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Vorticity, hot QCD and most strange dibaryons in Budapest

The 17th Zimányi School was organized, as usual, by the Wigner Research Center for Physics and the Eötvös University. During the School (which has the format of a workshop, and is named after the Széchényi prize winning physicist József Zimányi, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), the newest results of high energy heavy ion physics were discussed. We hosted more than 100 participants from 24 countries of 5 continents, and 77 talks were delivered over the 5 days of the conference. The programme was financially supported by the THOR project of the EU COST framework, making it possible for more than 50 students to participate.


Highlighted guests of the conference were Bjoern Schenke (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA) Mike Lisa (Ohio State University, USA) and Hannah Petersen (Frankfurt University, Germany), who discussed theoretical and experimental findings related to the hottest, most fluid and most vortical matter ever made by man, the hot QCD medium called Quark Gluon Plasma, discovered at RHIC. Important theoretical aspects were discussed by our Zimányi prize winner guests Peter Pertreczky (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA), Tuomas Lappi (Jyväskylä University, Finland), and the distinguished guest of the conference, Tetsuo Hatsuda (RIKEN, Japan). During his lecture, professor Hatsuda discussed the possible appearance of the most strange dibaryon of QCD. A further highlight of the School was the presentation by Peter Senger (GSI, Germany), leader of the FAIR CBM experiment, and this talk was held jointly by the Ortvay Colloquium of the Eötvös University. Very interesting talks were delivered also by students and postdocs, Frigyes Nemes (CERN and Wigner RCP, Hungary) discussing the discovery of a new QCD state called Odderon, or Gábor Kasza (Eszterházy University, Hungary) reviewing new solutions of relativistic accelerating hydrodynamics.
One of the good news celebrated at the conference was that our guest, Gábor Dávid (Stony Brook University, USA) was awarded with the Kinght’s Cross of Hungarian Order of Merit, on recognition of his internationally acclaimed outstanding results in particle physics and his activities to strengthen American- Hungarian scientific cooperation.