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Initial Stages 2019 (IS2019)

Initial Stages 2019 (IS2019)

The fifth installment on the physics of the initial stages of high energy nuclear collisions

Registration will be available soon.


The scientific program will be devoted to new developments in nuclear physics, with an emphasis on the latest data from the following event topics:

  • The partonic structure of protons and nuclei, including spin, momentum and spatial aspects
  • Physics at low-x, using both weak coupling and strong coupling approaches
  • The physics of the initial stages in hadronic and nuclear collisions, including the approach (or not) to hydrodynamic and local thermal equilibrium, the role of strong initial magnetic fields, and transport properties (viscosity and vorticity)
  • Experimental data from colliders and fixed target hadron and deep-inelastic scattering experiments
  • Prospects for future facilities (Electron-Ion Collider, LHeC, FCC)

Talks will be arranged in both plenary and parallel sessions

Evening Events

Registered participants are invited to attend the welcome reception and banquet dinner.

Welcome Reception
Location: To be determined
Monday, June 24, 2019, 6 p.m.

Banquet Dinner
Location: To be determined
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 7 p.m.

Conference Organizers

  • Peter Steinberg (BNL)
  • Raju Venugopalan (BNL)


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Conference Information

Last Modified: January 31, 2019