Jun 3 – 7, 2024
Université de Strasbourg / Palais de la Musique et des Congrès
Europe/Paris timezone

Satellite school (Orsay, post-SQM) - "From hadronic structure to heavy-ion collisions"

Satellite school (Orsay, near Paris) - "From hadronic structure to heavy-ion collisions"


The French GdR-QCD is pleased to announce the summer school "From hadronic structure to heavy-ion collisions" 


  • Link : https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/31210
  • Dates : 9 June - 15 June
  • Place IJCLab in Orsay, close to the city of Paris (France) (that is, a ~2h-travel by TGV from Strasbourg)
  • Target public : the school welcomes all PhD students and young postdocs in the fields of QCD, hadron and/or heavy-ion physics, both experimentalists and theorists.

The school will provide the participants the tools to navigate from the multidimensional structure of the nucleon (quantum chromodynamics, modifications in nuclei and parton saturation) to the properties and influence of the hot and dense QCD medium created in heavy-ion collisions (HIC). The formation of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), its thermodynamic properties and the phase transition to hadronic matter will be discussed. The origin and observation of collective effects will also be discussed. Attention will be paid to the interplay between theory, phenomenology and experiment, and interdisciplinary links to nuclear structure physics. 

Internationally recognized researchers will give introductory lectures on hydrodynamics, nucleon and nuclear structure, probes of the QGP such as jets and heavy flavors both from theory and experiment, the simulation of HIC via event generators, the modification of hadrons in the medium and the initial state of a HIC. The lecturers having confirmed their participation are: C. Andrés, N. Armesto, K. Gajdosova, J-Y. Ollitrault, C. van Hulse, M. Verweij, J.Wang and K. Werner.


Applications are now open. Please fill in this form to indicate your interest in attending the school and inform us of the need to book accommodation for you:


The candidates are expected to arrive on June 9 (afternoon) and depart on June 15 (morning). Successful applicants will be notified of the procedure to pay the registration fee to confirm their final registration. The registration fee will be less than 300 euros (150 euros for local students) and includes the full board accommodation from June 9 (evening) to June 15 (morning), as well as the meals (except for the dinner on June 9). Fees include a social dinner and a cocktail. Participants' accommodation is provided in double (shared) studios at ResidHome in Bures-sur-Yvette, at walking distance from IJCLab, where the event will take place. 


The deadline for application is 31 April 2024.

For any question, feel free to contact us at fhs2hic24@ijclab.in2p3.fr


The school is sponsored by CEA, EMMI, GDR-QCD, IN2P3, IJCLab and NUPECC.

The organizing committee

Z. Conesa del Valle (IJCLab, France)

R. Boussarie (CPHT, France)

E. Gonzalez Ferreiro (U. Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

D. Marchand (IJCLab, France)

C. Marquet (CPHT, France)

M. Nguyen (LLR, France)

C. Muñoz Camacho (IJCLab, France)

S. Porteboeuf (LPC Clermont, France)

M. Winn (CEA, France)