NICA/JINR-FAIR Bilateral Workshop
"Matter at highest baryon densities in the laboratory and in space"

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), April 2 - 4, 2012

Aim of the Meeting

Topics to be covered are:

  • Phases of QCD at high baryon densities,
  • Effects signalling phase transitions,
  • Observables in heavy-ion collisions and astrophysics,
  • Simulations of ion collisions and supernovae,
presented by the leading experts in the field from JINR Dubna and German Institutes involved in the FAIR and NICA programmes.

Scientific basis for the discussions is provided by the NICA White Paper and by «The CBM Physics Book» (Springer 2011)

Program (pdf)

10:00Opening (Marcus Bleicher)
10:15Studies of dense nuclear matter with a fixed target experiment at the Nuclotron at JINR (Peter Senger)
11:00Coffee break
11:30Study of Strange Matter Production in the Heavy Ion Collisions at Nuclotron (Vladimir Ladygin)
12:00Production of Hypernuclei in Collisions of Relativistic Ions (Alexander Botvina)
14:00CBM Physics at the SIS-100 (Volker Friese)
14:30Silicon tracking detectors (Johann Heuser)
15:00Phase diagram in a non-local PNJL model calibrated with lattice QCD (Gustavo Contrera)
15:20Generalized Beth-Uhlenbeck EoS for baryon dissociation in dense matter (Daniel Zablocki)
15:40X(3872) as a D D * molecule bound by quark exchange forces (Carlos Pena)
16:00Coffee break
16:30Open discussion
Aslanyan, ...
18:00Dinner (Alt-Oberurseler Brauhaus,, to be reached by public transport U3 from Campus/Niederursel in 15 min)
9:00Status of the NICA Project and White Paper (Alexander Sorin)
9:30MPD detector for studying heavy-ion collisions at NICA (Oleg Rogachevsky)
10:00What could be measured at NICA energies (Genis Musulmanbekov)
10:30MPD Time Projection Chamber and accompanying physics (Stepan Razin)
11:00Coffee break
11:30Influence of magnetic field on the chiral/deconfining phase transition (Ernst-Michael Ilgenfritz)
12:00Lattice QCD based equation of state at finite baryon density (Pasi Huovinen)
14:00Understanding properties of chemical freeze-out (Christoph Blume)
14:30Event structure of the multiparticle nucleus-nucleus collisions (Oleg Rogachevsky)
15:00Strongly Intensive Measures for Event-by-Event Fluctuations in Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions (Mark Gorenstein)
15:30How to measure event-by-event fluctuations of identified particles (Anar Rustamov)
16:00Coffee break
16:30Chiral Condensate in a Hadron Resonance Gas and A Model for Chemical Freeze-Out (David Blaschke)
Open discussion
9:00Dynamics of the QGP in relativistic heavy-ion collisions (Elena Bratkovskaya)
9:30Resonance dynamics and reconstruction of hadronic channels (Marcus Bleicher)
10:00Non-equilibrium phase transitions in expanding matter (Igor Mishustin)
10:30Hydrodynamic modeling of heavy-ion collisions in the NICA-FAIR energy domain (Leonid Satarov)
11:00Coffee break
11:30Chiral thermodynamics of dense baryonic/quark matter (Chihiro Sasaki)
12:00Inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking phases (Michael Buballa)
14:00Possible Surprises of the Strongly Interacting Matter EoS at NICA/FAIR Energies (Kyrill Bugaev)
14:30Investigation of the thermal model for description of hadron multiplicities in heavy ion collisions (Dmytro Oliinychenko)
15:00Vorticity in Heavy Ion Collisions and its manifestations (Oleg Teryaev)
15:30The thermal model (at low energies) and the significance of hadron yields measurements at FAIR & NICA (A. Andronic)
Hybrid Approaches to Heavy Ion Collisions and Future Perspectives (Marcus Bleicher)

Participants include:

Anton Andronic, Petros Aslanyan, David Blaschke, Marcus Bleicher, Christoph Blume, Rudolf Bock, Alexander Botvina, Elena Bratkovskaya, Michael Buballa, Kyrill Bugaev, Giuseppe Colucci, Gustavo Contrera, Antonia Frassino, Volker Friese, Marek Gazdzicki, Mark Gorenstein, Johann Heuser, Pasi Huovinen, Ernst-Michael Ilgenfritz, Takeshi Kodama, Vladimir Ladygin, Igor Mishustin, Genis Musulmanbekov, Diana Nicmorus, Dmytro Oliinychenko, Carlos Pena, Stepan Razin, Oleg Rogachevsky, Anar Rustamov, Chihiro Sasaki, Leonid Satarov, Peter Senger, Alexander Sorin, Horst Stoecker, Herbert Stroebele, Oleg Teryaev, Daniel Zablocki


The FIAS building is located on the Science Campus Riedberg, of Goethe University Frankfurt.

To get to FIAS from Frankfurt Airport regional train station (Regionalbahnhof), take S-Bahn S8 or S9 to station Hauptwache (inner city), then change to U-Bahn U8 (direction Riedberg) and exit at Uni Campus Riedberg.

The address of the hotel is

An der Sandelmuehle 35 D-60439 Frankfurt/Main, Germany

27 minutes walk between Hotel and FIAS. There is also a bus. One can look at map 1 or map 2 for details.

Registration is closed.


M. Bleicher (FIAS, Frankfurt)
A. Sorin (JINR, Dubna)
D. Blaschke (Univ. Wroclaw and JINR)