First Circular

Dear Colleagues,

The workshop “eXtreme QCD”, will take place at the Plymouth
University, Plymouth (UK), August 1-3, 2016.

eXtreme QCD (XQCD) is held annually and aims to cover recent advances
in the theory and phenomenology of QCD under extreme conditions of
temperature and/or baryon density, together closely with related topics. The
three day workshop takes place in the wake of the Lattice 2016 conference,
held in Southampton (UK) and brings together the communities interested in:
first principle simulations, heavy ion collision experiments and
relevant recent advances from the Mathematics community.
Major topics include:

* QCD phase diagram (critical endpoint calculations, phenomenological models)
* Quantum Field Theories of dense, cold matter (the sign problem)
* Properties of the quark-gluon plasma (energy-momentum tensor, QCD
thermodynamics, transport, out-of-equilibrium systems)
* Recent progress from Heavy Ion Collision Experiments (LHC Run 2,
RHIC Beam Energy Scan and plans for the FAIR and NICA facilities)
* Strongly interacting Dark Matter
* Condensed matter systems (Fermi gas and Hubbard model)
* Recent developments in the mathematics of inverse problems

Further information can be found at the workshop web page:

XQCD Homepage

Registration will soon be open at the page above. Please note that
attendance is limited to 100 participants. There is the possibility
of local support for graduate students (see the above web page for details).
The program will be a mixture of invited plenary speakers and
talks. There will also be a poster session.

Plymouth is Britain’s Ocean City. It is situated at the border between
the beautiful counties of Devon and Cornwall, surrounded by water, the
rivers Plym and Tamar, and a few miles away from Dartmoor National
Park. The most interesting areas of Plymouth are the Barbican, the Hoe
and the Royal William Yard.

The following are the important deadlines:

May 30th: final application for support
June 10th: final date for abstract submission.
June 24th: final date for registration.

Contact email for the conference: XQCD16 (at)

We would be grateful if you could forward this message to interested colleagues in your Institution.

We hope to see you in Plymouth.

The local organising committee:

Prof. Kurt Langfeld (Plymouth & Liverpool)
Dr. Nicolas Garron (Plymouth)
Prof. Simon Hands (Swansea)
Dr. Craig McNeile (Plymouth)
Dr. Agostino Patella (Plymouth & CERN)
Dr. Antonio Rago (Plymouth)
Dr. Jon-Ivar Skullerud (Maynooth)