HGS-HIRe Lecture Week Hot and Dense Matter - Spring 2019 - Manigod (French Alpes)


March 3-10, 2019


Hot and Dense: Hard Probes


Marco van Leeuwen
Martin Spousta
Leticia Cunqueiro Mendes


Henner B├╝sching

Agenda (preliminary)

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5 Mar 6 Mar 7 Mar 8 Mar 9 Mar 10
Travel Lecture I Lecture III Lecture IV Lecture V Lecture VI Leisure Travel
10:30-11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00-12:30 Lecture II Group Project Participant
Talks I
Talks II
Talks III
12:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-15:30 Finalizing
Group Project Break Break Break
15:30-16:00 Questions/Wrapup Particpant Talks IV
16:00-17:00 Group Project Finalizing Talks Group Project
17:00-18:00 Check in Group Project Group Project
18:00-19:00 Introduction Questions/Wrapup Break Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Feedback Lecture Week
19:00-20:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner

Participant Talks

1. Basics of calorimetry
2. Basics of tracking
3. The Lund string model and hadronisation
4. Pythia generator; some worked examples
5. Jet algorithms; some worked examples
6. Jet shapes and quark/gluon separation
7. Triggering for high-pt/rare observables
8. Di-hadron correlations in pPb, PbPb

Practical Information


Checkin at the Chalet is open at 16:00 on Sunday, Mar 3.
The scientific part of the lecture week will close on Friday evening.

Late arrivals

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


The lecture week will be at Chalet l'Eridan, 74230 Manigod (France).
Manigod is situated at an altitude of 950 m in the french alpes, south-east of Thones, roughly 20 km east of Annecy. If you travel on your own directions can be found here >


We travel by chartered bus to Manigod. Details including schedule and departure point can be found here >


Accomodation is mostly in twin bed rooms.


The chalet does not have official catering. We will self organize breakfast and lunch. Bread will be delivered every morning. Grocery shopping will be organized and help from the participants is expected for and after the meals. Without formal lunch we are more flexible with outdoor activities. We will have full dinner prepared for us by M. Jean Christophe Pergod.
Special food requirements (vegetarian, other) will be arranged on the first evening. Full board is included in the lecture week.

What to bring

Conditions for winter sports are hopefully still good both for cross country as well as for alpine skiing. Please plan accordingly.
Clothing: The lecture week will be very informal, so only casual attire necessary. Please plan for severe weather and winter outdoor activities.
Linen/towel/others: You need to bring your own towel! Furthermore, please bring your soap and hair dryer (if needed).
Sports equipment: Bring your skis, sled, snowboard and red carrot for the snowman.
Sauna: The chalet has a sauna. If you are interested to use it you need to bring your own sauna towel.


A WLAN access point is available. Please bring your own laptop.


Each participant will contribute in a presentation. They will be arranged by the lecturers. The presentation will not be on the own scientific work of the participant but will be connected to the topic of the lecture week. A laptop and projector will be available. In addition flip charts can be used. Presentation time is 30 minutes including 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.

Special notice

All outdoor sports activities are completely under the participants own responsibility. HGS-HIRe does not cover any costs or takes responsibilities for injuries or damage related to these activities. A waiver needs to be signed by every participant to agree with these conditions at the beginning of the lecture week.


For privacy reasons the names of participants cannot be published here.
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