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Diffractive and Electromagnetic Processes at High Energies


Staff ECT*
Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 - 10:00 to Saturday, 4 July, 2020 - 18:00

This workshop addresses QED and QCD processes for which data have recently become available in pp, pA and AA-collisions at the ongoing RHIC and LHC programmes.

The study of asymmetric pA-collisions allows the comparison of $\gamma Pb$ to $\gamma p$ collisions, and addresses the issue of onset of gluon saturation, and nuclear gluon shadowing. The study of central exclusive production in pp-collisions at high energies addresses a variety of issues pertinent to hadron physics, such as the existence of glueballs and non-$q\bar{q}$ states in the light-quark and the strangeonia sector. Central production at the high energies of the LHC is dominated by pomeron-pomeron fusion. Of particular interest here is the question of the spin structure of the pomeron, and whether centrally produced systems can reveal information of this spin structure.

Registration period: 
30 Mar 2020 to 13 Jun 2020


Rainer Schicker Physikalisches Institut Universität Heidelberg
Antoni Szczurek Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
Guillermo Contreras Nuno Czech Technical University
Evgeny Kryshen NRC Kurchatov Institute PNPI (Petersburg)