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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


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, hosted by the Center for Frontiers in Nuclear Science and no-host banquet dinner.

Welcome Reception
Location: Low Library, Columbia University
Monday, June 24, 2019, 6 p.m.
Map | Directions

To access Low Library, enter the main Columbia gates at 116th Street and Broadway, and follow the main steps up to the building's main entrance.

Banquet Dinner
Low Library Rotunda
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 7 p.m.

Conference Organizers

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


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Important Dates

Tue, Apr 2, 2019 Registration opens
Wed, Jun 5, 2019 Registration closes

Conference Information

Last Modified: October 29, 2021