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Workshop on Future Opportunities in QCD

Dec.15-16, 2006

SURA Office, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

                        Supported by SURA office, BNL and Jefferson Lab

                          Organizers:    Xiagndong Ji (Maryland)

                                        Larry Mclerran (BNL)

                                        Berndt Mueller (Duke)

                                        Tony Thomas (JLab)



Dec. 15

Morning  Session

08:50-09:00   Remarks by organizers

Hadron Structure Session   
Discussion Leader: R. Ent

09:00 - 09:30         Key Issues in Proton Structure, Naomi Makins                                 
09:30 - 10:10   Proton Structure: Open Questions, Challenges and Opportunities (I): Werner Vogelsang                                                                          
                Proton Structure: Open Questions, Challenges and Opportunities (II): Marc Vanderhaeghen                                                                    
10:10 - 10:20   Challenges in Spin Physics at Small x: Abhay Deshpande                              
10:20 - 10:30   How do Quarks Convert into Hadrons?  George Sterman  
10:30 - 11:00   Break                                                                        
11:00 - 11:10   How Can Lattice QCD Complement Experiment? John Negele                            
11:10 - 11:20   What is the Interplay between Experiment, LQCD and Phenomenology?  Carl Carlson                                                                                    
11:20 - 11:30   Which part of the GPD/TMD Program Will Obtain Definite Answers with the 12-GeV Upgrade, and Which Questions Will Require a  Dedicated EIC Collider?  Michel Guidal                                                        
11:30 - 12:00   General Discussion on Key Issues and Opportunities for the Next Decade  Richard Milner  
12:00 - 12:30   Discussion of the Draft Summary Write-Up Rolf Ent                                  

12:30-2:00 Lunch


Afternoon Session:

QCD at High-T       
Discussion Leader: Xin-Nian Wang

2:00                                       Remarks by Xin-Nian Wang

2:05 (20+10)                         Krishna Rajagopal: Probing the properties of quark-gluon plasma

2:35 (20+10)                         Axel Dress: High T and density QCD in the BNL QCD Lab era

3:05 (5+5)                            Frithjof Karsh: Challenges for lattice QCD at finite temperature and density

3:15 (5+5)                             Rainer Fries: Precision probes for hot QCD matter

3:25 (5+5)                             Edward Shuryak: Summary of transport properties of sQGP

3:35-4:05                               Break


QCD at High-T Session II

4:05 (5+5)                           Ivan Vitev: Toward consistent many-body QCD description of heavy-ion reactions

4:15 (5+5)                           Peter Jacobs: Jet quenching at RHIC and LHC

4:25 (5+5)                           Thomas Ullrich: Heavy Ions at RHIC - RHIC-II and beyond

4:35 (5+5)                           Misha Stephanov: Some comments

4:45–5:30                           Discussions & Comments & Draft recommendation


6:30-9:00 Dinner


 Dec. 16

Morning Session:

QCD at High-Energy
Discussion Leader: Raju Venogoplan


9:00-9:10                              Peter Paul (10 minutes): Introduction and historical perspective on small-x physics in the context of collider                                              physics at DESY, CERN and possible EIC.

9:10-9:40                             Yuri Kovchegov (20+5 minutes): Theory Overview 

9:40-10:10                            Carl Gagliardi (20+5 minutes): Experimental Overview 

10:10-10:24                         Henri Kowalski (10+4 minutes): What have we learnt from HERA about small x and what are the                                             lessons/open questions for future facilities ?

10:24-10:55                          Coffee Break

10:55-11:09                         Dima Kharzeev (10+4 minutes): What have we learned from RHIC about small x physics and what are the                                             lessons/open questions for future facilities ?

11:09-11:23                         Mark Strikman (10+4 minutes): What are the interesting measurements at future colliders and what can one                                             learn from them ?

11:23-11:37                         Bernd Surrow (10+4 minutes): Which of these measurements can be studied at a future Electron-Ion Collider                                             and with what accuracy?

11:37-11:51                         Brian Cole (10+4 minutes): Which of these these measurements can be studied  at future D-A/ pA colliders at                                             BNL/CERN and with what accuracy ?

11:51-12:05                         Jianwei Qiu (10+4 minutes): Are pA and eA collisions identical or complementary ?  What can we learn about                                             factorization and universality in QCD from electron-ion and hadron-hadron colliders ?

12:05-12:30                         Final comments and draft recommendation


12:30-2:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session:

Hadron Spectroscopy
Discussion Leader: T. Barnes


 2:00-3:30                           Theoretical overview    E. Swanson   30 minutes

                                            Lattice gauge theory     D. Richards    15 minutes

                                            Experimental overview Curtis Meyer  30 minutes

 3:30-4:00                           Break                                                                                  

 4:00-5:30                            Discussion and draft recommendation

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