Jan 20 – 24, 2020
Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Europe/Sarajevo timezone


THOR Winter School 2020 is financed by COST association through COST action CA 15213 Theory of hot matter and relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The school will take place in the Olympic mountain Jahorina at the hotel Bistrica located at 1620 m a.s.l. and 28 km from Sarajevo. The location is very nice for those who love winter sports and nature. 


The School is intended for Ph.D. students and young researchers working in particle physics, nuclear physics and theoretical physics. It will consist of invited lectures given by distinguished physicists. Each block of Lectures will be accompanied by a Hands-on class and Discussion session under the guidance of the lecturer.

Topics and Lecturers:

TPC1   Hydrodynamics of Heavy Ion Collisions. (Pasi Houvinen)

TPC2   Phenomenology of Heavy Ion Collisions. (Boris Tomašik)

TPC3   Symmetries. Group Theory. (Ilja Doršner)

TPC4   Resonances. Dispersion Theory. Effective Theory. (Jose Ramon Pelaez)

TPC5   Introduction to lattice gauge theories. (Marina Marinković)




Jahorina is a mountain with a long tradition of engaging in various forms of tourism and was one of the mountains hosting the XIV Olympic Winter Games in 1984. In addition to winter tourism, which is known throughout the world, many other forms of tourism have developed on Jahorina, during the whole year. Jahorina hosts various gatherings, seminars, congresses, and sports preparation. 

Bistrica hotel is a few minutes walk from the nearest ski lift. The hotel has comfortable rooms, very good cuisine, swimming pool and gym. 


IMPORTANT !!!  Book your room ASAP


The hotel will keep the reservation if you do 40% of payments made by 15. December.

Prices are (FULL BOARD per person):

- single rooms: 48.50€,
- double rooms: 40.40€

+1.3€ Tourist tax - per person per day




Payment instructions!

IBAN: BA395674910000044649

S.W.I.F.T. code: SABRBA2B

!!! As B&H is not in SEPI, the person making the payment should choose the option for International Payments !!!




Important note: Please do hot hesitate to contact the staff of the hotel regarding any kind of personal request. The hotel has 152 rooms and 8 suites, in total 300 basic and 60 extra beds.

Details about reservations:

  1. Please send an e-mail (with a note: "THOR Winter School 2020" Lecturer or Student) with information about the planned dates and number of companions 
    • TO   rezervacije.bistrica@batagonhotels.com
    • CC   d.sokolovic@batagonhotels.com
  2. Pay to the account you get from the hotel.



Airport Sarajevo - Hotel Bistrica (cca 40 km, 40 min) Taxi Transfer


Local Organizers:


International Organizing Committee (IOC):


REGISTRATION: Please note that the number of students is limited to 25. The participation of every student needs to be approved by IOC. When participation is approved, every student and lecturer has to be registered in the e-COST system so they can claim reimbursement (Accommodation+Travel).

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Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Olimpijska bb, 71423 Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina