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January 1, 2022 to July 1, 2022
Asia/Shanghai timezone


The topics of this online seminar series cover broad aspects of hot and dense QCD matter, with an emphasis on physics related to RHIC beam energy scan (BES) program.

The fifth season of the series will be taken place 6:00 am (San Francisco)=9:00 am (New York)=3:00pm (Frankfurt)=6:30pm(New Delhi)=10:00pm (Tokyo) every Tuesday between Sep. 6th and Dec. 13th (excluding thanksgiving), 2022. 

Presentation and Video Files:

1) One drive link: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Amq1Cn3JzPr4apWga_Y1XZxLAgg?e=5GUWiC
2) Baidu link: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1QOBusrtBYPw6QAfKt_lp2w?pwd=z68e  
Confirmed speakers:

1. Feb. 8th, Frank Wilczek  (MIT) 
    Axions: From Deep QCD to Cosmology and a New Search Strategy 

2. Feb. 15th, Thomas Schäfer (NC State University) 
    Results from the Beam Energy Scan Theory (BEST) collaboration : an overview”

3. Feb. 22nd, Benjamin Doenigus  (Frankfurt University)
    “Creation of fragile anti-matter at the LHC

4. March 1st, Larry McLerran (UW)
     “Properties of Quarkyonic Matter 

5. March 8th, Attila Pasztor (ELTE Eötvös Loránd University)
     “New approaches to lattice QCD at finite density 

6. March 15th, Rob Pisarski (BNL) and Fabian Rennecke (University of Giessen)
     “Exotic phases in heavy-ion collisions 

7. March 22nd, Wei-jie Fu (Dalian University of Technology)
     “QCD phase structure at finite temperature and density from FRG 

8. March 29th, Mike Strickland (Kent State University)
     “Anisotropic Hydrodynamics 

9. April 12th, Sören Schlichting (Bielefeld University)
     ”Dynamic critical behavior & non-equilibrium phase transitions in the Z2 and O(4) universality classes 

10. April 19th, Li-pei Du (McGill University)
      “Hydrodynamics close to the critical point 

11. April 26th, Jamie Nagle (University of Colorado)
      “Flow in small systems and the scientific method  

12. May 3rd, Tetyana Galatyuk (TU Darmstadt)
      “Overview of HADES results 

13. May 10th, Johanna Stachel (Universitaet Heidelberg)
      “Experimental constraints on the phase structure of QCD from LHC data  

14. May 17th, Takafumi Niida (University of Tsukuba)
       “Experimental overview of Polarization in HIC 

15.  May 24th, Topical Discussion 

       1) ‪Nora Weickgenannt (Frankfurt University) 

         the application of kinetic theory in HIC: from the formulation of hydro to description of spin 

        2) Yin Yi (Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou) 

           kinetic theory and spin: from fermions to bosons 

16. May 31st, Ralf Rapp (TAMU)
       “Heavy Flavor in Heavy-Ion Collisions 

17. June 7th, Toshihiro Nonaka (University of Tsukuba)
       “Methods and Results on Critical Fluctuations from RHIC BES & FXT”

18. June 21st, Akira Ohnishi (Kyoto University)
       “Exploring hadron interactions and bound states with femtoscopy in heavy-ion collisions

19. June 28th, Aleksi Kurkela (CERN)
      “QCD in the cores of Neutron Stars”   

20. July 5th, Veronica Dexheimer (Kent State University)
       “Equation of state for Neutron Stars”


Previous series:

Season I (Fall, 2020)

Season II (spring, 2021)

Season III (Fall 2021)


Code of Conduct 

The organizers are committed to making this seminar series productive and enjoyable for everyone. Creating a supportive professional environment where open and frank discussion of ideas can take place, where everyone is treated with courtesy and respect, and in which diversity and inclusion are valued is the responsibility of all the participants. We will not tolerate harassment of attendees or others involved in the conference in any form. By joining the Zoom call, you agree to follow these guidelines:

1) Behave professionally in personal interactions. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or scientific discussions, deliberate intimidation, stalking, offensive comments related to gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, or the religion or non-religion of participants.

2) Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down the speaker or the other attendees. Scientific discussion and criticism is vital and should be conducted in this spirit.

3) All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.

Should a participant be asked to stop any inappropriate behavior, they are expected to comply immediately. In serious cases, they may be muted or asked to leave the meeting at the sole discretion of the organizers.