Workshop on Determination of
    Fundamental QCD Parameters

September 30 – October 4, 2019

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Auditorium of IFT-UNESP


QCD is the established theory for the strong interactions. At present, our knowledge of the QCD parameters, namely the quark masses and the strong coupling, αs,is the limiting factor in increasing the precision of several calculations within the Standard Model. In the absence of direct evidence for new physics at the LHC, precision calculations remain a possible route for unveiling Beyond Standard Model physics.

Topics that will be covered in this  workshop include:
1. State-of-the-art extractions of αs and quark masses.
2. Theoretical developments and tools for αs and quark-mass determinations, on the lattice and in the continuum.
3. The impact of QCD parameters in calculations within and beyond the SM. Can we reach the required precision?

In parallel to this activity, ICTP-SAIFR is organizing a program on particle physics. Please check the website for more information:

There is no registration fee.


  • Diogo Boito (Instituto de Física de São Carlos – USP, Brazil)
  • Maarten Golterman (San Francisco State University, USA)
  • Vicent Mateu (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
  • Jan Piclum (Universität Siegen, Germany)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Attilio Cucchieri (Instituto de Física de São Carlos – USP, Brazil): Alpha s from QCD Vertices
  • Cesareo Dominguez (University of Capen Town, South Africa): Determination of quark masses from QCD sum rules
  • Aida El-Khadra (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Jens Erler (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico): Fundamental Parameters from Electroweak Fits
  • Daniel de Florian (ICAS – Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina): Precision QCD at the LHC
  • Shoji Hashimoto (KEK – Tsukuba, Japan): Test of OPE on the Euclidean lattice
  • Christian Hoelbling (Universität Wuppertal, Germany): Quark mass determinations from BMW collaboration
  • Yuichiro Kiyo (Juntendo University, Japan): alpha_s determination from static QCD potential
  • Christopher Lee (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA): Probing the strong coupling and nonperturbative effects with angularities
  • Tomasz Korzec (Universität Wuppertal, Germany): The Strong Coupling from Low Energy Physics
  • Andreas Maier (DESY Zeuthen, Germany): Towards charm and bottom quark masses with five-loop accuracy
  • Kim Maltman (York University, Canada & University of Adelaide, Australia): Use of recent high-precision R(s) data in the determination of alpha_s
  • Pere Masjuan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain): Heavy quark masses from QCD sum rules
  • Aditya Pathak (University of Vienna, Austria): Precision determination of short distance top mass
  • Santiago Peris (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain): alpha_s from tau decay
  • Peter Petreczky (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA): Strong coupling constant and heavy quark masses in ( 2+1 )-flavor QCD
  • Antonio Pineda (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain): Charm and bottom quark masses from heavy quarkonium
  • Daniel Samitz (University of Vienna, Austria): Infrared Parton Shower Dynamics and the Top Quark Mass
  • York Schroeder (Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile): From sum-integrals to continuum integrals and back
  • Johannes Weber (Michigan State University, USA): Determination of the QCD coupling constant from the static energy and the free energy
  • Angelika Widl (University of Vienna, Austria): Inclusive top quark pair production cross section at lepton colliders: Matching of threshold and continuum




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Additional Information

Registration: ALL participants should register. The registration will be on September 30 (Monday) at the institute at 09:30 am.

List of Participants:  Updated on September 23, 2019

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:

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Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation will be provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available here

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.

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