The vacuum structure of QCD and the mechanism of confinement
(I) Vacuum Configurations (vortices, monopoles, calorons,...) and
other lower-dimensional structures in the QCD vacuum;
Eigenmode Spectrum of covariant (Dirac, Laplacian) operators,
connection to confinement and topology;
Ghost/Gluon propagators and confinement criteria;
New analytic approaches to confinement; Numerical studies of the QCD
(II) The interface between perturbative and nonperturbative QCD; renormalons
and power corrections.
Conveners: M. Faber (Wien), J. Greensite (San Francisco),
M. Polikarpov (ITEP).
Light Quarks (and Gluonia)
Chiral effective theories; sum rules; lattice; Schwinger-Dyson equations;
masses of light quarks; light-quark loops; phenomenology of light-hadron
form factors, spectra and decays; exotics and glueballs; experiments.
J. Goity (JLAB), H. Sazdjian (Orsay), M. Testa (Roma).
Heavy Quarks (and Gluonia)
Effective theories for heavy quarks (HQET, NRQCD, pNRQCD, vNRQCD); sum rules;
lattice; heavy quark masses and renormalons; phenomenology of spectra and
decays; glueballs; experiments.
Conveners: G. Bodwin (ANL), J. Soto (Barcelona), A. Vairo (Milano).
Section D: Deconfinement
QCD at finite temperature; quark-gluon plasma; QCD phases; lattice, imaginary chemical potentials;
experiments at RHIC and CERN.
Conveners: Y. Foka
(GSI), C. Pajares (Santiago Compostela), J. Rafelski (Arizona).
QCD, New Physics and Experiments
Hints on the confinement mechanism from supersymmetric and string theories.
Precision calculations in QCD with respect to experiments and
possible new physics. Applications of QCD nonperturbative methods into
Conveners: F. Harris (Hawaai), G. Nardulli (Bari), A. Sczcepaniak (Indiana).
Section F: QCD and nuclear physics, QCD and astrophysics
Color superconducting quark matter; neutron and compact stars; effective field theories for Nuclear Physics;
Nucleon-Nucleon interaction; nuclear forces.
Conveners: M. Alford (Saint Louis), T. Cohen (Maryland).