HGS-HIRe Lecture Week on Hadron Physics - April 2016 - Ebernburg Castle


April 4-8, 2016


Measuring properties of hadrons with PANDA and on the lattice


Experiment: Kai-Thomas Brinkmann (U Giessen)
Theory: Marc Wagner (U Frankfurt)


Gerhard Burau (HGS-HIRe)


HGS-HIRe lecture weeks are interdisciplinary events that cover experimental and theoretical aspects of physics together. This lecture week on hadron physics aims for an overview of the design and functionality of the PANDA experiment with its various detector systems and components. Complementary the main concepts of lattice QCD, a very important approach in theoretical hadron physics, will be addressed on a didactical level. Therefore also students from other fields of research are very welcome to attend this lecture week.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
April 4 April 5 April 6 April 7 April 8
Individual Travel Lecture Th 2 Lecture Exp 2 Lecture Th 4 Lecture Exp 4
10:30-11:00 Break Break Break Break
Arrival & Welcome/
Lecture Exp 1 Lecture Th 3 Lecture Exp 3 Group Project
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Lecture Th 1 Finalizing Talks Social Activity Talks Feedback Session
15:00-15:30 Break Break Break Individual Travel
Group Project / Wrap-up Finalizing Talks Talks
Finalizing Talks Group Project Group Project Group Project
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Finalizing Talks Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up

Participant Talks

Particpants are expected to give short presentations of 20 minutes (15 minutes talk + 5 minutes discussion) about topics related to the lecture week.
Each presentation will be prepared by a team of two participants, i.e. both partners help each other with the preparation of the talk including to be prepared for answering questions during the presentation. Giving the talk should be shared by both partners.
The topics of these talks are given by the lecturers (see information below).

Topics Experiment (description >here (pdf))

  1. Team E1: Erik Etzelmüller & Joshua Berlin
    >The spin of the pion and kaon (pdf)

  2. Team E2: Samer Ahmed & Florian Divotgey
    >Spin structure of the proton (pdf)

  3. Team E3: Mustafa Schmidt & Edgar Perez Lezama
    >Discovery of charmonium (pdf)

Topics Theory (description >here (pdf))

  1. Team T1: Jordan Bendarouach & Pierre Moreau
    >The path integral in quantum mechanics (pdf)

  2. Team T2: Martin Pflaumer & Jan Fotakis
    >Lattice computations in quantum mechanics (part 1) - discretizing the action, simulating the path integral (pdf)

  3. Team T3: Thomas Janson & Lisa Olbrich
    >Lattice computations in quantum mechanics (part 2) - computing correlation functions and energy differences (pdf)

Practical Information


The scientific program of the lecture week starts with a welcome and introduction session on Monday at 11:30. Please arrive well in time. Check-in, i.e. distribution of the rooms, will be on Monday after lunch. The lecture week will close on Friday afternoon.

Late arrivals

If you will arrive late please contact the coordinator in advance so key pick up can be arranged.


The lecture week will be held at Ebernburg Castle >, D-55583 Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg.
Directions can be found here >.


Travel to the venue is on Monday, April 4, in the morning. Please arrange for individual travel to the location. You can reach the venue by public transport (train), otherwise please try to travel by car pool. If somebody want to offer a lift, he/she should send an email to info@hgs-hire.de so that we can forward the information to the other participants of the lecture week.


Accomodation is mostly in twin bed rooms.


Full board is included in the lecture week. Special food requirements (vegetarian, other) should be communicated to the coordinator in advance.

What to bring

Clothing: The lecture week will be very informal, so only casual attire is necessary. Please plan for an outdoor social activity (depending on weather).
Linen/towel/others: All rooms have linen and towels, no need to bring them. Please bring your soap and hair dryer (if needed).


Wireless internet access is available. Please bring your own laptop that will be needed for a brief hands-on training related to QCD on the lattice too.


Participants contribute in a presentation. Subjects have been given in due time before the lecture week (see above). They have been proposed by the lecturers. Hence the presentation will not be on the own scientific work of the participant but is connected to the topic of the lecture week. Each presentation will be prepared and given by a team of two participants. A projector will be available. In addition a flip chart can be used. Presentation time is about 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion.


All basic expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to pay for local expenses (drinks etc.). All meals are included.


Though this trip will not generate any costs for your supervisor or group please do not forget to file a trip request so you are covered by insurance during the lecture week. Please ask the secretary of your official supervisor at the university for the appropriate form.


  1. Samer Ahmed
  2. Jordan Bendarouach
  3. Joshua Berlin
  4. Florian Divotgey
  5. Erik Etzelmüller
  6. Jan Fotakis
  7. Christopher Hahn
  8. Thomas Janson
  9. Edgar Perez Lezama
  10. Pierre Moreau
  11. Lisa Olbrich
  12. Jan Otto
  13. Christoph Rosner
  14. Mustafa Schmidt
  15. Sebastian Zimmermann
© 2008-2017 Helmholtz Association + Helmholtz Graduate School