Jun 9 – 15, 2024
Europe/Paris timezone

We are pleased to announce the summer school "From hadronic structure to heavy-ion collisions" that will take place from June 9th to June 15th at the IJCLab in Orsay, close to the city of Paris (France). 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 take place after the SQM 2024 conference in Strasbourg (France), which can be reached from Paris by a 2h train. 


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, P.-B. Gossiaux, 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.


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


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 April 15th 2024 (deadline updated due to the large number of applications).


Hoping to welcome you at Orsay for the summer school "From hadronic structure to heavy-ion collisions" !



This programme is supported by the CNRS GDR-QCD, IJCLab, CEA-IRFU, EMMI, NUPECC, BNL and JLab.



Orsay (France)
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Contact of local & scientific organisers: 

Zaida Conesa del Valle: conesa_at_ijclab.in2p3.fr 

Renaud Boussarie: renaud.boussarie_at_polytechnique.edu 

Elena Gonzalez Ferreiro: elena.gonzalez.ferreiro_at_usc.es 

Dominique Marchand: dominique.marchand_at_ijclab.in2p3.fr 

Cyrille Marquet: cyrille.marquet_at_polytechnique.edu

Carlos Muñoz Camacho: munoz_at_jlab.org

Matthew Nguyen: matthew.nguyen_at_cern.ch 

Sarah Porteboeuf: sarah.porteboeuf_at_cern.ch

Michael Winn: Michael.Winn_at_cern.ch

There is an open survey.