Cairns to Welcome International Physics Experts in August 2024, XVIth Quark Confinement

Cairns to Welcome International Physics Experts in August 2024

The Cairns Convention Centre is gearing up to host over 500 scientists and experts for the XVIth Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum Conference from August 19th to 24th, 2024.

This conference, a significant event in the physics community, is organised by the Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, University of Adelaide, Australia. Inaugurated in 1994 in Como, Italy, this conference series has evolved into a vital forum for scientists engaged in strong interactions. It fosters stimulating exchanges among theorists and experimentalists, as well as across various related fields. The Cairns event marks the sixteenth edition of this influential series.

The selection of Cairns Convention Centre for this conference highlights its robust ties with the scientific community and its state-of-the-art facilities, including a recent AUD$176 million expansion. Attendees will also get to immerse themselves in the local culture, heritage, and natural beauty of Cairns, fostering an environment conducive to scientific creativity and exploration.

The conference aims to unite experts working on strong interactions from diverse perspectives to answer the most fundamental and important questions in particle physics.  The physicists come together from all over the world to understand the universe in terms of its smallest constituents to improve our knowledge of nature., including lattice QCD, perturbative QCD, QCD vacuum models, QCD phenomenology, and experimental physics. The event will also delve into the interface between QCD, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and the broader realm of strongly coupled physics. A special focus will be on the interplay between QCD and the physics of condensed matter and strongly correlated systems, highlighting their mutual benefits and interactions.

“Hosting such a high-profile scientific conference less than a year after our new expansion opened demonstrates our appeal as a venue dedicated to knowledge sharing, community engagement and education,” comments Janet Hamilton General Manager of Cairns Convention Centre.

“We are excited to be welcoming the event as it celebrates it’s 30th anniversary.”

Dr. Ayse Kizilersu from the University of Adelaide, School of Physical Sciences, who is leading on the organisation of the event added: “We are delighted to be heading to Cairns in August.  Both the venue and destination offer incredible appeal to our delegates, ensuring a high level of attendance from around the world.  This year’s event promises to be our best yet and I look forward to welcoming our community when they arrive in Cairns.”

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