EPJ Web of Conferences Highlight - vConf21: A Virtual Tribute to Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum
- Published on 31 January 2022
Drawing on the state-of-the-art in remote conferencing and amended by a rich outreach program, this virtual event was organized as substitute for the postponed 14th Confinement conference by the Institute for Mathematics and Physics at the University of Stavanger, Norway, between August 2-6 2021.
The Confinement conference series was inaugurated in 1994 and has since become an important forum for scientists working on strong interactions, stimulating exchange among theorists and experimentalists, as well as across adjacent fields.
In the spirit of the Confinement conference series vConf21 featured plenary talks, roundtable discussion and parallel contributed talks. More than 440 registered participants enjoyed a program with over 200 individual contributions.
Research topics of particular current interest were highlighted at the roundtables: the physics of the upcoming electron-ion collider, open-quantum-systems, machine learning application to strong-interaction physics and the latest developments on the muon anomalous magnetic moment.
It was a pleasure to welcome three excellent outreach speakers E. Elsen (CERN), C. Quigg (Fermilab) and Z. Kang (UCLA), whose insightful presentations can be found on the Confinement YouTube outreach channel.