[<small>J. E.: From darkness, the light</small>]
J. E.: From darkness, the light




December 7-11, 2020

Budapest, Hungary
[József Zimányi (1931 - 2006)]
József Zimányi (1931 - 2006)



Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in this year's Zimányi School Winter Workshop that aims to summarize the developments of 2020 in high energy heavy ion physics, with particular attention to the new data emerging from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), SPS and J-PARC. We will discuss results from other high energy nuclear and particle physics facilities of the world, most importantly lower energy colliders, exploring the nuclear phase diagram (with special attention to FAIR and NICA). Another important point of the School is to discuss important new results in hydrodynamics, flow and femtoscopy. One of the main aims of the School is to encourage interaction between the theoretical and experimental community. A slightly overlapping and not fully exclusive list of topics of the School includes (in alphabetical order):

We are looking forward to the continuation of this series and hope to welcome our colleagues and friends in Hungary.

Flyer: if possible, please be so kind and print the poster of the school [pdf], and put next to your door or to the notice-board of your department.

Location: The school/workshop will be held at the Wigner Research Center for Physics (a Hungarian Academy of Sciences Excellence Research Center). Given the current situation, the school/workshop will be held online, i.e. most of the talks will be given over the internet, and we will organize online discussion sessions as well. Nevertheless, here are some details on the physical whereabouts of the conference site. The Wigner Research Center is located on the "KFKI campus", in building no. 3. (see a map of the campus here, more details here). As currently planned, on Wednesday the school is held at the Lágymányos Campus of the Eötvös University, in the "Northern Building" (see a map of the campus here, more details here).

Talks: Participants are encouraged to present their recent heavy ion physics results in contributed talks. We also invite excellent researchers from other fields to present their results to encourage discussions and interactions between different but related communities. Please register on our website, giving us your name, institute and the talk title, and other logistical details. If your contribution was not discussed with us before, please email us a brief abstract, or in case of students, a short recommendation from your supervisor.

Posters: We will organized a dedicated poster session. Students are encouraged to submit poster presentations to this; they can note this by writing "(poster)" after the end of their suggested talk title. There will also be a Best Poster Diploma awarded, supported by MDPI Physics.

Students (BSc, MSc, PhD included) are particularly encouraged to attend the school (and they may apply for a waiver of the registration fee, based on a recommendation from the supervisor). We will be a Best Student Diploma awarded, supported by MDPI Physics.

Participation fee: Since this year's school/workshop will be held online, the registration fee is largely reduced to 50 EUR, and it can also be waived for those with reduced possibilities. Participants are kindly asked to transfer the participation fee to the following account (noting their name(s) and mentioning "Zimanyi School 2020" as a comment):
Account holder:Wigner Research Centre for Physics
Address:1121 Budapest, Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33.
Bank name:Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury)
Bank address:1139 Budapest, Váci u. 71.
Account number:10032000-01731134-00000000
IBAN account number:HU15 1003 2000 0173 1134 0000 0000
SEPA transfer
non-SEPA transfer
Correspondent bank:Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Hungarian National Bank)

Conference dinner will be held virtually or skipped this year unfortunately.

Registration is requested by filling in the registration form on this webpage. Additionally, you are invited to join the event's Facebook page and invite friends and colleagues there.

Housing: Not required unfortunately, due to the whole event being online in 2020. Participants may of course solve their housing in Budapest on their own, links to Budapest hotels are provided here.

Looking forward to a stimulating and fruitful meeting,

M. Csanád
(for the Organizing Committee)

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