    Prospects in spin physics
    Generalized parton distributions
    Transverse momentum dependent PDFs

  • QCD and saturation
    Perturbative QCD and factorization issues
    Leading-twist diffraction and the breakdown of pQCD factorization theorems
    Leading-twist diffractive DIS and nuclear shadowing
    Non-universal antishadowing
    Progress in AdS/QCD and related topics
    Diffractive dijet, hadrons light-front wavefunction from AdS/QCD, and color transparency
    New results in the BFKL physics
    New results in the color dipole/kt-factorization approach
    New results within the Color Glass Condensate model
    Saturation and evolution
    Diffraction from non-perturbative QCD

  • Low x, PDFs and hadronic final states
    PDFs at low and high x
    Jet cross sections
    Fat jets
    Vector meson, pion, etc. productions

The workshop will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Cyprus.

Local Organizing Committee

Fotis Ptochos (Cyprus)
Christophe Royon (Lawrence)

International Advisory Committee
Fernando Barreiro (Madrid)
Jochen Bartels (Hamburg)
Andrzej Bialas (Cracow)
Irinel Caprini (Bucharest)
Janusz Chwastowski (Cracow) 
Jiri Chyla (Prague)
Tamas Csorgo (Budapest/Gyongyos)
Robin Devenish (Oxford)
Jorge Dias de Deus (Lisbon)
Roberto Fiore (Cosenza)
Konstantin Goulianos (New-York)
Yoshitaka Hatta (Brookhaven National Lab) 
Edmond Iancu (Saclay) 
Valery Khoze (Durham)
Michael Lublinsky (Israel) 
Cyrille Marquet (Palaiseau)
Alan Martin (Durham)
Pierre Van Mechelen (Antwerpen)
Carlos Merino (Compostela) 
Sasha Milov (Rehovot) 
Nicola Minafra (Lawrence) 
Al Mueller (New-York)
Risto Orava (Helsinki)
Alessandro Papa (Cosenza)
Robi Peschanski (Saclay)
Michal Praszalowicz (Cracow) 
Fotis Ptochos (Cyprus) 
Albert de Roeck (CERN)
Christophe Royon (Lawrence)
Gregory Soyez (Saclay)
Eddi de Wolf (Antwerpen)

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