Recent years have brought about important advances in the experimental measurements and theoretical understanding of jets and heavy flavor production in hadronic and nuclear collisions. With results from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Large Hadron Collider (LHC) proton-proton and heavy ion runs at hand, this is the opportune time to continue the focused discussion between the high energy and nuclear physics communities on the interpretation of the data. This workshop will bring together senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows and talented graduate students to discuss the exciting recent developments and future directions in high energy and nuclear science. The purpose of the 2018 Santa Fe Jets and Heavy Flavor workshop is to summarize the accomplishments and provide guidance for the community effort in the areas of hadronic jets, quarkonia and open heavy flavor, with emphasis on perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (pQCD) and Soft Collinear Effective Theory (SCET). The theory is closely tied to experiments at the leading nuclear and particle physics facilities in the US and abroad, such as the RHIC at Brookhaven National Lab and the LHC complex at CERN. The workshop is also central to the physics goals of the next-generation nuclear physics facility in the US, the Electron Ion Collider (EIC). This is the third year for this workshop following the very successful 2016 and 2017 Santa Fe Jets and Heavy Flavor workshops with approximately 60 attendees each form the US and abroad.
The Santa Fe Jets and Heavy Flavor workshop will take place January 29-31, 2018 at the Inn and Spa at Loretto in historic downtown Santa Fe.
Organizing committee: Cesar da Silva, Christopher Lee, Xuan Li, Emanuele Mereghetti, Duff Neill, Andrey Sadofyev, Ivan Vitev (chair)