XII Quark Confinement and Hadron Spectrum


Inaugurated in 1994 in Como, Italy, this series of conferences has become an important forum for scientists working on strong interactions, stimulating exchanges among theorists and experimentalists as well as across related fields.

The twelfth edition of this conference series will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece) from 29th August to 3rd September 2016 in Makedonia Palace conference centre. Thessaloniki, founded more than 2500 years ago in the north Greece, overlooking the gulf of Thermaikos, has always been a meeting point for people of different cultures. Today, a modern city with marks of the past, is an inspiring place welcoming international events and conferences.

This edition of the conference is dedicated to the memory of Michael Müller-Preußker. His scientific contribution will be remembered during the conference.

The conference will also include a variety of events addressing school children and general public as well as different cultural events open to the public.

The conference will be followed by a Workshop on “Accelerators Revealing the QCD Secrets” that will take place from 3rd to 5th September 2016 in Makedonia Palace conference centre.


How to Teach Scientific Imagination

Treating important concepts playfully, from Einstein to Richard Feynman to ‘Sim City’

In one of the most famous of his authentic quotes, Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

This raises the interesting question of whether imagination—specifically, scientific imagination—can be taught. I can’t answer that definitively, but I can imagine some promising possibilities.

One way is to provide models. There are many books that convey accurate scientific knowledge, and many more for which scientific knowledge isn’t the point. The sweet spot between them is the place where important concepts are treated playfully…

More: http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-teach-scientific-imagination-1464881401

Postdoctoral Fellowship available in Theoretical Quantum Physics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Physics in the group of the Director, David Hutchinson. The position will be based in the Department of Physics, University of Otago, Dunedin. The group’s theoretical research covers areas from ultracold atomic gases, especially two-dimensional systems, through to using techniques for open quantum systems to model exciton transport in photosynthetic complexes.

More: http://cerncourier.com/cws/job/J000009633

Professorship (W3) of Experimental Particle Physics

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) combines its three core tasks: research, higher education, and innovation within one mission. With about 9,400 employees and 25,000 students, KIT is one of the big institutions of research and higher education in natural sciences and engineering in Europe.

In Division V – Physics and Mathematics – the KIT Department of Physics invites applications for a
Professorship (W3) of Experimental Particle Physics

at the Institute of Experimental Nuclear Physics (IEKP). We are looking for outstanding candidates with a research focus on precision measurements at electron-positron colliders, especially on B physics, and on the development of software algorithms and detectors. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen and expand the existing and planned collaborative research efforts in the Belle II experiment in Tsukuba Japan, and for a future linear collider detector.

More: http://cerncourier.com/cws/job/J000009654