HQ2004 - Overview



The aim of the workshop is to enhance the direct exchange of scientific information amongst the younger members of the Relativistic Heavy Ion community, both from the experiment and theory.
Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Collective phenomena
  • Correlations
  • Strangeness production
  • Photons and dileptons
  • High-pT phenomena
  • Heavy flavor production

Workshop Venue

The workshop will take place on July 18-24, 2004 at The Inn at Snakedance in the Taos Ski Valley Resort, 19 miles from Taos, New Mexico (see Accommodations). The Inn offers highly competitive rates during the summer season and a full array of conference facilities. Taos is about 72 miles from Santa Fe and 135 miles from Albuquerque, both of which can be reached via a variety of airlines.


The morning sessions will consist mainly of short (~15 min.) presentations, each followed by a relatively long Q&A session. Active participation in the Q&A sessions will be encouraged.
For the later afternoons topical working groups are scheduled to discuss specialized topics in an organized form. The format of these working groups will depend on the number of participants interested in a the specific topics.
The participants are expected to be present at the workshop premises and to engage in spontaneous discussions beyond the scheduled session time. Ample free time between lunch and the late afternoon session and after dinner is planned in order to enhance such informal interactions.


The number of participants will be in the range 60 to 80. Every participant will give an oral presentation. Participation in the workshop will be by invitation only. Those interested in participating are encouraged to contact the organizing committee by using the expression of interest form to provide their data and a brief description of their activity and their proposed contribution. The program of the workshop will be finalized in the course of the month of April.

Financial Support

Thanks to our sponsors a number of scholarships will be available covering either the registration fee or local expenses. Eligible registrants wishing to apply for support should please check the respective box on the expression of interest form.


Proceedings of the conference will be published in Journal of Physics G.


A symbolic award for the best presentation at the workshop will be instituted. It will be dedicated to the memory of the late Klaus Kinder-Geiger.


We are grateful for financial support by the following sponsors: CERN, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University , Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, and Journal of Physics G.

Last Update:Wednesday, February 04, 2004