Exploring QCD Frontiers 2012




An International Workshop on Electron-Ion Collider Physics will take place from 30 January through 3 February, 2012 at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).


This workshop will cover saturation and its measurement; parton densities, nuclear spin and angular momentum, and generalized and transverse momentum parton distribution functions; constraints on initial energy-density formation and connecting initial conditions to hydrodynamics in heavy ion collisions.


W A Horowitz
H Weigert
A Hamilton
A Peshier
Z Vilakazi

Hosted by

The National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), South Africa.

Funded and Supported by

The National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), South Africa; Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), USA; the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), USA; the National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa; iThembaLABS, South Africa; SA-CERN; and the Centre for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (CTMP), South Africa.

Funding Agencies


A five-day workshop with long presentations and lots of informal discussions, with the idea being to have maximum communication of physics amongst the participants.


Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch, South Africa, a beautiful new research & visitor center in the scenic university town of Stellenbosch. A brochure about the venue can be downloaded here