CCAST International Summer School and Workshop on
        QCD and RHIC Physics

August 9-14, 2004, CCAST, Beijing

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Yu-Gang Ma (SINAP) (ygma @

En-Ke Wang (CCNU) (

Jing-Hua Fu (Tsinghua) (

The advent of nucleus-nucleus collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory has ushered in a new era in the study of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD) under extremely high temperature and high energy density. Experimental measurements of multiplicity and transverse momentum spectra indicate that an unprecedentedly high energy density has been reached in Au+Au collisions at RHIC, and that nuclear parton structure at low x with intriguing dynamics can be probed. Initial measurements on elliptic flow and particle production at high transverse momentum demonstrate that partonic degrees of freedom play an important role in nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC. In particular, the 2003-RHIC data of d+Au provide us the control experiment which the final state effects can be almost ignored and can be compared with Au+Au data to extract the properties of strong interaction matter under extremely high temperature and high energy density. Very impressive experimental results have been obtained from 2003 RHIC runs. The dynamics of high transverse momentum particle production, with modification by either the initial parton structure or by the Quark-Gluon Plasma medium, are the subject of recent intensive theoretical and experimental investigations. Systematic experimental studies on strangeness and heavy quark production at RHIC are a major focus of the RHIC experimental program, and initial results have also been reported. In addition, polarized proton beams have been successfully accelerated at RHIC. The RHIC spin physics program is to study the spin structure of the proton using QCD probes in polarized proton-proton collisions.

The Chinese STAR Group (University of Science and Technology of China – USTC, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics– SINAP, HuaZhong Normal University, Institute of High Energy Physics at Beijing and Institute of Modern Physics at LanZhou) is organizing a Chinese summer school (one day) and workshop (four days) on RHIC physics. Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics is a rapidly growing field in China. We have more than 50 experimental physicists and 20 theoretical physicists, most of them young post-doctors and graduate students, currently working on RHIC related physics. The summer school/workshop is the second of a Chinese RHIC summer school/workshop series that the Chinese STAR group inaugurated in the summer of 2002. The Chinese RHIC summer school/workshop series are supported jointly by China Center for Advanced Science and Technology (CCAST), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) and the Chinese STAR Group.

Program advisory Committee

  • Wen-Qing Shen (沈文庆,NNSFC,Beijing)
  • Ming-Han Ye (叶铭汉,CCAST,Beijing)
  • Zong-Ye Zhang (张宗烨,IHEP,Beijing)
  • Xu Cai (蔡勖,IOPP-CCNU,Wuhan)
  • Hong-Fang Chen ( 陈宏芳,USTC,Hefei)
  • Chong-Shou Gao (高崇寿,Beijing Univ.)
  • Timothy Hallman(BNL,USA)
  • Ke-Jun Kang (康克军,Tsinghua,Beijing)
  • Xin-Nian Wang (王新年,LBNL,USA)
  • Wen-Long Zhan (詹文龙,IMP,Lanzhou)
  • Shu-Hua Zhou (周书华,CIAE,Beijing)
  • Zhi-Yuan Zhu (朱志远,SINAP,Shanghai)

Organization Committee

  • Yu-Gang Ma, co-chair (马余刚,SINAP,Shanghai)
  • En-Ke Wang, co-chair (王恩科,IOPP-CCNU,Wuhan)
  • Jing-Hua Fu, co-chair (付菁华,Tsinghua,Beijing)
  • Wei-Qin Chao ( (赵维勤,CCAST,Beijing)
  • Jian-Ping Cheng (程建平,Tsinghua,Beijing)
  • Huan-Zhong Huang (黄焕中,UCLA,USA)
  • Feng Liu (刘峰,IOPP-CCNU,Wuhan)
  • Xiao-Lian Wang (汪晓莲,USTC,Hefei)
  • Hu-Shan Xu (徐瑚珊,IMP,Lanzhou)

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Hotel for foreign speakers:

Jade Palace Hotel (北京翠宫饭店), 5-Star hotel:
single room, USD$ 60-70
double room, USD$ 70-80
price include room, breakfast, swimming pool and exercise room etc. High speed intnet can be free accessed in room.
[ see Chinese We Page: ]

Lodging for Chinese Participants:

Building 906 of CCAST or others

Social Activities:

one day tour (Great Wall or Forbidden City).

Visa Information needed: If you did not receive the official invitation from CCAST, please you provide the following information as soon as possible

1) Full Name on the Passport, and citenziship

2) Passport Number and the Expiration Date

3) Date of Birth

4) Place of Birth

5) City with the Chinese Consulate where you will apply for visa

6) Address where you want the invitation letter to be sent

7) indicate your anticipated arrival and departure date from China including possible travels prior to or after the summer school

Travel information:

If you plan to tour Xi-An (Shan-xi Province) / Gui-Lin (Guang-xi Province) / Shanghai, CCAST can help you to contact the travel agents to arrange your tour. It may take 6 days for this line. Please you contact us or CCAST.


Sponsors NSFC, Chinese STAR-TOF Group



Last updated on 20 May 2004 by Shanghai Institue of Applied Physics,SINAP