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  • Jan 30 2012

    30 Jan - 3 Feb 2012 Exploring the QCD frontiers with RHIC, LHC and EIC

    An International Workshop on Electron-Ion Collider Physics will take place from 30 January through 3 February, 2012 at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).


    This workshop will cover saturation and its measurement; parton densities, nuclear spin and angular momentum, and generalized and transverse momentum parton distribution functions; constraints on initial energy-density formation and connecting initial conditions to hydrodynamics in heavy ion collisions.


    A Hamilton
    W A Horowitz
    A Peshier
    Z Vilakazi
    H Weigert

    Hosted by

    The National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), South Africa.

    Funded by

    The National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), South Africa; Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), USA; and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), USA.


    A five-day workshop with with long presentations and lots of informal discussions, with the idea being to have maximum communication of physics amongst the participants.


    Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) http://www.stias.ac.za/, Stellenbosch, South Africa, a beautiful new research & visitor center in the scenic university town of Stellenbosch. A brochure about the venue can be downloaded here http://www.stias.ac.za/STIASBrochure.pdf.

    Registration information

    There is no registration fee but due to space limitations, the number of participants will be strictly limited. For any additional questions that you may have, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Will Horowitz at William.Horowitz@uct.ac.za.

    The closing date for registrations was on the 31st December 2011.

    Financial support

    There is a possibility of limited support for travel and accommodations for researchers, and there is limited support specifically for student participation. If you are interested in requesting support from our limited funds, please indicate so on the application form of this page and specify the level necessary for your attendance.

    Tourist attractions

    South Africa is a popular tourist destination, and receives over two and a half million international visitors per year. Information about tourist attractions is available at http://bit.ly/1g3a7j and similar websites. A number of good travel guide books http://bit.ly/b7W9ht are also available.


    There will be a workshop excursion Wednesday, 1 February 2012, which is not covered by the (free) registration. Information on possibilities for excursions over the weekend(s) before and after the workshop, can be e-mailed to interested participants upon request. Should you wish to receive this information, please e-mail Will Horowitz at William.Horowitz@uct.ac.za.

    Contact information

    Please feel free to contact Dr Will Horowitz, a member of the Local Organizing committee with any questions that you may have:

    Dr. W. A. Horowitz
    Department of Physics
    University of Cape Town
    Private Bag X3
    Rondebosch 7701
    South Africa
    Office: +27 21 650 5553
    Fax: +27 21 650 3342
    Cell: +27 72 488 1515


    To view some photo's taken at the Workshop, please view this link http://www.phy.uct.ac.za/conf/cpteic/pictures.php