Zimányi-COST School 2017

Dear Colleagues, dear participants of former Zimányi Schools,

Let us hereby invite you to the upcoming 17th Zimányi Winter School


to be held in Budapest at the Wigner Research Center for Physics of
the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and partly at the Eötvös University,

December 4 – December 8, 2017.

The registration is open and we particularly welcome former participants to present their recent results and/or take participate in discussions.

The School is organized such that students are encouraged to participate, their registration fee is waived. In particular, this year, the School is supported by the European Union COST project THOR:


This means that students from COST parties:


can apply for a full scholarship, supporting travel, accommodation and meals. Students interested in this support should register as soon as possible. Student
support application deadline is November 1, 2017.

The School, as usual, aims to summarize the developments of 2017 in high energy
heavy ion physics, with particular attention to the new data emerging from the
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), SPS
and J-PARC. We will discuss results from other high energy nuclear and particle
physics facilities of the world, most importantly lower energy colliders,
exploring the nuclear phase diagram (with special attention to FAIR and NICA).
Another important point of the School is to discuss important new results in
hydrodynamics, flow and femtoscopy. One of the main aims of the School is to
encourage interaction between the theoretical and experimental community. A list
of topics of the School includes:

  • Flow and hydrodynamics (experiment+theory)
  • Femtoscopy (experiment+theory)
  • Forward physics (experiment+theory)
  • Vorticity and polarization in heavy ion physics (experiment+theory)
  • Jets and high pT probes (experiment+theory)
  • Heavy flavor probes (experiment+theory)
  • Photons and dileptons (experiment+theory)
  • QCD at non-zero temperature and density
  • Effective QCD theory/model approach
  • Strongly coupled gauge theories (beyond SM, AdS/CFT)
  • Intermediate energies (FAIR, J-PARC, nuclear physics)
  • Gluon saturation and electron-ion collider (experiment+theory)

For more details, please visit the web-page


and if you are planning to participate, please register and suggest the
title of your presentation through


Looking forward to an inspiring and useful meeting,
Best regards, sincerely yours
Mate Csanad
for the organizers