10-11 May 2012
LPSC, Grenoble
Europe/Paris timezone
This meeting is organized under the auspices of the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Centre de Physique Théorique de Grenoble and the GDR PH-QCD. It will be the continuation of two previous meetings held in July and October 2011 dedicated to the presentation and discussion of a multi-purpose fixed-target expetiment using the LHC beams extracted by bent crystals.

We plan to discuss the question of the physics impact and feasibility of a fixed target experiment on the LHC beam, where a small fraction of the beam (of the order of a few per cent) would be extracted. With a 7(2.75) TeV proton (Pb) beam, the center-of-mass energy would reach 115(72) GeV.  Such a setup would give access to the very high (small) xB region in the target (projectile). It would give the possibility to study rare processes, novel spin-correlations, high-xF dynamics, diffractive physics, nPDFs and nuclear phenomena such as shadowing and absorption, as well as novel spectroscopy of hadrons carrying multiple heavy quarks with high precision. In addition, Pb+Pb runs at sqrt(s)~72 GeV would give access to the QGP physics at an intermediate energy between SPS and RHIC energies.

Theory inputs will be most welcome for this meeting.
LPSC, Grenoble
The meeting might be extended until 15h/16h. We plan to have dinner together on Thursday 10 evening.