In the experimental study of high energy heavy ion collisions, it has
become increasingly clear that hard probes are of basic
importance. This meeting will therefore address how the production of
and initial state nuclear parton structures can be used to obtain
conclusive results from the heavy ion program. The conference Hard
Probes 2004 will consist of invited plenary talks as well as of
contributed presentations. We expect up to 150 participants; this
should make possible both a full coverage of the subject and extensive
discussions. The proceedings of the meeting will be published.
- open charm and beauty
- photons and dileptons
The meeting will start with a pre-conference school for graduate
students and young post-docs on Thursday, November 4, 2004,
consisting of survey lectures on different aspects of the topic.
The actual conference will begin on Friday
morning, November 5, 2004.
The conference will be held in Ericeira, a charming fishing town and
resort on the open Atlantic, somewhat northwest of Lisbon. The
participants will be accommodated in the Hotel Vila Galé, directly on