October 25 and 26, 2012

Alte Lokhalle, Mainz

The HGS-HIRe Graduate Days are the main annual event of the school.

For two days everybody involved with HGS-HIRe will come together to get an exciting view of the science we are working on.


Registration is closed.

Overview Talks

Hot and Dense Matter
Anton Andronic, Affiliation: GSI
Probing deconfined matter at the LHC with heavy quarks

Atomic Physics
Andrey Surzhykov , Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Atomic parity-violation studies with heavy ions

Hadron Physics
Francois Nez, Affiliation: Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, Paris
Recent measurements of the proton charge radius


October 25

10:15 Hot and Dense Matter
Anton Andronic
"Probing deconfined matter at the LHC with heavy quarks"

11:30 Atomic Physics
Andrey Surzhykov
"Atomic parity-violation studies with heavy ions"

14:00 Hot and Dense Matter - Participant Presentations
  • Thomas Lang
    "Heavy quark transport in heavy ion collisions within the UrQMD model"
  • Anna Kotynia
    "Silicon Tracking System for the CBM experiment"
  • Martin Wilde
    "Measurement of direct Photons in pp and Pb-Pb Collisions with ALICE"
15:30 Poster Session
17:00 Atomic Physics - Participant Presentations
  • Florian Köhler
    "The g-factor Experiment for Highly Charged Ions in Mainz"
  • Matthias Lochmann
    "Testing QED in strong B-fields by laser spectroscopy of the HFS of Bi82+ and Bi80+"
  • Oliver Matula
    "Dielectronic recombination of highly-charged ions"
19:00Annual HIRe Feier with Excellence Awards and Reception

October 26

09:30 Hadron Physics
Francois Nez
"Recent measurements of the proton charge radius"

11:00 Hadron Physics - Participant Presentations
  • Mathias Michel
    "Partial Wave Analysis Software for Panda"
  • Stanislaus Janowski
    "Effective Model of QCD with Glueball"
  • Tobias Goecke
    "Hadronic contributions to the muon g-2"
12:00Excellence Award Presentations
14:00Participant Council and Representative Election

Practical Information


Note that all accomodation is in double rooms. If you do not notify us of any preferences regarding sharing your hotel room, we will randomly distribute the rooms!

If you really are not able to join or can only join one day, please let us know as well.


The Graduate Days 2012 will be held at the Alte Lokhalle Mainz, Mombacher Straße 78-80, 55122 Mainz.


The Graduate Days include an overnight stay close to the venue. Accomodation is in double rooms. Earliest check in at the hotel is 14:00 on Thursday. We recommend to check in during the breaks or after the sessions. It is possible to store baggage after/before the stay at the hotel. Checkout is Friday at 11:00 latest.


Transportation to the Graduate Days is self organized. Directions to the venue can be found here.

Directions to the hotel can be found here.


The parking spaces in front of the conference center are free of charge.

Dress code

As people ask. There is no dress code during the day. Just as usual. For the evening we recommend business casual, i.e. jacket but no tie, for the gents. Ladies on their own judgement.

Travel reimbursement

Hotel costs will be covered by HGS-HIRe all together, no need to pay at the hotel, costs related to the Graduate Days will not be billed to your conference budget.

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