Workshop on Light-Cone QCD and Nonperturbative Hadron Physics 2005
Joint Workshop of the
Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter,
National Institute for Theoretical Physics
in association with the
International Light Cone Advisory Committee
Thursday, July 7 - Friday July 15, 2005
at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort, Cairns, Australia
Sponsored by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
A current list of participants can be found here
The Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM) and the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITP) at Adelaide University are holding a Workshop on Light-Cone QCD and Nonperturbative Hadron Physics.
For more detailed general information click here.
Program and Purpose:
This is meant to be a true workshop in the sense that sufficient time will be made available each day for discussions which may develop into collaborative projects. It is intended that most talks will be held in the morning and the afternoons will largely be left free for discussions and collaborations. A poster session will be held as demand requires. Sufficient computers and connections for notebooks will be provided so that people can access their e-mail. Working areas will be available for discussions and coffee and tea will be also provided.
The program is now available here.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
- Light-Front Quantization and Field Theory
- Perturbative QCD and Phenomenology
- Light-Front Wavefunctions and QCD
- Lattice QCD
- Transverse Lattice QCD
- Vacuum structure and chiral symmetry
- Applications to Nuclear Physics
- Low x Physics
- Dyson-Schwinger Equations
- Hadron spectroscopy and structure
- Effective Hamiltonians and Operator Methods
- Light-Front Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
- Applications of AdS/CFT to QCD
- Light-Front Methods for Matrix theory and String theory
The talks presented at the conference are here.
Photos from Cairns are here.
Most international attendees will require a valid visa and current passport to enter Australia. A currency converter is available here. Please note that air travel to, from, and within Australia can be congested in the workshop period since it coincides with the school and university mid-year breaks. If you are planning to attend you should ensure that your air travel reservations are made well in advance of your travel!
The recommended accommodation and workshop site is at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort which is located 6 kms from downtown Cairns, near the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rain Forest.
AUD$750 (approx US$570) paid by April 30, 2005 and AUD$950 (approx US$720) thereafter.
All registration fees must be received no later than 15 June 2005. A cancellation fee of AUD$100.00 will apply to any cancellations received after 15 May 2005 and no refunds will be given after 15 Jun 2005.
The registration fee includes all costs for the reception, continental breakfasts, lunches, morning and afternoon brewed coffee, tea and cookies at coffee breaks, the workshop dinner and a copy of the proceedings. A free bus from the workshop venue to Cairns (10 minutes) will be provided so that participants can choose from a variety of restaurants in Cairns for dinner at night (participants are responsible for the cost of their evening meals). Alternatively, the Cairns Colonial Club Resort has two restaurants and a casual cafe for those who might prefer to have their evening meal at the workshop venue.
Accompanying guests are welcome to join participants for breakfast and lunch at a cost of AUD$12.00 for breakfast and AUD$20.00 for lunch per person per day.
Please complete the accompanying guests registration form below.
Applications for support should be sent to the Local Organizers by e-mail (CLICK HERE). Financial support for attendance at the workshop is very limited and in the first instance will be available on a competitive basis to junior attendees with limited access to support from other sources. Registration waivers will not be given since it is the registration that is funding the venue, food, dinner, proceedings etc. Any support that is offered will be in the form of contributions to travel and/or accommodation costs only. If applying for financial support, you must also register to attend the workshop indicating, in the space provided ( "additional information" ), whether your attendance will be dependent upon the acknowledgement of some financial support.
We have negotiated discounted accommodation costs with the workshop site, the Cairns Colonial Club Resort at which the following options are available:
Colonial Room - 1 queen bed/1 single bed = AUD$124 per night
Superior room - 2 queen size beds = AUD$149 (twin share = AUD$74.50 per night per person)
With the two free days (Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10) participants are encouraged to visit some of the exciting local attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rain Forest. The Cairns Colonial Club Resort provides a comprehensive professional tour service desk for their guests' convenience.
The CSSM is pleased to be able to offer workshop participants access to our special hire car rates with Avis Car Hire. If you would like to hire a car for some sightseeing on the free days you will need to quote the following number P668999 to obtain the cars at a better rate. The only requirement is that you have had a full drivers license valid in your country of residence for at least one year. The Cairns Colonial Club Resort has a tour desk and an Avis counter where bookings can be made. Please produce your workshop name badge when collecting your car as proof of being a workshop delegate. Below is a table of car groups. The prices quoted below were correct at time of web page construction. Please be aware prices may vary slightly and do not include taxes.
A/Toyota Corolla Hatch/Manual/ A$47, A$44, A$40
B/Toyota Corolla Hatch/Auto/ A$49, A$45, A$41
C/Nissan Pulsar/Auto/ A$51, A$46, A$42
D/Toyota Camry/Auto/ A$52, A$46.50, A$43
E/Holden Commodore/Auto/ A$53.50, A$47, A$44
How to Register:
A registration form suitable for printout and faxing may be found here. A copy will be sent to the email address you have provided when you submit this form.
To express interest in attending the workshop and to be included in the mailing list for any future notices regarding it please either:
- fill out the electronic registration form below and submit it (the preferred option), or
- mail, fax or e-mail the relevant information (including the title of the workshop, your name, address, contact information, accommodation needs, talk title and abstract, etc.) to the address below:
LC2005 Workshop Organisers
Physics Building, Rm. 126
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Telephone: +61-8-83133533; Fax: +61-8-83133551