The 2nd International Symposium on Non-equilibrium Dynamics (NeD-2012) and the 3d Network Workshop on Theory of UltraRelativistic heavy Ion Collisions (TURIC-2012) will be held together from June 25 to 30, 2012, in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.

  • The NeD Symposium addresses the physics of strongly interacting systems far from equilibrium and their approach to equilibrium as relevant for the dynamics of the early universe and ultra-relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions. The key topics include the basic descriptions of strongly interacting systems, in particular approaches based on Kadanoff-Baym equations and their solutions. Transport theoretical realizations in phase space as well as numerical studies in comparison to solutions of the on-shell Boltzmann equation and viscous hydrodynamics present a further focus. Another - associated topic - is the description of the parton-hadron phase transition within different concepts, i.e. hadron freeze-out or dynamical approaches on the basis of the Kadanoff-Baym equations. Here in particular the differences between hadronization in vacuum and in cold nuclear matter will be confronted with hadronization concepts in hot and dense systems, e.g. statistical hadronization and coalescence models of different sophistication. The NeD Topics include:
    • dynamical description of strongly interacting systems
    • Kadanoff-Baym equations and solutions
    • transport models for strongly interacting systems
    • description of phase transitions
    • viscous hydrodynamics

  • The goal of the Europian Network program 'Theory of UltraRelativistic heavy Ion Collisions' (TURIC) - which unites almost all theory groups working on the field of relativistic heavy ions in Europe - is a comprehensive understanding of the results of relativistic heavy ion collisions from FAIR to LHC energies. The new TURIC program concentrates on three basic topics:
    • properties of the quark-gluon plasma before hadronization and the phase transition towards the hadronic world
    • transport properties of hard probes in the quark gluon plasma and their traces in final hadronic spectra
    • microscopic study of initial thermalization
    Traditionally the Network TURIC (former TORIC) Workshops address where the real workers on the projects - the PhD students and the postdocs to present their work while senior scientists give the overview talks and the review lectures on the actual subjects. Thus, the common scientific program of NeD and TURIC meetings this year hopefully will be profitable for the both events.

    The venue and accommodation of participants will be at the 'Creta Maris Beach Resort' in Hersonissos.