12th International conference on Low Energy Antiproton Physics (LEAP2016)
- 6th March 2016(Sun)～11th(Fri)
- KANAZAWA CONVENTION BUREAU
Strategic Programs for Innovative Research (SPIRE) Field 5 “Matter & Universe”
ISHIKAWA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
CITY OF KANAZAWA
The LEAP (Low Energy Antiproton Physics) conference is held every two or three years since 1990 to discuss the latest findings and exchange information in the interdisciplinary fields with low energy antiprotons.
The field of low energy antiproton physics has remarkable progress recently. The number of collaborations and scientists participating various antiproton and antihydrogen physics at CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator have been increased, which will be further enhanced by the Extra Low Energy Antiproton Ring (ELENA) expected its operation in a few years. Also studies of proton-antiproton annihilations leading to exotic hadrons offer a new perspective of understanding the dynamics of strong interaction and hadronic matter. Exciting developments are also expected in searches for antimatter in the Universe. The upcoming Facility for Low-Energy Antiproton and Ion Research (FLAIR) as part of the FAIR project will also provide new opportunities for antiproton experiments.
The intent of LEAP 2016 is to actively stimulate the overlap and dialogue between various research forefronts in the diversified field of antiproton physics and related field involving meson and baryon with strangeness.
The scientific program will consist of invited and contributed talks. Poster sessions will also be prepared to enhance further discussions and exchange of information.
The LEAP 2016 is hosted by RIKEN. It will be held on March 6-11, 2016 in Kanazawa, Japan, which takes just 2:30 hours by newly opened ShinKansen (bullet train) from Tokyo. Kanazawa is one of the most beautiful historic cities still keeping the redolence of good old days of Japan. The convention venue will be the Kanazawa Kagekiza (Kanazawa Theater) at the historic center of Kanazawa. The conference excursion will be organized to Shirakawa-go under snow, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. Let’s leap in an old, fairy tale-like world and experience the picturesque harmony between the village and nature.
The previous successful meetings were held at Stockholm (1990), Courmayeur (1992), Bled (1994), Dinkelsbühl (1996), Villasimius (1998), Venice (2000), Yokohama (2003), Bonn (2005), Vienna (2008), Vancouver (2011), and Uppsala(2013).
The Second Circular will include guidelines for abstract submission, the preliminary program, as well as detailed information about travel, visa, accommodation and the conference excursion.
The social program will include a welcome reception on March 6 in the evening, a public lecture, an excursion, and a conference banquet. The public lecture is free. The registration fee covers the welcome reception and the conference dinner. In addition to the conference excursion, a tour in Kanazawa will be arranged for accompanying persons during the conference.
The conference website is http://leap2016.riken.jp/, and is updated from time to time to include new information.
・Probing the Standard Model and Fundamental Symmetries
・Gravity and Antimatter
・Hadron and Nuclear Physics with Antiprotons
・Antimatter in the Universe
・Strangeness in Meson and Baryon Systems
・New Techniques, Instrumentation and Facilities
・Applications of Antiprotons