September 25 – 29, 2006
Quark-gluon plasma produced at the early stage of relativistic heavy-ion collisions is initially in a non-equilibrium state but afterwards it evolves towards equilibrium. Recent RHIC data suggest that the plasma is thermalized within 1 fm/c, and several explanations of this surprisingly short time are under consideration. Mechanisms which drive the quark-gluon plasma towards equilibrium are the main foci of the one-week workshop. However, a broader spectrum of quark-gluon-plasma studies will also be addressed. Specific topics include: - experimental estimates of the equilibration time - mechanisms of equilibration and their theoretical frameworks - quasi-particle spectrum of the non-equilibrium quark-gluon plasma - instabilities in the non-equilibrium quark-gluon plasma - transport coefficients of the quark-gluon plasma - phenomenology of relativistic heavy-ion collisions
This one-week topical workshop starts off the 10-week Program INT-06-03 "From RHIC to LHC: Achievements and Opportunities", organized by Yuri Kovchegov, Ulrich Heinz, Jamal Jalilian-Marian, and Larry McLerran.
All workshop participants must pay a registration fee of $50. Please send a $50 check (payable in US dollars, and drawn on a US bank) to "University of Washington" at the address below, OR plan to pay by cash or check immediately upon arrival at the INT. We are unable to accept credit cards; exact change is appreciated.
There will be an optional buffet dinner at Ivar's Salmon House on Wednesday, September 27. The cost is $45 per person. Please note that you MUST notify Nancy Tate that you wish to attend the dinner NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 22, 2006. If we do not receive confirmation notification from you before that date, we will assume that you DO NOT plan to attend, and cannot guarantee that you can be added to the headcount later. We appreciate your cooperation.
Guests are welcome to attend the dinner for an additional $45 per person. If you wish to bring a guest, you must notify Nancy Tate by September 22, 2006.
Please plan to pay the fee (and dinner cost, if attending) upon arrival at the INT. Or, you may mail payment to:
INT Workshop 06-3
If the block below is used up, the release date has passed, or you would prefer to stay somewhere else, here are some additional possibilities: http://int.phys.washington.edu/visitorinfo/hotels.html. The College Inn Guest House and Travelodge are affordable choices near the University. When calling to make a reservation, please mention that you will be a visitor to the University to receive the appropriate rate.
A room block has been made at the following hotel:
Approximately 10 minutes walk from the INT offices. Restaurant, seasonal heated outdoor pool, spa and guest laundry. Business center with free high speed internet access and printer use. All rooms are non-smoking.
The rate for a single occupancy traditional room is $105.00/night single occupancy plus 15.6% tax. Rates include continental breakfast and free on-site parking. (A credit card number will be required to hold your reservation. To avoid charges for the first night, cancellations must be received by 3:00pm prior to the day of arrival.)
Please contact the University Inn directly to reserve your room via one of the following means:
Toll free: 800.733.3855
If you wish to reserve your room via the internet, go to the hotel website at: www.universityinnseattle.com , and click on the Group Reservations button. Note that you are a "Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP)" participant. (Note: reservations requests are not guaranteed until hotel responds with a confirmation number). If you would like to contact the hotel directly, you may call: 800.733.3855 (toll free within the U.S.) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to mention the "Quark-Gluon Plasma" ROOM BLOCK when making your reservation in order to get the room rates quoted above. This will ensure that you will receive the discounted rate and that a room will be available. The rooms in the room block will be released on AUGUST 11, 2006. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.