Jul 2 – 4, 2024
Swansea University
Europe/London timezone

The workshop, to be held at the Department of Physics of Swansea University, brings together the nuclear and particle physics communities to discuss the latest developments (experimental and theoretical) in exotic and conventional hadron spectroscopy.

The spectrum of hadrons has become increasingly rich in recent years, owing to ongoing experimental discoveries at both particle and nuclear physics experiments. The properties of known states have been measured with improved precision, and many new states (both conventional and exotic) have been discovered. Often similar states and search methods are discussed separately in the particle and nuclear physics communities, with little interaction between them. This workshop facilitates communication between these communities, with the ultimate aim of improving our understanding of the spectrum of hadrons. A particular focus is new analysis methods and search strategies for current and future experimental facilities (CERN, JLab, Mainz, BESIII, BelleII, PANDA).

This is the fifth in a series of workshops on this topic, following previous events at the University of Edinburgh, University of York, and IPPP Durham University:

Thanks to financial support from the IPPP, The Royal Society, STFC, and The Learned Society of Wales there is no registration fee and we expect to be able to provide tea/coffee breaks, lunches, and one dinner at no cost to participants.

We have a limited amount of funding to support early-stage researchers (with travel or accommodation bursaries) interested in attending this workshop. If you want to apply for this funding, please contact the organisers with your CV, details of your current position, and a brief summary (1 paragraph) of why you would like to attend and how you would contribute to the workshop. The initial deadline for requesting financial support is 15 April and after that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2024 and the deadline for registration is 15 May 2024.

Some accommodation will be available on the University Campus -- see the accommodation page for details. Information on how to get to Swansea is available on Travel to Swansea page.

Organising Committee: 

Bryan McKinnon (Glasgow), Mark Whitehead (Glasgow), Dan Watts (York), Mikhail Bashkanov (York), Christopher Thomas (Cambridge), Muhammad Naeem Anwar (Swansea), Timothy Burns (Swansea)


UKRI-STFC;$\hspace{0.1cm}$ IPPP Durham University;$\hspace{0.1cm}$ The Royal Society;$\hspace{0.1cm}$ Swansea University;$\hspace{0.1cm}$ ECR Network LSW


Swansea University
Singleton Park Campus
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP
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