24th International Symposium on Spin Physics

  • 24th International Symposium on Spin Physics
    Matsue, Japan
    2021-10-18EDT8:00:00 ~ 2021-10-22EDT17:00:00
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We are pleased to announce that the 24th International Symposium on Spin Physics will be held at Kunibiki Messe Convention Center in Matsue, Shimane prefecture, Japan in October 18-22, 2021. This conference was originally scheduled to be held in 2020 as "SPIN 2020" but postponed because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Although it is still difficult to predict the situation of the pandemic, we believe that we should resume this conference.

The conference will be held in a hybrid style (i.e., both of in-person (onsite) and online participation will be possible). Recently, we have successfully tested it with a domestic conference on spin physics and think this style is useful to invigorate our scientific discussions under the present situation of the pandemic.

This conference series has been held jointly since 2000, combining the High Energy Spin Symposia and the Nuclear Polarization Conferences. The most recent symposia took place in Dubna, Russia (2012), Beijing, China (2014), Urbana Champaign, USA (2016), and Ferrara, Italy (2018). SPIN 2021 will be co-chaired by Yuji Goto and Tomohiro Uesaka (RIKEN).

The scientific program of SPIN 2021 will include topics related to spin phenomena in particle and nuclear physics as well as those in related fields. The symposium topics cover acceleration, storage and polarimetry of polarized beams; applications of spin physics; fundamental symmetries and physics beyond the standard model; future facilities and experiments; nucleon structure; polarized ion and lepton sources and targets; spin physics in nuclear reactions and nuclei; spin physics using photon, lepton and hadron probes; and the spin structure of hadrons. The symposium format consists of talks in plenary and parallel sessions. We are considering having poster sessions as well.

Although we will not organize a social event to minimize the possibility of COVID-19 infection, we would like to introduce Matsue city and Shimane prefecture as a very attractive place in Japan. This place is a famous and interesting area with over 2,000 years of history ranging from the Japanese creation myth era to modern times. You can find the Izumo Taisha (Grand Shrine), the historic Tatara Iron Mill, Matsue Castle, famous Japanese gardens and other popular sights here. Matsue can be easily accessed from two nearby local airports, Izumo airport and Yonago airport, both of which are connected to Japan's large international airports in Tokyo, Osaka, etc.

A preliminary webpage for SPIN 2021 can be accessed at https://spin2021.riken.jp/

The page will be updated with additional information when available. For further information or questions, please contact the organizers directly or send an email to contact-spin2021@ml.riken.jp

We look forward to meeting you in Matsue, albeit in a hybrid style.

Yuji Goto and Tomohiro Uesaka (Co-Chairs)
on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

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Matsue, Japan
Scientific Program
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Yuji Goto and Tomohiro Uesaka (Co-Chairs)
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