Tuesday, May 6, 2008

First Annoucement for workshop, January 12-18, 2009, Bangalore

Welcome to the Strong Frontier 2009 home page.

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.

Scientific Topics

Chiral perturbation Theory

Lattice gauge theories

QCD strings

QCD at finite temperature and density

Non-perturbative methods

Organizing Committee

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