Workshop for young scientists with research interests focused on physics at FAIR

We are pleased to announce the first edition in a series of workshops designed to bring together excellent international young scientists with research interests focused on physics at FAIR.
The workshop will be held in Hersonissos, Greece-Crete, 3-8 September 2012.

The topics of the workshop cover a wide range of aspects in both theoretical developments and current experimental status, concentrated around the four scientific pillars of FAIR.
We will have exciting and interdisciplinary discussions along these key

- Physics of hot and dense nuclear matter, QCD phase transitions and critical point
- Nuclear structure, astrophysics and reactions
- Hadron Spectroscopy, Hadrons in matter and Hypernuclei
- Special emphasize is put on the experiments CBM, HADES, PANDA, NuSTAR, as well as NICA and the RHIC low beam energy scan
- New developments in atomic and plasma physics

The format of the meeting consists of morning and afternoon sessions.
The morning sessions will consist of one ample talk (35+10) and short presentations (25+5), the afternoon session will consist of short presentations only (25+5). Each session is augmented by active discussion sessions dedicated to the topics presented by the speakers.
Informal interactive discussions will be carried throughout the afternoon break, and after dinner.

If you wish to attend FAIRNESS 2012 please proceed to the conference website

Therein you can find details concerning venue and travel, accommodation, scientific programme, as well as a link to the online registration form.
Participation in the workshop is restricted to PhD students, PostDocs and non-tenured Junior Researchers. After the online registration and abstract submission are closed, the organizing committee will select 40 participants from the list of registrants, and will send out email-invitations accordingly.
Each selected participant will be allocated a time-slot for an oral presentation.

- Registration and abstract submission deadline: 3 June 2012
- Selection of participants: by 15 June 2012
- Conference fee: 350 Euro/participant (shared double-room), 707 Euro/participant (single-room), including full board for one week.

The event will start at approximately 9am, on Monday 3rd of September, and end around 2pm on Saturday, 8th of September.
We strongly encourage all participants to arrive on the evening of 2nd of September and depart on the 9th of September, and join us throughout the entire event.

Please make sure to frequently check updated information and announcements on the conference website.

Looking forward to seeing you in Crete,

The Organizers (Almudena Arcones, Marcus Bleicher, Miriam Fritsch, Tetyana Galatyuk, Diana Nicmorus, Hannah Petersen, Claudia Ratti, Laura