DIFFRACTION 2014

The Workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Experimental results and prospects
    • Forward physics in hadron-hadron collisions
      • diffraction at hadron colliders (LHC, RHIC, Tevatron)
      • central exclusive production at LHC, RHIC and Tevatron
      • forward physics at the LHC
      • soft diffraction at the LHC
      • gamma-p and gamma-gamma collisions at hadron colliders
    • Low-x physics at LHC
    • Results from LHC
    • Diffraction in e-p collisions
      • inclusive DIS: total cross sections, structure functions, heavy flavors
      • inclusive diffraction and dijets in DIS
      • hard diffractive photoproduction
      • exclusive final states in diffractive DIS (vector mesons, DVCS, etc.)
    • Heavy ion collisions at RHIC
    • Future of hadronic and high-energy nuclear physics: Physics at Electron-Ion Colliders
    • New results on spin physics
    • Prospects for QCD studies in the post-LHC era
    • High-energy QCD and astrophysics
       
  2. Phenomenological approaches
    • Diffraction in hadron-hadron collisions
      • single and double diffraction dissociation
      • multi-gap diffraction
      • diffractive Higgs production at Tevatron and LHC
      • phenomenology of gap survival probability
      • Monte Carlo for soft processes
    • Diffraction in DIS
      • inclusive DIS, structure functions and partonic densities
      • inclusive diffractive DIS
      • vector meson production
      • generalized parton distributions
      • DVCS
    • Saturation and evolution
    • Analyticity/duality models of inclusive/diffractive reactions; Pomeron trajectory
    • Phenomenology of diffraction off nuclei
    • QCD studies of nuclear collisions
    • Spin and polarization physics
    • New physics via QCD processes at LHC
       
  3. Progress in the theory
    • Perturbative QCD and factorization issues
    • Leading-twist diffraction and the breakdown of PQCD factorization theorems
    • Leading-twist diffractive DIS and nuclear shadowing
    • Non-universal antishadowing
    • Progress in AdS/QCD and related topics
    • Diffractive dijet, hadrons light-front wavefunction from AdS/QCD, and color transparency
    • New results in the BFKL physics
    • New results within the Color Glass Condensate model
    • New results in the color dipole/kt-factorization approach
    • Diffraction from non-perturbative QCD
    • Prospects in spin physics