22-23 February 2010
LAPTH
Europe/Paris timezone

First circular

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First circular
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Workshop on nuclear Parton Distribution Functions
February 22 - 23, 2010, LAPTH, Annecy-le-Vieux, France
http://indico.in2p3.fr/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2358

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Scientific program
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The workshop is intended to discuss informally various aspects of nuclear parton distribution functions (nPDF). Several topics could be discussed, in particular:

* Current knowledge on nPDF, status on global fit analyses
* Uncertainties and consequences on various observables
* Future constraints on nPDF in p-A and A-A collisions at the LHC
* Link between nPDF and saturation

One of the goals of the workshop is to federate the activities of various groups in France. In particular it aims at enhancing exchanges between theorists and experimentalists on this topic. It is partly funded by the CNRS program "Projets Exploratoires Pluridisciplinaires - Physique Théorique et ses Interfaces" submitted by the organizers of the workshop.

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Workshop schedule, site
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Begin: about 9:00 AM on February 22
Banquet: Evening of February 22
End: about 6:30 PM on February 23 (possibility to extend until February 24)

Auditorium Marcel Vivargent
Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique Théorique
Homepage: http://lappweb.in2p3.fr/lapth
Access to LAPTH: http://lappweb.in2p3.fr/lapth-2005/VersionAnglaise/labo_acces.htm

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Accommodation
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Participants are expected to make themselves their hotel reservation. You can find a list of hotels at: http://lappweb.in2p3.fr/lapth-2005/hotel.htm

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Proceedings, presentations
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No proceedings. We plan to have 30' talks for each participant interested to give a talk and ample time for informal discussions.

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Support
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We have some funds to cover the travel to Annecy and local expenses for younger researchers.

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Registration
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Please register (and submit abstract) at: http://indico.in2p3.fr/confRegistrationFormDisplay.py/display?confId=2358
Deadline for registration: January 15, 2010 for registration

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Language
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The workshop will be in English

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The organizing committee
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François Arleo (LAPTH, Annecy)
Magali Estienne (Subatech, Nantes)
Christophe Furget (LPSC, Grenoble)
Ingo Schienbein (LPSC, Grenoble)