Workshop on Electromagnetic Effects in Strongly Interacting Matter

October 25-28, 2022

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Auditorium of IFT-UNESP


The effects of electromagnetic fields in strongly interacting matter have been the subject of intense activity over the past ten years, involving researchers from different communities such as Heavy-Ion physics, Lattice QCD, Astrophysics, Ads/CFT, Magneto-Hydrodynamics, formal aspects of Quantum Field Theory, among others.

Recent experimental achievements like the measurement of lambda polarization and the results from isobar collisions at RHIC, as well as the perspective of new facilities like NICA and FAIR performing heavy ion collisions in lower energies and higher chemical potential, motivate us to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians in this workshop to discuss the role of electromagnetic interactions in the following topics:

– QCD phase diagram and the critical point
– Experimental observations of the magnetic field in HIC
– Lattice QCD in a magnetic field
– Particle production in a magnetic background
– Isobar collisions and the chiral magnetic effect
– Topological transport phenomena in the QGP
– Electron-ion collider
– Lambda polarization
– Magneto-hydrodynamics
– AdS/CFT approaches for QCD
– Neutron stars
– Color superconductivity
– Relativistic-like phenomena in condensed matter
– Other related topics

There is no registration fee.


Click here for online registration

Registration deadline: August 28, 2022


  • Ana J Mizher (IFT-UNESP, Brazil): chairperson
  • Alejandro Ayala (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Luis Alberto Hernandez (UAM, Mexico)
  • Gastão Krein (IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Maria Elena Tejeda-Yeomans (Colima University, Mexico)


  • Alejandro Ayala (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Fabio Braghin (Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil)
  • Daniel Brandenburg (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • David Dudal (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Gergely Endrodi (Bielefeld University, Germany)
  • Ricardo R. S. Farias (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil)
  • Efrain Ferrer (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)
  • Eduardo Souza Fraga (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Kenji Fukushima (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Vivian de la Incera (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)
  • Karl Landsteiner (IFT-UAM/CSIC, Spain)
  • Marcelo Loewe (Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC), Chile)
  • Manuel Malheiro (Instituto Tecnologico da Aeronautica, Brazil)
  • Enrique Munoz (Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC), Chile)
  • Jorge Noronha*  (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Alfredo Raya (Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (IFM-UMSNH), Mexico)
  • Luis Alberto H. Rosas (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico)
  • Norberto Scoccola (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina)
  • Igor Shovkovy (Arizona State University,USA)
  • Vladimir Skokov (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Cristian Villavicencio (Universidad del Bio-Bio (UBB) – Chillán, Chile)

*to be confirmed




Click here for online registration

Registration deadline: August 28, 2022



Additional Information

COVID-19: Fully vaccinated brazilians and foreigners are now exempt from presenting proof of a COVID-19 test with a negative or non-detectable result. You are only required to present proof of vaccination, printed or electronically. See requirements for travelling to Brazil at To enter the IFT-UNESP building, you may be required to show a Covid vaccination certificate.

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:

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA are exempt from tourist visa. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Hotel recommendation: Participants and Speakers whose accommodation will be provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat.

How to reach the Institute: The school 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 for 2020 applicants: If you  are still interested in participating, please review and update your submission HERE. If you are not able to participate in the school, please cancel your registration HERE