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QCD Downunder 2017

The aim of the workshop is to bring together a number of specialists in non-perturbative field theory as well as others working in the areas of hadron physics and related fields.

The workshop will be held at the Novotel Cairns Oasis ResortLink to external website in Queensland, Australia, from Monday July 10th to Friday July 14th, 2017.

  • Topics
    • Hadron structure
    • Hadron spectroscopy
    • QCD aspects of flavour
    • Vacuum and confinement
  • List of Participants
    • Ali Alkathiri (Adelaide)
    • Chris Allton (Swansea)
    • Adnan Bashir (Morelia)*
    • Jacob Bickerton (Adelaide)
    • Ryan Bignell (Adelaide)
    • Alexander Chambers (Adelaide)
    • Joshua Charvetto (Adelaide)
    • Aida El-Khadra (Illinois)*
    • Ralf Gothe (South Carolina)
    • Taylor Haar (Adelaide)
    • Sophie Hollitt (Adelaide)
    • Junpei Kakazu (Tsukuba)
    • Waseem Kamleh (Adelaide)
    • Ayse Kizilersu (Adelaide)
    • Zachary Koumi (Adelaide)
    • Derek Leinweber (Adelaide)
    • Kim Maltman (York)
    • Kay Martinez (Adelaide)
    • Hrayr Matevosyan (Adelaide)
    • Wally Melnitchouk (Jefferson Lab)
    • Robert Perry (Adelaide)
    • Cristian Pisano (INFN, Pavia)
    • Shoichi Sasaki (Tohoku)
    • Gerrit Schierholz (DESY)
    • Andrea Shindler (FRIB, Michigan State)*
    • Kim Somfleth (Adelaide)
    • Fernanda Steffens (DESY)
    • Finn Stokes (Adelaide)
    • Asobu Suzuki (Tsukuba)
    • Sergey Syritsyn (Stony Brook)*
    • Peter Tandy (Kent/Adelaide)
    • Anthony Thomas (Adelaide)
    • Daniel Trewartha (Jefferson Lab)
    • Stephen Tronchin (Adelaide)
    • Alex Westin (Adelaide)
    • Anthony Williams (Adelaide)
    • Jia-Jun Wu (Adelaide)
    • Takeshi Yamazaki (Tsukuba)
    • Ross Young (Adelaide)
    • James Zanotti (Adelaide)

    * to be confirmed

  • Registration

    The registration fee is AUD$475. Registration includes:

    • participation in the conference
    • welcome reception
    • lunch on each day of the workshop
    • conference dinner
    • morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks

    Non-local participants, who are not CSSM/CoEPP students or staff, wishing to register should please visit the registration pageLink to external website and complete the registration process found there.

    Please note, local participants should not register through the above registration page. Instead, please contact the CSSM office to be registered and to organise accommodation.

  • Accommodation

    We have negotiated a special rate for workshop participants at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort.

    To make a booking at the special rate, non-local participants should please proceed through the registration process, including paying the registration fee, and then email Reservations at the Novotel Cairns ( to external website) to request the type of room they require, quoting the reference QCD2017.

    Two room types are available for participants:

    • Standard Resort – Single (king bed) including buffet breakfast for 1 person at the rate AUD$185 per night
    • Standard Resort – Twin (2 double beds) including buffet breakfast for 2 people at the rate AUD$200 per night

    Once a request has been received, Reservations staff will contact the participant requesting the accommodation and seek credit card information to guarantee the room booking.

    Accommodation for CSSM/CoEPP students and staff is being organised directly; local students and staff should please contact the CSSM office to discuss booking their accommodation.

    Wireless Access

    Complimentary Wifi is available throughout the Novotel Cairns complex except in the hotel rooms. There is a cost for Wifi in hotel rooms of AUD$10 per person for a 24 hour period but this can be waived if the hotel guest joins the Accor Hotels loyalty program. There is no cost to join the loyalty program "Le Club" and this can be done prior to arrival by going to to external website or you may join on arrival at the Novotel Cairns.

  • Local Organising Committee
    • Ayse Kizilersu (CSSM)
    • Anthony Thomas (CSSM/CoEPP)
    • Ross Young (CSSM/CoEPP)
    • James Zanotti (CSSM)
  • Contact


    Silvana Santucci & Sharon Johnson

    Ph: +61 8 8313 3533

    Fax: +61 8 8313 3551


The Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter

Room 126, Level 1,
Physics Building, 
University of Adelaide,
South Australia 5005.

Mailing address

CSSM, Room 126, Level 1,
Physics Building, 
University of Adelaide,
South Australia 5005.


T: +61 8 8313 3533
F: +61 8 8313 3551