Workshop On

P- and CP-odd Effects in Hot and Dense Matter (2012)

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This is the second RBRC workshop on the topic of “P- and CP-odd Effects in Hot and Dense Matter”. The first was held in April 2010 and was successful in initiating a fruitful discussion of topological effects (such as Chern-Simons number generation) in hot and dense QCD matter, as well as the implications for cosmology and condensed matter physics. A number of significant theoretical and experimental developments, in part prompted by that workshop, have occurred since 2010.

They include: the formulation of relativistic hydrodynamics taking into account quantum anomalies; understanding of the hydrodynamical chiral modes related to the anomaly; holographic computations of the chiral magnetic effect; and, on the experimental side, the refinement of the previous measurements of charge asymmetry fluctuations at RHIC and the first measurements from the beam energy scan at RHIC and at the LHC. The time is ripe to critically review the most recent progresses of the theory, the experiment and the unsolved questions, to formulate new research directions, and to discuss the predictions and plans for the future heavy ion programs at RHIC as well as at the LHC, FAIR and NICA.

Specific topics to be discussed include:

Organizing Committee

International Advisory Committee


Presentations will be mainly by invitation. We expect to be able to accommodate a limited number of contributed talks. If you are interested in presenting a contributed talk, please contact one of the organizers.

Special Evening Event

Registered attendees are invited to attend the optional banquet dinner after the Workshop on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm, Brookhaven Center South Room; free of charge for registered participants.

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