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The Proton Mass: At the Heart of Most Visible Matter

Registration closed 20/03/2017.


Gian Maria Ziglio
+39 0461 314725
Monday, 3 April, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, 7 April, 2017 - 12:30
ECT* Conference room

At the conclusion of a small two-day workshop held on March 28-29, 2016 at Temple University ( to explore the origin of the proton mass a consensus emerged from the participants and that is to follow-up this short workshop with a week-long workshop. The goal is to involve a larger community to investigate and expand on a set of findings of the first workshop where a three pronged approach to the problem of the proton mass was identified. It was clear that the subject of the mass decomposition of hadrons in terms of their constituents is of paramount importance and of interest to a broad audience and thus deserves closer attention. Its impact on our communication of hadron/nuclear science goals to the wider physics community as well as the public has far reaching consequences. The goal of this proposal is to bring more experts around the world to join the effort to explore the origin of the proton mass, and to expand the discussion of the short workshop held at Temple. Furthermore, in light of the upcoming science evaluation by the US National Academy of Science of the Electron Ion Collider project, a nuclear/hadronic physics facility endorsed in the 2015 US nuclear science long range plan as the next construction project after the completion of FRIB, it becomes even more important to articulate the physics impact of such a machine, among them our quest to understand the basic properties of the nucleon, responsible of most visible matter in the universe, in terms of its basic constituents. Having this focused workshop in the Spring 2017 at the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*) in Trento (Italy) is not only timely, but also at an ideal setting to get a broader audience involved.

Registration period: 
30 Jan 2017 to 19 Mar 2017


Zein-Eddine Meziani Temple University
Barbara Pasquini University of Pavia
Jianwei Qiu Jefferson Lab
Marc Vanderhaeghen Universität Mainz (D)


Last nameFirst nameInstitutionCountry of Institution
AlarconJose ManuelJefferson LabUnited States of America
AlexandrouConstantiaUniversity of Cyprus and The Cyprus InstituteCyprus
AnselminoMauroTorino University and INFNItaly
BrodskyStanleySLAC National Accelerator Center, Stanford UniversityUnited States
BurkardtMatthiasNew Mexico State UniversityUSA
ChenJian-pingJefferson LabUSA
ChudakovEugeneJefferson LabUSA
CloetIanArgonne National LaboratoryUSA
CotognoSabrinaNikhef AmsterdamThe Netherlands
DawidSebastianUniversity of WarsawPoland
de TeramondGuyUniversidad de Costa RicaCosta Rica
DeshpandeAbhayStony Brook UniversityUSA
GryniukOleksiiJohannes Gutenberg University MainzGermany
HafidiKawtarArgonne National LabUSA
HoelblingChristianWuppertal UniversityGermany
ImranSajjidUniversity of TrentoItaly
LinHuey-WenMichigan State UniversityUSA
LiuKeh-FeiUniversity of KentuckyUnited States
liutisimonettaUniversity of VirginiaUSA
LorceCedricEcole polytechnique, Paris-Saclay U.France
MantovaniLucaUniversity of PaviaItaly
MezianiZein-EddineTemple UniversityUnite States of America
PapavassiliouJoannisUniversity of Valencia - IFICSpain
PascalutsaVladimirUniversity of MainzGermany
PasquiniBarbaraUniversity of Pavia - Department of PhysicsItaly
PaulHoyerUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
PiacenzaFulvioUniversità di PaviaItaly
QiuJianweiJefferson LabUSA
RaveraLucreziaPolitecnico di TorinoItaly
RobertsCraigArgonne National LaboratoryUSA
Ruiz de ElviraJacoboUniversity of BernSwitzerland
SliferKarlUniversity of New HampshireUSA
VanderhaeghenMarcUniversity MainzGermany