II International Workshop


Hadron Physics

Effective Theories of Low Energy QCD

25-29 September, 2002

University of Coimbra, Portugal




PROGRAM: The purpose of the workshop, organized by the Centro de Física Teórica (Coimbra, Portugal), is to provide a meeting place for discussion of recent developments in Hadron Physics, particularly in Effective Theories of Low Energy QCD.

The program includes invited talks and contributed talks, and will cover the following topics:

- Hadronic models

- Effective models of low energy QCD

- Chiral perturbation theory

- Hot and dense matter


PLACE AND DATE: The workshop will be held at the campus of the University of Coimbra. Coimbra is a historic city with many interesting sites. The university is one of the oldest of Europe (founded in 1290). It has several rich science museums, in particular a magnificient Physics Museum with an impressive collection of instruments of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The workshop will take place in September 2002 from Wednesday the 25th 09h30m until Sunday the 29th, 12h30m. Participants are expected to arrive on Tuesday, September 24th, and leave Sunday in the afternoon.

PARTICIPATION and FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS: Participation is by invitation or registration. We ask however the invited speakers to fill out the registration form as well. The organizers will support the stay of invited speakers. Our funds allow for accomodation in a double room (including breakfast) shared with another participant. Lunch will be provided. In general it will not be possible to support travel expenses.

REGISTRATION: The preferred method of registration is by electronic mail, using the registration form.

Since the number of participants is limited, early registration is recommended.

The registration fee is 200 EUR. Acceptable forms of payment are traveller checks or cash. Credit cards are not accepted.

The registration fee covers coffee breaks, lunches, the workshop dinner, the book of abstracts and Proceedings.

DEAD LINE: the dead line for registration and submission of abstracts is July 20, 2002.


EMAIL CONTACT: hadron02@teor.fis.uc.pt

WEB PAGE: http://cft.fis.uc.pt/conferences/hadron02/hadron02.htm

ADDRESS: Centro de Física Teórica, Universidade de Coimbra, P-3004-516 Coimbra, Portugal

Telephone (351) 239 410 600, Fax (351) 239 829 158



A. H. Blin (Coimbra),


B. Hiller (Coimbra),


A.A. Osipov (Coimbra and JINR, Dubna),


M. C. Ruivo (Coimbra),


E. van Beveren (Coimbra),




Some useful travel information how to get from Lisbon or Porto to Coimbra and the hotel addresses are found here. The LaTeX version of the 1st circular can be found here.




The Workshop Proceedings will be published by the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS.

The manuscripts will have to be submitted to the Workshop organizers in Coimbra hadron02@teor.fis.uc.pt and not to AIP directly. Please send us the LaTeX file (with the necessary PostScript figure files), and in addition the PostScript file of the whole article.

The deadline for sending the articles to us is November 30, 2002 and the page limit is 14 pages.

You should download the necessary style files from http://proceedings.aip.org/proceedings by clicking on Author Instructions and then selecting the 6 x 9 format.

We need a signed "Transfer of Copyright Agreement" from you. This form is included in the "Author Instructions" booklet handed to you at the Workshop. This signature obviously cannot be sent by e-mail, so use regular mail well in advance of the deadline, or hand the form to us during the conference.

Should you include already published material in your contribution (this concerns especially figures), you need to obtain permission from the publisher of the original article (even if you were the author!). The form "Request for Permission to Reprint Published Material" comes also with the instruction booklet. Please, be aware that this procedure is time consuming.





Wednesday, September 25


08:30 – Registration


09:30 – Opening Session



Effective Field Theory Methods and Applications


10:00 – 10:40 – A. Pich

            Colourless Mesons in a Polychromatic World


10:40 – 11:10 – Coffee break


11:10 – 11:50 – D. Espriu

            Pions, Strings and Conformal Invariance


11:50 – 12:30 – G. Colangelo

            Dispersion relation and soft pion theorems for K ® pp


12:30 – 14:30 – Lunch


14:30 – 15:10 – E. Ruiz Arriola

            Meson-Baryon interaction in unitarized chiral perturbation theory


15:10 – 15:50 – N. Scoccola

            Excited Baryon Spectroscopy in the 1/Nc Expansion


15:50 – 16:20 - Coffee break


16:20 – 17:00 – A. Osipov

            Large mass invariant asymptotics of the effective action


17:00 – 17:25 – B. Hiller

            Path integral bosonization of the ´t Hooft determinant: fluctuations and multiple vacua


18:30 – Welcome Cocktail



Thursday, September 26


Effective Field Theory Methods and Applications (cont.)


09:00 – 09:40 – G. Ripka

            Phenomenological models of color confinement based on dual superconductors


09:40 – 10:20 – H. Weigel

            Casimir Energies in the light of renormalizable quantum field theories


10:20 – 10:50 – Coffee break


10:50 – 11:30 – J. Peláez

            Chiral perturbation theory, unitarity and light mesons


12:00 – 14:10 – Lunch


14:10 – 14:50 – J. Oller

            Nucleon – Nucleon  interaction in a new chiral expansion


14:50 – 15:15 - P. Bicudo

            Criterium for the index theorem on the lattice


15:15 – 15:45 – Coffee break



Hot and dense matter


15:45 – 16:25 – B. Krippa

            Effective Field Theory for nuclear matter


16:25– 17:05 – A. Gomez Nicola

            Thermal meson properties within chiral perturbation theory


17:05 – 17:45 – M. Chabab

            The Theta term in QCD sum rules at finite temperature and the neutron electric dipole moment



19:30 – Departure to Palácio de São Marcos

20:00 -  Dinner at Palácio de São Marcos



Friday, September 27


Hot and dense matter (cont.)


09:00 – 09:40 – W. Florkowski

            Thermal Model for RHIC, part I: particle ratios and spectra


09:40 – 10:20 – W. Broniowski

            Thermal Model for RHIC, part II: elliptic flow and HBT radii


10:20 – 10:50 – Coffee break


10:50 – 11:30 – M. Buballa

            Color superconductivity in electrically and color neutral quark matter


11:30 – 12:10 – D. Blaschke

            Effects of quark matter and color superconductivity in compact stars


12:10 – 14:00 – Lunch


14:00 – 14:40 – D. Menezes

            Effects of the rw mixing interaction in relativistic models


14:40 – 15:05 – C. Providência

            EOS of nuclear matter within a generalized NJL model


15:05 – 15:30 – P. Costa

            h-h´ in a hot and dense medium


15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break


Ј/Ψ Physics


16:20 – 16:40 – J. Hüfner

            Anomalous suppression in Ј/Ψ and Ψ´ production in Pb – Pb collisions at the SPS of CERN


16:40 – 17:20 – J. Dias de Deus

            Percolation and the Ј/Ψ suppression


17:20 – 18:00 – Y. Kalinovsky

            Ј/Ψ dissociation and hadron formfactors



Saturday, September 28


Ј/Ψ Physics (cont.)


09:00 – 09:40– Y. Ivanov

            Photoproduction of Charmonia off Protons and Nuclei


09:40 – 10:20 – M. Nielsen

            Ј/Ψ dissociation: a QCD sum rule approach


10:20 - 10:50 - Coffee break


Quark models


10:50 – 11:30 – M. Scadron

            Meson form factors & the quark-level linear sigma model (LsM)


11:30 – 12:10 – F. Kleefeld

            Consistent relativistic quantum theory for systems/ particles described by non – hermitian Hamiltonians and Lagrangians


12:10 – 12:35 – J. Lansberg

            A Model for the Pion Structure Function


12:35 - 14:35 - Lunch


14:35 – 14:55 – E. van Beveren

            Classification of Scalar Mesons


14:55 – 15:25 - G. Rupp

            Relativistic unitarised quark/meson model in momentum space


15:25 – 15:55 – Coffee break


15:55 – 16:35 – M. Rosina

            The production and decay of heavy dimesons


16:35 – 17:00 – D. Bartz

            Tensor force contribution to the nucleon-nucleon interaction within a chiral constituent quark model


17:00 – 17:20 – G. Ripka - Summary




Sunday, September 29


Visit to the old part of the University of Coimbra.



A zip file containing all contributions is found here.



last updated 2003.01.29