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)


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Registration deadline: July 21, 2019

Invited Speakers

  • Nora Brambilla (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Attilio Cucchieri (Instituto de Física de São Carlos – USP, Brazil)
  • David D’Enterria* (CERN, Switzerland)
  • Cesareo Dominguez (University of Capen Town, South Africa)
  • Aida El-Khadra (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Jens Erler (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
  • Daniel de Florian (ICAS – Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina)
  • Shoji Hashimoto (KEK – Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Christian Hoelbling (Universität Wuppertal, Germany)
  • Zahari Kassabov* (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Yuichiro Kiyo (Juntendo University, Japan)
  • Christopher Lee (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Andreas Maier (DESY Zeuthen, Germany)
  • Kim Maltman (York University, Canada & University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Peter Marquard* (DESY Zeuthen, Germany)
  • Pere Masjuan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Aditya Pathak (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Santiago Peris (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Peter Petreczky (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Antonio Pineda (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Alberto Ramos* (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Angelika Widl (University of Vienna, Austria)

* to be confirmed



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Registration deadline: July 21, 2019


The program will be available in September, 2019

Additional Information

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa. The Brazilian government announced that effective June 17, 2019, a visitor visa (electronic or paper) will not be required for U.S. citizens to travel to Brazil for the purposes of tourism, business, transit and artistic and sportive activities, for stays of up to 90 days. Nationals from Australia, Canada and Japan can apply for an e-visa through VSF Global. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

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.

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: