HQ2008 - Overview


  • The aim of the workshop is to enhance the direct exchange of scientific information amongst the younger members of the community from both experiments and theory. It promotes and facilitates informal interactions among young scientists in the field. The workshop will consist of short presentations combined into topical sessions, each session will be followed by a relatively long Q&A period. Results and future perspectives from heavy ion programs at BNL, CERN, and GSI will also be discussed. Topics that will be addressed include:
    • Collective phenomena
    • Correlations and fluctuations
    • Strangeness production
    • Photons and dileptons
    • Intermediate and high pT phenomena
    • Heavy flavor production
    • Experimental apparatus

Workshop Venue

  • The workshop will took place on August 18-23, 2008 in Aspen Lodge, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. Aspen Lodge is located only an hour and a 1/2 from Denver, CO. For more details see here.


  • The morning and afternoon sessions consisted of short (~15-20 min) presentations, each followed by a relatively long Q&A session. At the end of each session we had a long discussion section (~1h). Ample free time between lunch and the late afternoon session and after dinner enhanced informal interactions.


  • This year we plan to have ~70 participants (+9 organizers). As before every participant will give an oral presentation.


  • Proceedings deadlines is Sept. 15th. NOTE THIS IS ONLY 3 WEEKS AFTER THE CONFERENCE FINISHES


  • Proceedings of the conference will be published in The European Physical Journal C in a regular (although dedicated) issue, i.e., as peer reviewed articles. Each participant will obtain one issue. All articles will be available on the web through the journal web pages.


  • As for Hot Quarks 2004 and Hot Quarks 2006, a symbolic award for the best presentation at the workshop was instituted. The award is dedicated to the memory of the late Klaus Kinder-Geiger. Winner of HQ2006 was Andre Peshier.

Last Update:Friday, January 25, 2008