As demonstrated by recent experimental results from RHIC, hard and electromagnetic probes have become increasingly important for the study of high-energy nuclear collisions. They provide unique and powerful tools for the exploration of both dense matter and the initial conditions preceding its formation. The Hard Probes conferences are a natural consequence of the growing interest in this area of physics, covering the following topics:
The conference will consist of both invited plenary and contributed parallel presentations, as well as a poster session, with an optional excursion for a half day. There will be a brief student program on Basics of Perturbative QCD and Jet Physics. The conference will end with the conference banquet on the evening of Thursday, June 15. In order to facilitate extensive and in-depth discussions during the conference, we will limit the number of participants to 150.
The conference will be held at the Asilomar
The conference proceedings will be published by Elsevier as a special issue of Nuclear Physics A.