Quo vadis QCD theory: heavy-ion collion perspectives and beyond

Europe/Zurich
Alexander Rothkopf (University of Stavanger), Dieter Rohrich (Department of Physics & Technology-University of Bergen), Eero Aleksi Kurkela (CERN), Haavard Helstrup (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (NO)), Konrad Tywoniuk (University of Bergen (NO))
Description
Welcome the workshop "Quo vadis QCD theory: heavy-ion collision perspectives and beyond", organized by the Western Norway Network for Nuclear Matter on September 30th - October 2nd 2019 at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

Heavy-ion collisions provide a unique laboratory to study dynamical phenomena emerging from the fundamental strong interactions. The past decade has seen tremendous progress in both experimental precision at the collider facilities of CERN (LHC) and BNL (RHIC) as well as in theoretical reach, when it comes to understanding matter under such extreme conditions. At the same time the recent gravitational wave measurements of neutron star merges have further invigorated the study of QCD in dense astrophysical objects. The field has also witnessed a lot of activity preparing for future electron-ion collisions.

This workshop aims at exploring the road ahead. How can the community use this momentum to develop new perspectives on the pressing questions to be addressed in upcoming collider experiments, including electron-ion collisions, and multi-messenger astrophysics experiments? 

The questions we would like to address include:
  • what are the outstanding challenges for the QCD theory community in the coming decade?
  • what are the theoretical perspectives on defining refined observables we will access in future collider experiments and  multi-messenger probes?
  • what are the novel opportunities in computing and simulating real-time dynamics of strongly coupled systems from first principles?

The concurrent goal of this workshop is to strengthen the ties between the international QCD community and Norway. The recently established Western Norway Network for Nuclear Matter has as a core mission to strengthen the collaboration among the universities in Bergen and Stavanger as well as the university college in Bergen and comprises both theorists and experimentalists.

The workshop will be organized at the Ydalir Hotel located on the university campus. Local accommodation is covered by a generous grant from the UHnett-Vest network.
 
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Tuomas Lappi
  • Toru Kojo
  • Matthias Hanauske
  • Aleksi Vuorinen
  • Ionut Arsene
  • Yoshitaka Hatta
     
Registration
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Participants
  • Aleksi Kurkela
  • Aleksi Vuorinen
  • Alex Nielsen
  • Alexander Rothkopf
  • Anders Tranberg
  • Dieter Roehrich
  • Germano Nardini
  • Håvard Helstrup
  • Ionut Cristian Arsene
  • Jens Oluf Andersen
  • Kenji Fukushima
  • Konrad Tywoniuk
  • Matthias Hanauske
  • Toru Kojo
  • Tuomas Lappi
  • Yoshitaka Hatta
  • Yukinao Akamatsu
    • 12:00 13:00
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:00 13:30
      Welcome 30m
    • 13:30 15:45
      General presentations: Monday afternoon
      • 13:30
        Towards dependable real-time dynamics from lattice QCD 45m
        Speaker: Alexander Rothkopf (University of Stavanger)
      • 14:15
        What can quarkonium tell us about the QGP? 45m
        Speaker: Dr Yukinao Akamatsu (Osaka University)
      • 15:00
        Quo vadis quarkonium measurements as probe of the QCD medium 45m
        Speaker: Ionut Cristian Arsene (University of Oslo (NO))
    • 15:45 16:15
      Coffee break 30m
    • 16:15 18:15
      General presentations: Monday evening 2
      • 16:15
        Probing space-time structure and thermalization of QCD jets 45m
        Speaker: Konrad Tywoniuk (University of Bergen (NO))
      • 17:00
        Testing the QCD (or QCD-like) phase transition with GW observatories? 45m
        Speaker: Germano Nardini (Universitaet Bern)
    • 08:30 10:00
      General presentations: Tueday morning 1
      • 08:30
        Emergence of collectivity in pp, pA and AA collisions at the LHC 45m
        Speaker: Eero Aleksi Kurkela (CERN)
      • 09:15
        Real-time lattice simulations of overoccupied gluodynamics 45m
        Speaker: Tuomas Lappi (University of Jyvaskyla)
    • 10:00 10:30
      Coffee break 30m
    • 10:30 12:00
      General presentations: Tuesday morning 2
      • 10:30
        Pion and kaon condensation. Cpht versus lattice 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Jens Oluf Andersen (NTNU)
      • 11:15
        Quark and gluon contribution to the QCD trace anomaly 45m
        Speaker: Yoshitaka Hatta (BNL)
    • 12:00 13:30
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 13:30 15:45
      General presentations: Tuesday afternoon
      • 13:30
        Neutron stars as a laboratory for dense QCD matter 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Aleksi Vuorinen (University of Helsinki)
      • 14:15
        Delineating the properties of matter in cold, dense QCD 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Toru Kojo (Central China Normal University)
      • 15:00
        Continuity from neutron matter to two-flavor quark matter with 1S0 and 3P2 superfluidity 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Kenji Fukushima (The University of Tokyo)
    • 15:45 16:15
      Coffee break 30m
    • 16:15 18:15
      General presentations: Tuesday evening 2
      • 16:15
        "Why are we here?" A presentation of Norwegian activities 30m
      • 16:45
        "Quo vadis QCD" Nuclear physics at present/future colliders and in the Universe 1h
    • 08:30 10:00
      General presentations: Wednesday morning
    • 10:00 10:30
      Coffee break 30m
    • 10:30 12:00
      General presentations: Wednesday morning 2
      • 10:30
        Quantum tunneling, real-time dynamics and Picard-Lefshetz thimbles 45m
        Speaker: Anders Tranberg
      • 11:15
        Forward physics at the ALICE experiment 45m
        Speaker: Dieter Rohrich (Department of Physics & Technology-University of Bergen)
    • 12:00 13:00
      Lunch 1h