A joint ECT*-EMMI Workshop
2-6 Jul 2012 Trento (Italy)


All of the talks are available on the ECT* website.  The files can also be accessed here.

Important dates

  • May 1: Early deadline for registration (required for anyone requesting support)
  • June 10: Final registration deadline
  • June 10: Deadline for abstract submission
  • July 1: Suggested arrival date; Informal dinner meeting in Trento
  • July 2: Conference begins in morning
  • July 6: Conference ends at end of day
  • July 7: Suggested departure date

Practical information

Information about Trento, ECT*, and travel can be found on the ECT* website under ECT* -> Information for visitors, or by direct link here.

Ines Campo at ECT* is in charge of local organization, including booking rooms in Trento.  Any questions should be sent to her at inecampo [at] ectstar.eu

Program schedule

The program schedule is now available.  Talks will be 30 minutes, with an extra 15 minutes for questions and discussion.  In addition, time will be available each afternoon for discussion.


In light of our new appreciation for the importance of event-by-event fluctuations to measured correlations, and the related new experimental analyses, we aim to construct a consistent picture of our current understanding of these issues and identify outstanding problems in order to set a course for future research.


Registration is now open.  Please register at the ECT* website.  You can find the form by choosing "This year's workshops and collaboration meetings" on the ECT* homepage or by directly following the Registration link on the left menu of this page.  We ask that everyone register by May 1.  Registration will remain open until June 10, but anyone registering after May 1 will be inelegible for financial support.

Abstract Submission

In addition, we ask all participants to submit a title and abstract by June 10.  Select "Submission -> New Submission" in the menu on the left.

Program Topics

We expect significant participation from both theorists and experimentalists.   Possible questions to be addressed include:
  • What is the best model for the initial state?  What constraints can we already put on it from recent data?
  • How exactly is the initial spatial anisotropy converted to final-state momentum anisotropy?  Can we understand the hydrodynamic response in general, or do we need to run event-by-event hydrodynamic simulations for every candidate initial condition?
  • What is the current uncertainty in the viscosity of the QGP, and what is the best strategy for reducing it?
  • What else can the newly-measured observables teach us, and what other flow observables should be measured?
  • What are the prospects for experimentally and/or theoretically distinguishing between initial-state and collective effects?
  • Can one disentangle various sources of fluctuations?
  • Are systematics under control?  I.e., are there indications of non-negligible non-flow correlations in two-particle flow measurements, even with a large pseudorapidity gap?  If so, can we estimate the size?
  • What are other open issues?


Questions can be sent to the Contact address in the bottom left menu (or directly to the organizers).


We thank the sponsors for their generous support:

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