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Hadron 2015


XVI International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy
September 13-18, 2015
Marriott at City Center
Newport News, VA

Group Photo

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First Circular

History of the Hadron Conference Series and Introduction to Jefferson Lab

Hadron 2015 is the sixteenth conference in this series. Indeed, its official name is the XVIth International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy. However, it covers far more than spectroscopy. Hadron dynamics and structure are just as important. It is a conference that happens every two years. The series began at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1985. In 2013 it was held in Nara, Japan, in 2011 in Munich, Germany, and in 2015, it will be hosted in Newport News, Virginia, at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in the City Center. This is just a few miles from Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, known as Jefferson Lab. This lab is one of the US national laboratories funded by the Department of Energy and is run on their behalf by Jefferson Science Associates (JSA). JSA is a partnership between the consortium of Southeastern Universities that form SURA, and Pacific Architects and Engineers, a government contracting corporation dating from 1955. Jefferson Lab boasts a continuous wave superconducting electron accelerator (CEBAF) that has just been upgraded to a maximum of 12 GeV. Electrons up to 11 GeV can be extracted to scatter on nucleon or nuclear targets in three experimental halls (A, B and C), or accelerated further to 12 GeV to strike a diamond crystal and produce a real photon beamĀ  that goes to Hall D. The quality and intensity of the CEBAF beam allows precision parity-violating experiments to be performed to measure, for instance, the weak charge of the proton, and the radius of the neutron skin of nuclei. The majority of experiments approved for the next decade are to determine the spectrum of hadrons, both mesons and baryons, with data of unprecedented precision and statistics, and to produce state-of-the-art multidimensional imaging of the nucleon.

See the program page for plenary and parallel sessions.


V. Burkert (JLab)
E. Chudakov (JLab)
R. Ent (JLab)
C. Keppel (JLab)
M. Pennington (JLab)
D. Richards (JLab)
P. Rossi (JLab)
A. Szczepaniak (JLab/IU)
S. Wood (JLab)