Theme of Workshop:
QCD is the accepted theory of the strong interaction, but fundamental questions remain unanswered, eg. the dynamics behind the confinement of color and generation of a mass gap; the behaviour of the spectrum as either temperature is raised, or the number of colors or supersymmetries is varied; the ground state of matter at high baryon density.
Interest in these questions is as topical now as at any time in the last 25 years, driven by the heavy-ion collision experimental programmes at RHIC and LHC; the advent of Teraflop-scale computer resources enabling systematic and quantitative approach to QCD beyond perturbation theory; and dramatic theoretical progress in non-perturbative gauge theory exploiting a conjectured duality between gauge theory and gravity, which promises to fulfil a longstanding dream of finding a theoretical description of the QCD string.
The workshop's aim is to initiate and sustain a dialogue between different communities of researchers, with the aim both of reviewing and communicating progress, and of suggesting new and fruitful directions for collaborative exploration.
- Ofer Aharony (Weizmann Institute)
- Johanna Erdmenger (MPP Munich)
- Philippe de Forcrand (ETH Zurich)
- Clifford Johnson (Southern California) *
- Frithjof Karsch (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
- Mikko Laine (Bielefeld)
- Aneesh Manohar (San Diego) *
- Rob Myers (Perimeter Institute) *
- Horatiu Nastase (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
- Peter Petreczky (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
- Alex Pomarol (UAB Barcelona)
- Krishna Rajagopal (MIT)
- Francesco Sannino (NBI Copenhagen and SDU Odense)
- Thomas Schaefer (North Carolina)
- Edward Shuryak (SUNY Stony Brook)
- Andrei Starinets (Perimeter Institute)
- Misha Stephanov (Illinois)
- Guy de Teramond (Costa Rica)
- Jac Verbaarschot (SUNY Stony Brook)
- Laurence Yaffe (Washington).
Poster Session/Contributed Talks:
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