About the conference
Inaugurated in 1994 in Como, Italy, this series of conferences has become an important forum for scientists working on strong interactions, stimulating exchanges among theorists and experimentalists as well as across related fields.
The aim of the conference is to bring together people working on strong interactions from different approaches, ranging from lattice QCD to perturbative QCD, from models of the QCD vacuum to QCD phenomenology and experiments, from effective theories to physics beyond the Standard Model.
The scope of the conference also includes the interface between QCD, nuclear physics and astrophysics, and the wider landscape of strongly coupled physics. In particular, the conference will focus on the fruitful interactions and mutual benefits between QCD and the physics of condensed matter and strongly correlated systems.
The fourteenth edition of this conference series will be jointly hosted by the University of Stavanger and the Academy of Science Stavanger. The event will take place at the Ullandhaug Campus of the University of Stavanger, Norway, 27th July - 1st August 2020.
|Abstract submission opening:||1 December 2019|
|Abstract submission deadline:||17 May 2020|
|Abstract submission acceptance notification:||1 June 2020|
|Registration opening:||1 December 2019|
|Deadline for paying reduced registration fees:||6 June 2020|
|Registration deadline:||20 July 2020|
|Deadline for application for financial support:||17 May 2020|
|Financial support notification:||1 June 2020|
Registration and Conference Fee
Registration for the conference will be possible through the conference indico site starting on December 1st, 2019.
|Early Registration until June 6th, 2020||Late Registration until July 20th, 2020|
Mechanisms of quark confinement (vortices, monopoles, calorons...) and the structure of the vacuum in non-Abelian gauge theories. Chiral symmetry breaking, and the Dirac spectrum in the low-momentum region. Studies of ghost and gluon propagators. Confining strings and flux tubes, their effective actions. Renormalons and power corrections. Interface between perturbative and nonperturbative physics.
Chiral fermions and anomalous hydrodynamic effects in condensed matter systems, quantum simulators of QCD, topological phenomena in condensed matter systems.
Chiral and soft collinear effective theories; sum rules; lattice calculations; Schwinger-Dyson equations; masses of light quarks; light-quark loops; phenomenology of light-hadron form factors, spectra and decays; structure functions and generalized parton distributions; exotics and glueballs; experiments.
Heavy-light mesons, heavy quarkonia, heavy baryons, heavy exotics and related topics: phenomenology of spectra, decays, and production; effective theories for heavy quarks (HQET, NRQCD, pNRQCD, vNRQCD, SCET); sum rules for heavy hadrons; lattice calculations of heavy hadrons; heavy-quark mass determinations; experiments.
QCD at finite temperature; quark-gluon plasma detection and characteristics; jet quenching; transport coefficients; lattice QCD and phases of quark matter; QCD vacuum and strong fields; heavy-ion experiments. experiments.
Physics beyond the Standard Model from hadronic physics, including precision experimental data and precision calculations.
Nuclear matter; nuclear forces; quark matter; neutron and compact stars.
Hints on the confinement/deconfinement mechanisms from supersymmetric and string theories; strongly coupled theories beyond the Standard Model; applications of nonperturbative methods of QCD to other fields.
Machine learning techniques; data fitting and extraction of signals; new developments in unfolding methods; averaging and combination of results.
We are delighted that Prof. Eckard Elsen, director of research and computing of CERN will give a public lecture in the evening of July 27th 2020. The talk takes place at 20:00h at the Radisson Blue Atlantic hotel (Olav V s gate 3, 4005 Stavanger) in the city center of Stavanger.
Participants who speak Norwegian are kindly invited to join already at 19:00h for the outreach talk by Prof. Are Raklev of the University of Oslo on the fundamental concept underlying our conference: confinement.
The event is open to the general public and entry is free. Coffee, tea and water will be served. We hope that you will enjoy an exciting evening with physics at the forefront of human knowledge.
(Lecture titles are tentative.)
Staying at the conference
Participants are kindly requested to book their accomodations individually.
We have pre-reserved 50 rooms at the University of Stavanger Campus hotel Ydalir (www.ydalir.no) which is conveniently located close to the venue of the conference. You can benefit from a reduced rate for conference participants by using the reservation code "QuarkYdalir". When contacting the hotel for booking, please indicate besides the code that you are participating in the 2020 confinement conference.
Further accomodation options will be listed here over time. We are currently negotiating reduced rates with several hotels in and around Stavanger.
We are happy to offer childcare services free of charge to parents attending the 2020 Confinement conference with their children. Please contact us via email (ConfXIV@uis.no) about your childcare needs before May 1st 2020. Please also indicate your request for childcare services during the registration including the number and age of children.