Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Talks and academic programme may be found here.
[Edited on January 4, 2009.]
Pre-arrival, accomodation information can be found here. [Note that accomodation information has been sent by email and will no longer be
on the web-site to protect your privacy. Updated on January 4, 2009]
List of participants may be found here.
Working group information may be found here.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
[Last updated on January 4, 2009.]
The workshop itself will take place at the PPISR campus, Bidalur. The corresponding guesthouse is also within this campus. Details for getting here are at the PPISR website. In the event that for one reason or another the pickup arrangement fails, you will be able to navigate your way there from the instructions given at this web-site.
Those of you who are at the Academy guesthouse (marked as Academy Fellows Residence on the map) can also locate it from here. It is about 12 kilometers from the City railway station. If you are staying here and are flying into Bangalore, you can take a bus to Mehkri circle and find your way from there following the map.
For those of you who are staying at the Indian Institute of Science guesthouse, directions can be found at the IISc website.
By email we have already communicated with all of you of the pick-up arrangements
Important information for participants who will be housed at Jalahalli: Those who are staying in Jalahalli and are arriving by surface transport make kindly take an autorickshaw and make their way to the Academy guesthouse. It is about 15 km from the city railway station and the rate by the meter is Rs. 7/km. Since it is somewhat remote, the autorickshaw driver may charge you extra. Please bear with it. If you get lost in the neighbourhood there, you can call one of our volunteers who will be standing by and will be able to rescue you if you are lost within a radius of about a km or so.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
We are almost through will making all the accomodation assignments and we will post that information on the web-site when we sort out some organizational matters. We are also working on the transportation matters at the time of your arrival and departure, and for the duration of the workshop for those of you who will not be staying at PPISR. We will post this information also as soon as it is ready for broadcast.
The working groups have been formed with two conveners to help identify current research problems that could be considered by the participants of each group and students for future study. The presence of international experts is a vital ingredient: the working groups may feel free to organize talks, seminars and internal discussions. The conveners may may present a summary report at the end of the workshop on the deliberations of the working groups, problems identified, and suggested course of action, and submit it to the superconvener. The latter may then collate these and present them to the Chairman for inclusion in the report of the workshop to be sent to the funding agencies.
The working groups have also been slightly rearranged and renamed. The information on each of them is given below. The numbering is arbitrary. Apoorva Patel will be the superconvener of the working groups and if conveners face problems or obstructions or issues that they are not immediately able to solve, they may approach him (adpatel [at] cts dot iisc dot ernet dot in).
I. Chiral Perturbation Theory
Conveners: B. Ananthanarayan and Juerg Gasser
Scientific Secretary: Rahul Srivastava
P. N. Pandita
II. Lattice gauge theory and chiral Lagrangians
Conveners: Gilberto Colangelo and Maarten Golterman
Scientific Secretary: I. Sentitemsu Imson
S. S. Singh
III. QCD Strings
Conveners: N. D. Hari Dass and Gunnar Bali
Scientific Secretary: Ranjan Laha
IV. Non-perturbative methods
Conveners: Aneesh Manohar and H. S. Sharatchandra
Scientific Secretary: Gauhar Abbas
In a separate post to follow, we will list the working group information for your ready reference. During the workshop, each working group will have a scientific secretary who will assist in the running of the working group, help out with making copies and finding work space and whatever else you might require you make your working group activity more meaningful. We plan to assemble several important books which will be made available to you for your use during the working group activity. Please note that onsite the printing facilities will be limited, and so please bring important references with yourself so that no time will be wasted looking for these. We will very soon make a comprehensive list of members of working groups who make then start thinking of what they could do during the workshop and even communicate with one another in advance.
Finally, if you have any suggestions for improving or enhancing the workshop, please write to Anant (anant [at] cts dot iisc dot ernet dot in) who can take your suggestions into account.
Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Rs. 1,50,000/-
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Rs. 25,000/-
Department of Science and Technology, Rs. 1,00,000/-
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Rs. 50,000/-
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Rs. 25,000/-
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Rs. 1,00,000/-
Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research, Rs. 2,50,000/-
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Rs. 1,00,000/-
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Rs. 1,00,000/-
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
The previous annoucement on abstracts has now been deleted as all the abstracts are in. You may see them by clicking here. You may see the schedule of talks by clicking here. This is the final schedule and is being posted on January 4, 2009. The list of session chairs is here. [Session chair list updated last on January 10, 2009.]
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
1. Name as it should appear on the badge
2. Affiliation as it should appear on the badge
3. Your postal address and emergency contact information, including telephone numbers
4. Arrival and departure details as soon as possible. Of course this should include arrival times of trains and flights so that we can arrange for the transportation to the places where you will be accomodated. The departure details too are welcome, but those we can always get out of you when are here, in case they are not readily available.
If you require a formal letter of invitation for your internal purposes of travel funding and/or leave of absence, write immediately. Please explicitly state if you require hard copy / scanned copy / soft copy / any other possibility. If you require emergency contact information on our side, write a mail and we will send it to you. This will not be posted on the web-site.
Also, please keep checking the web-site from time to time for updates.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
If you have made your travel plans, especially with flight or train details, please do send them in to the workshop account at your earliest convenience. We hope to collect all this information in good time, so that we will be able to organize transport in as efficient a manner as possible.
If you require an official letter of invitation for purposes of obtaining leave of absence from your work place, and/or for purposes of charging travel expenses to your grants, or for any other purpose, do write to us and we will send you a letter. In this event, please make sure that you give us the postal address to which it has to be mailed. If an email letter of invitation would suffice for such purposes it would be so much better.
Finally, please keep checking this page off and on for updates.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
In addition, for those of you who are interested in the Woodrich Enclave, do visit their web-site.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
List of Confirmed Participants [last updated December 3, 2008]
Most up to date arrival and departure details are not shown here, but instead on the pre-arrival information page.
Participant, Affiliation, Arrival, Departure
Gauhar Abbas, Bangalore, NA, NA
Rathin Adhikari, Delhi
B. Ananthanarayan, Bangalore, NA, NA
Sinia Aoki, Tsukuba
Gunnar Bali, Regensburg
Jitesh R. Bhatt, Ahmedabad
Sudhansu Biswal, Bangalore, NA, NA
Shailesh Chandrasekharan, Duke University
Dilip Chaudhury, Guwahati
Gilberto Colangelo, Bern, January 11, January 18
Padmanabha Dasgupta, Kalyani
Juerg Gasser, Bern, January 10, January 18,
Rohini M.Godbole, Bangalore, NA, NA
Maarten Golterman, San Francisco State University
N. D. Hari Dass, Bangalore, NA, NA
I. Sentitemsu Imsong, Bangalore, NA, NA
Saiful Islam, Guwahati
Abhishek Iyer, Bangalore, NA, NA
Govind S. Krishnaswami, Durham, January 11, January 18
Ranjan Laha, Bangalore, NA, NA
Pushan Majumdar, Kolkata
Samirnath Mallik, Kolkata
Aneesh Manohar, San Diego
Manu Mathur, Kolkata
Nilmani Mathur, Mumbai
Peter Matlock, Taiwan
Parthasarathi Mitra, Kolkata
Subhadip Mitra, Kanpur,
Bachir Moussallam, Orsay
Asmita Mukherjee, Mumbai*
Alan Norton, University of Ferrara and INFN, Italy, January 11, January 18
Andreas Nyffeler, Allahabad
Prafulla Panda, Kolkata
P. N. Pandita, Shillong
R. Parthasarathy, Chennai
J. Pasupathy, Bangalore, NA, NA
Monalisa Patra, Bangalore, NA, NA
Apoorva D. Patel, Bangalore, NA, NA
Udit Raha, Taiwan
Sunethra Ramanan, Bangalore, NA, NA
Sabyasachi Roy, Guwahati
H. S. Sharatchandra, Chennai
Bikash Sinha, Kolkata
S. S. Singh, Delhi
Vikram Soni, Delhi
Rahul Srivasatava, Bangalore, NA, NA
Vikram Vyas, Delhi
Urs Wenger, Bern
(* partial confirmation)
We are presently discussing with the Woodridge Resort and will provide more information on this soon.
For the moment, please visit this site to see pictures of on-site accomodation
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Chiral Perturbation Theory in Continuum and Lattice, QCD-Strings and Confinement, overlapping developments in Non-perturbative QCD. [List of speakers will be announced shortly.]
11 January, 2009: Arrival in Bangalore
12-16 January: Workshop
17 January: Excursion
18 January: Last session and farewell before lunch.
5 working days with 4 one hour talks a day
Rough schedule: 9:30-11:30 & 12:00-13:00 & 14:00-15:00
Coffee break at 11:30-12:00, lunch break at 13:00-14:00 and coffee break at 15:00-15:30.
Some 1 hr slots to be converted to 40 min slots as necessary.
General discussions and identifying concrete problems for future: 15:30 - 17:30
Two postdinner short presentations of 30 mins each.
Poster session: if necessary.
As the workshop we plan to offer an opportunity to young researchers from developing countries to present their results. We may organize special sessions for such talks.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
We are pleased to annouce an international workshop on frontier problems in strong interaction physics. The workshop is being jointly organized by the Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and the
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata. The objective of the workshop is to bring together active researchers in some areas of strong interaction physics. The scientific programme will be discussed further down.
The dates of the workshop are January 12-18, 2009.
The venue of the workshop will be the Bidalur campus of the PPISR. This is situated about 35 km north of central Bangalore, but is only about 10 km from the new Bangalore International Airport at Devanahalli, which is expected to be operational very soon, and long before the workshop dates. The venue has an auditorium with a seating capacity of about 35. There are other furnished halls available for possible parallel sessions and for working groups to assemble and discuss. There will be multimedia projection facility available in the auditorium, and black and white boards in the other working spaces.
Chiral perturbation Theory
Lattice gauge theories
QCD at finite temperature and density
B. Ananthanarayan, Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science
N. D. Hari Dass, PPISR & Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science (Chairman)
Samir Mallik, Theoretical Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Scientific Advisory Committee
P. van Baal, University of Leiden, Netherlands
G. Colangelo, University of Bern, Switzerland
J. Gasser, University of Bern, Switzerland
M. Golterman, San Francisco State University, USA
A. D. Patel, Indian Institute of Science, India
All members of organizing committee
The weather in Bangalore in January will be exceptionally beautiful, with clear skies and no clouds and a daily maximum of about 25 C and a minimum of about 12 C.
We are planning to arrange for shared accomodation that is available on the campus, but which is very limited in number. There is resort nearby with luxurious rooms. For participants who prefer such accomodation for which they can bear the expenses, we will try to arrange for discounted prices. It is possible that partial funding for even such accomodation may become available after we approach funding agencies for support.
The workshop in principle if open to all those who are interested in the field. However, due to limited accomodation facilities, we may have to restrict the number of participants.
Note that students and post-docs who wish to participate may apply in writing with a letter of support from their advisor or supervisor.
All overseas participants require clearance from Government agencies. This will require them to confirm their participation to us no later than September 15, 2008. Even if their participation is tentative they must supply information to the organizing committee about their intention and also some other proforma information that is required of them to obtain the clearance. This includes passport number, place of issue and other details which will be posted on this website shortly.
e-mail: strongfrontier2009 [at] gmail [dot] com