Workshop on Magnetic Fields in Hadron Physics

Start time: May 9, 2016

Ends on:  May 13, 2016

Location: São Paulo, Brazil



  • Alejandro Ayala (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Gastão Krein (IFT-UNESP, Brazil
  • Marcelo Loewe (PUC, Chile)
  • Cristian Villavicencio (UBB, Chile)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Gunnar Bali (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
  • Cesareo Dominguez (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Gergerly Endrödi (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
  • Efrain J. Ferrer (University of Texas El Paso, USA)
  • Eduardo Fraga (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Kenji Fukushima (Tokyo University, Japan)
  • Luis Hernández (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Vivian de la Incera (University of Texas El Paso, USA)
  • Ana Mizher (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico – UNAM)
  • Fernando Navarra (Universidade de São Paulo – USP, Brazil)
  • Jorge Noronha (Universidade de São Paulo-USP, Brazil)
  • Letícia Palhares (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ, Brazil)
  • Marcus Benghi Pinto (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, Brazil)
  • Alfredo Raya (Universidad de Michoacan, Mexico)
  • Juan Cristobal Rojas (Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile)
  • Angel Sánchez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico – UNAM)
  • Norberto Scoccola (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica – CNEA, Argentina)
  • Igor Shovkovy (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Maria Elena Tejeda-Yeomans (Universidad de Sonora, Mexico)

Recently there has been growing interest in the role that magnetic fields play in hadron dynamics. Scenarios where such effects may be important include peripheral heavy ion collisions and compact astrophysical objects such as neutron stars where intense fields can be produced. One of the driving motivations of the growing international community working in this area is understanding the structure of the phase diagram of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). Some examples of the questions this community would like to answer are: Is there a splitting in the critical line that separates the normal hadronic phase from the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) phase in the presence of a magnetic field? How is the critical endpoint affected by magnetic fields? Which are the relevant phenomenological signals where magnetic corrections can be observed?

This workshop will address these kinds of questions using different approaches to the subject, allowing a fluent exchange of opinions and perspectives.



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List of Confirmed Participants: Updated on April 26


List of abstracts:

Workshop Program: updated on May 5

Click on the title of the talks to watch the videos

Monday, May 9
8:15 9:15 Registration
9:15 9:30 Opening
9:30 10:20 Gastão Krein PDF
10:20 11:10 Norberto Scoccola

The phases of cold magnetized quark matter in NJL-type models

11:10 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 12:20 Kenji Fukushima

Magnetic shift of the chemical freezeout and electric charge fluctuations

12:20 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 15:20 Marcelo Loewe

QCD Sum Rules approach for the gluon condensate and deconfinement 

15:20 16:10  Jorge Noronha Strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma in a magnetic field – a holographic perspective PDF
16:10 16:40 COFFEE BREAK
16:40 17:40 Discussion
17:40 19:00 Informal meeting
Tuesday, May 9
9:30 10:20 Gunnar Bali  The equation of state of QCD in magnetic fields from lattice simulations PDF
10:20 11:10 Gergeli Endrödi

Magnetic phase diagram of QCD: current status from the lattice

11:10 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 12:20 Letícia Palhares Thermodynamics of magnetic QCD in light of the Gribov-Zwanziger framework PDF
12:20 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 15:20 Luis Hernandéz Magnetized QCD phase diagram PDF
15:20 16:10 Marcus Benghi Pinto  First order chiral transition under magnetic fields PDF
16:10 16:40 COFFEE BREAK
16:40 17:40 Discussion
17:40 19:00 Informal meeting
Wednesday, May 11
10:20 11:10 Efrain J. Ferrer  Anisotropic Coupling Constant  and Inverse Magnetic Catalysis in Strongly Magnetized Quark Matter PDF
 11:10 11:30  COFFEE BREAK
 11:30 12:20  Vivian de la Incera Anomalous Properties of Dense Quark Matter in a Magnetic Field  PDF
 12:20 14:00  LUNCH
 14:00 15:20 Gunnar Bali IFT-Colloquium: Simulating the Proton
15:20 17:40 Poster Session 
Thursday, May 12
9:30 10:20 Igor Shovkovy Anomalous chiral plasmas: effects of finite size and inhomogeneities PDF
10:20 11:10 Alfredo Raya

On the problem of light absorption in graphene

11:10 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 12:20 Ana Mizher Looking for the  chiral magnetic effect in planar condensed matter systems PDF
12:20 14:30 LUNCH
 14:30 15:20  Juan Cristobal Rojas  Study of thermo-magnetic hadron matter using the local Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model and its compatibility with Lattice QCD PDF
 15:20 16:10  Angel Sánchez Effect of a uniform magnetic field on the inflaton decay process in a warm inflation scenario (at 0:47) PDF
 16:10 16:40 COFFEE BREAK
 16:40 17:40  Discussion
 17:40 19:00  Informal meeting
  Friday, May 13
9:30 10:20  Fernando Navarra

Heavy quarkonium production in a strong magnetic field

10:20 11:10 Maria Elena Tejeda-Yeomans

The thermo-magnetic quark-gluon vertex (part 1)

The thermo-magnetic quark-gluon vertex (part 2)

11:10 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 12:20 Alejandro Ayala

Thermal photon production from gluon fusion induced by magnetic fields in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

12:20 14:00 LUNCH
14:30  15:20  Eduardo Fraga  Thermal QCD at extremely large magnetic fields  PDF
15:20 16:10 Cristian Villavicencio Magnetic (anti)catalysis in Bose-Einstein condensation PDF
16:10 16:40  COFFEE BREAK
 16:40  17:40  Discussion
 17:40 19:00 Informal meeting

Additional Information:

List of Confirmed Participants: Updated on April 26

Registration: ALL participants and speakers should register. The registration will be on May 9  at the institute, from 8:15 to 9:15.  You can find arrival instructions at

Accommodation: Participants and Speakers whose accommodation has been provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat. Each participant/speaker, whose accommodation has been provided by the institute, has received the accommodation details individually by email.

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING THE POSTER PRINTED. The poster size should be at most 1,5m x 1m. Please do not bring hanging banner, only sticking poster.

Emergency number: 9 8233 8671 (from São Paulo city); +55 11 9 8233 8671 (from abroad), 11 9 8233 8671 (from outside São Paulo).

Ground transportation instructions: 

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