Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 19:48:42 +0200
 From: Christian Fuchs 
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 Subject: Erice98 - questionnaire.txt

     International School on Nuclear Physics, 20th Course:
      "Heavy Ion Collisions from Nuclear to Quark Matter"  
        Erice, Sicily, Italy, September 17 -- 25, 1998


                    First Questionnaire

     1. Family name, Title:

     2. Given name:
        Age:         F/M (female/male)

     3. Institution:

     4. Street:

     5. Town, Zip Code:

     6. Country:

     7. E-mail (preferably internet):

     8. Phone:

     9. I want to receive further information   Yes/No

    10. I want to participate in the school     Yes/No 

    11. I want to give a seminar talk           Yes/No 

    12. Title of your seminar or invited lecture:

    13. Recent research interests close to the subjects of the school:

    Letter to the organizers (optional; use below as nuch space as you need):


    send preferably by e-mail to:

    or by normal mail to:           Dr. Christian Fuchs
                                    Institut fuer Theoretische Physik
                                    Auf der Morgenstelle 14 
                                    D-72076 Tuebingen

 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 19:38:18 +0200
 From: Christian Fuchs 
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 Subject: 1st Circular Erice98 -- Tex-file

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\centerline{\Large \bf First Circular}


{\bf Ref.:} & \bf International School on Nuclear Physics; 20th Course:\\
& \bf ``Heavy Ion Collisions from Nuclear to Quark Matter'' \\
& \bf in Erice/Sicily/Italy; September 17 - 25, 1998\\


Dear Colleagues,

I want to devote the next international school on nuclear
physics in Erice to the topic ``Heavy Ion Collisions from 
Nuclear to Quark Matter''. It seems to me a very timely subject for the
Erice School on Nuclear Physics in 1998. I am sending you a
preliminary program of the school and the first questionaire. If
you have colleagues or collaborators who are interested to
participate in the school, please, just copy the first
questionnaire and give it to them.

I naturally hope that you can participate. Please, indicate on
the first questionnaire if you want to have further information,
or if you already know that you are participating or if you even
want to give a seminar. 

The fee for food and lodging for the time from September 17th
till September 25th is 1260 Swissfrancs. The European Physical
Society makes a few fellowships available, which go mostly to
young scientists form Eastern European countries. To receive
such a fellowship you must apply to:

& European Physical Society\\
& Mrs. Christine Bastian\\
& 34, rue Marc Seguin\\
& F-6808, Mulhouse, France\\
& e-mail:\\

Please, send also a copy of this application to me.

Applicants are urged to contact us via e-mail to:


If you receive this circular by normal mail, you can inform us by e-mail and 
we shall send you then an e-mail version of the questionnaire in
order to speed up the processing of your application. Invited
lecturers should also return the questionnaire. Only in case you
have no e-mail facility, please fill in the enclosed
questionnaire and send it to:

& Dr. Christian Fuchs\\
& Institut f"ur Theoretische Physik\\
& Auf der Morgenstelle 14\\
& D-72076 Tuebingen\\

With best regards,

Sincerely yours


Amand Faessler

Director of the International School on Nuclear Physics in Erice



Copy of the preliminary program 

First questionnaire

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%    PRELIMINARY PROGRAM                                    %
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\centerline {\LARGE {\bf International Workshop of Nuclear Physics}}
\vskip 2.0truecm
\centerline {\Large {\bf 20th Course:}}
\vskip 1.0truecm
\centerline{\Large  {\bf Heavy Ion Collisions from Nuclear to Quark Matter }}
\centerline {\Large {\bf Erice/Trapani/Sicily: September 17th - 25th,
1998} } \medskip
\vskip 1.5truecm
\centerline {\bf {Preliminary List }}
\centerline {\bf {of Lecturers, Topics and the International
Advisory Committee }}
\centerline {\bf {Program and Lecturers}}
\item F. Bosch, GSI Darmstadt

"'Bound State Beta Decay and Schottky Mass 
Spectroscopy at the GSI Heavy Ion

Storage Ring"'

\item J. Garret, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

"'Physics with Radioactive Beams"'

\item H. Gutbrod, Universit\'e de Nantes

"'The Future Heavy Ion Experiment 
ALICE at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN"'

\item J. Harris, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

"'Future Experiments at the 
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven"'

\item L. Kluberg, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaisseau-Paris

"'Anomaleous J/$\psi$ Suppression - a Fingerprint for Quark Matter?"'

\item C. M. Ko, Texas A $\&$ M,  College Station, Texas

"'Description of Heavy Ion Collisions"'

\item V. Metag, Universit\"at Giessen

"'Heavy Ion Reactions at the GSI Darmstadt"'

\item U. Mosel, Universit\"at Giessen

"'Particle Production in Heavy Ion Collisions"'

\item J. Stachel, Universit\"at Heidelberg

"'Heavy Ion Collisions at AGS-Brookhaven and 
Particle Production as a Meter for 
Temperature and Density of Nuclear Matter"'

\item R. Stock, Universit\"at Frankfurt

"'Strangeness Production in Ultra-Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions"'

\item I. Tanihata, RIKEN, Saitama

"'Properties of Exotic Nuclei"'

\item H. J. Specht, GSI Darmstadt

"'Dilepton Production in Relativistic Heavy 
Ion Collisions. A Signal for Chiral Symmetry Restoration?"'

%\item {13.} 

%"'Excitations in the Second Minimum in Actinide Nuclei."'

%\item {14.}
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\centerline {\bf {International Advisory Committee}}
\centerline {A. Arima, RIKEN, Saitama}
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\centerline {C. K. Gelbke, National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab, East
Lansing, Michigan}
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\centerline {W. Greiner, Universit\"at Frankfurt}
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\centerline {W. Henning, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois}
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\centerline {P. Kienle, Technische Universit\"at M\"unchen}

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\centerline {H. J. Specht, GSI Darmstadt}
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\centerline {A. A. Zichichi, CERN, Geneva}
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\centerline {\bf {The Workshop}}

\medskip \noindent
The Erice International Workshop on Nuclear Physics has
founded by Prof. H. Schopper in 1974. After him it was
organized by Sir Denis Wilkinson till 1983. From the beginning the
topics of the school were chosen to be young and fast expanding
fields in the area of the interphase between nuclear, particle and
sometimes also astrophysics. The idea is to bring internationally
highly recognized experts in the field together with young
scientists and even Ph. D. students. In the morning the experts
give review lectures on the newest status of a special topic,
while the afternoon is mainly devoted to seminars of the
participants leaving enough time for discussions and special topic

\bigskip \noindent

\centerline {\bf {Motivation of the Topic}}

\medskip \noindent 
High energy collisions between two heavy nuclei allow to compress and to heat
nuclear matter. Normal nuclear structure physics (spectroscopy) and light ion
reactions study essentially nuclear matter at vanishing temperature and normal
nuclear matter densities. One of the aims of heavy ion collisions 
from about 100
A MeV up to several A GeV is to study the nuclear equation of state (EOS) which
connects the energy per nucleon with the density and the temperature. This EOS
is important for a brief part of the dynamics of the big bang and in supernova
explosions. But the equation of state of nuclear matter is also itself an
interesting quantity. To study the EOS, one looks to the flow of nucleons after
an heavy ion collision and one studies the production of different particles in
such reactions. It is important that these particles have a long mean free path
to bring the information about the hot and the compressed zone of the collision
to the detectors. In addition, the threshold  for the production of these
particles in nucleon-nucleon collisions must be higher than the energy
available for two nucleons, so that the production depends on a large number of
particles in the hot and in the compressed zone and gives information about the
surrounding where this particle is produced. Nuclei near the ground states
behave like a Fermi liquid. If one heats up nuclear matter in an heavy ion
collision, one expects a phase transition to a nuclear gas. The ALADIN
experiment at the GSI in Darmstadt has indications that they saw such a phase
transition but the evidence is highly contested. 

At higher energies and larger densities as could be probably reached at the AGS
in Brookhaven and at the SPS at CERN in Geneva, one expects a phase transition
from nuclear matter to quark matter (quark-gluon-plasma = QGP). Although we
have not yet a clear indication for such a phase transition to a QGP, there are
several hints which seem to support the existence of quark matter but are not
yet completely convincing. Such hints are the enlarged production of particles
with strangeness and the anomaleous J/$\psi$
suppression. In addition there is some indication for the restoration of chiral
symmetry in the CERES experiment at CERN, where the $\rho$ meson mass seems to
be substantially reduced. 

To get a clear cut answer, one is building heavy ion colliders with higher
energies which might give a final answer about the existence of a phase
transition from nuclear to quark matter. The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
(RHIC) at Brookhaven will start to work around the year 2000, while the Large
Hadron Collider (LHC) will  be available for the collision of lead on lead in
about the year 2006. Heavy ion collisions at the LHC will be performed by the
ALICE experiment. In addition to these two main topics, the international
workshop in Erice on nuclear physics will also concentrate on the production of
radioactive beams and the physics which can be done by radioactive beams.
Further it will give also information about the physics which can be done at
heavy ion storage rings. 

The above topics about heavy ion collisions will be the content of lectures,
seminars and workshops at the above  Erice workshop on nuclear physics. The
participants have the possibility to report about their own work in seminars and
special workshops arranged in the afternoon. 
%\centerline {\bf {Purpose of the Course:}}
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