May 23 – 27, 2016
GSSI and LNGS (L'Aquila, Italy)
Europe/Rome timezone

The aim of this Conference is to bring together physicists working on strong interacting dense matter, QCD phase diagram, ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions with astrophysicists working on Compact Stars (from their birth in core-collapse supernovae  to their old age as cold radio pulsars including binary merger events) and on related phenomena.  
A profound theoretical description of these phenomena necessarily involves the equation  of state and transport properties of QCD matter that are derived from nonperturbative  quantum field theories, many-body physics of strong interacting matter and phenomenological investigations.

The conference will cover recent developments in the following main topics:

  • Equation of state and QCD phase transitions

  • QCD in astrophysics of compact stellar objects, supernovae and compact stars mergers

  • Strangeness in Compact Stars

  • Strange Stars

  • Hadron production in heavy-ion collisions

  • Nonequilibrium and transport phenomena in dense matter

In addition, given that the LNGS is one of the world leading laboratories on neutrino physics, special attention will be devoted to neutrino emission from supernovae and their possible detection in underground detectors, as well as related topics in neutrino physics. We plan to have a dedicated day for seminars by local researchers about ongoing underground experiments at LNGS.

In conjunction with CSQCD we will organize the New CompStar Working Group 2  Meeting (Physics of the strong interaction, theory and experiment) in close collaboration with the Working Group leader Jerome Margueron. As proposed by Jerome, the WG2 meeting will focus on “QCD matter EoS and Compact Stars”. We plan to have a session of the conference exclusively dedicated to the WG2, with an introductory talk given  by the WG2 leader, a few talks given by  some of the WG2 Topic Leaders, followed by  a  1 - 2 hours round table for a wider discussion open to all the participants to the two events.

GSSI and LNGS (L'Aquila, Italy)

Conference fee is 200 euros.
Fee can be paid via bank transfer to:
-IBAN: IT 13 V 02008 39105 000102577667
-Reason for payment (very important!): COMPACT STARS

PhD students can apply for reduced fee by selecting the proper check box in the registration form. They will be notified via email by April 15, 2016.

Deadline for payment is May 15, 2016. People intending to pay cash or via debit/credit card when at GSSI will have to select the proper check box in the registration form.

In order to attend the conference it is mandatory to submit registration form (please find it on your left).

Participants are also invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster sessions. Abstracts may only be submitted online by using the form in the "Call for Abstracts" section. Please note that Indico requires a CERN account to submit an abstract.

Information on how to reach GSSI and about pre-booked hotel rooms can be found in the "Travel and accommodation" section.

On May 25 the CSQCD conference will take place at LNGS. Participants will be picked up at the hotels and transported to LNGS. An underground guided tour will take place that day. Visitors will have the chance to see one of the largest underground laboratory and learn about the hosted experiments. People intending to take part are asked to select the proper check box in the registration form.

You can contact the secretariat for any issue by clicking the "Contact" link on your left.