ICTP-SAIFR/FAIR Workshop on Mass Generation in QCD

February 25 – March 1, 2019

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Auditorium of IFT-UNESP


FAIR, the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research, based in the German city of Darmstadt, is a new international accelerator facility for the research with antiprotons and ions. The scientific questions it will address include:

(1) How did matter in the early Universe evolve and why does it look the way it does today?
(2) How does matter behave across the wide range of temperatures and pressures found in the past and present Universe?
(3) How does the strong force, which binds the particles comprising atomic nuclei work – and where do their masses come from?
(4) Where do the atomic elements come from?
(5) How does the electromagnetic force, which binds atoms and molecules, work under extreme conditions?

To address those questions, the FAIR experiments require high precision detectors for charged and neutral particles for high-interaction rates.

The workshop at the ICTP-SAIFR intends to bring together theorists and experimentalists to discuss these physics topics accessible at this facility. In addition, the workshop aims to expose the possibilities for involvement of more Brazilian physicists in what will be the leading future experiments to study the strong forces within nuclei which FAIR offers. There is no registration fee.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Tassos Belias (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Marco Bregant (IF-USP, Brazil)
  • Kai-Thomas Brinkmann (Giessen University, Germany)
  • Evgeny Epelbaum (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
  • Christian Fischer (Giessen University, Germany)
  • Tobias Frederico (Instituto Tecnológico da Aeronáutica, Brazil)
  • Tord Johansson* (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Takeshi Kodama (UFRJ, UFF/INCT-FNA, Brazil)
  • Frank Maas  (HIM/Mainz University, Germany)
  • Marcelo Munhoz* (IF-USP, Brazil)
  • Fernando Navarra* (IF-USP, Brazil)
  • Klaus Peters (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Tobias Stockmanns (FZ Jülich, Germany)
  • Jun Takahashi (UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • Kazuo Tsushima (UNICSUL, Brazil)

*to be confirmed


  • Bruno El Bennich (UNICSUL, Brazil)
  • Mauro Cosentino (UFABC, Brazil)
  • Gastao Krein (IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Ulrich Wiedner (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)


Click here for online registration

Registration Deadline: January 13, 2019



The program will be available in January, 2019

Additional Information

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A BANNER PRINTED. The banner size should be at most 1,5m x 1m. We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like: http://designplast.ind.br/produtos/detalhe/impressao-digital/banner/119/9

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa. Nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan and USA can apply for an e-visa through VSF Global. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Hotel recommendation: http://www.ictp-saifr.org/hotel-recommendations-2. Participants and Speakers whose accommodation will be provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat.

How to reach the Institute: The workshop will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travellers going to Brazil. Note that the vaccine needs to be taken at least ten days before the trip to be effective. Information: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/yellow-fever-brazil