Forward Physics and Diffraction


Tuesday 20


10:00 Agustín Sabio Vera [Universidad Autónoma de Madrid]


10:10 Valentina Avati [AGH University of Science and Technology]

              Latest TOTEM results and prospects in 2018

10:35 Per Grafstrom [University of Bologna]

              Dispersion relation and the TOTEM results at 13 TeV. Can we learn something?

11:00 Coffee

11:30 Evgenij Martynov [Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics]

              Froissaron-Maximal Odderon approach and evidence for Odderon in

           TOTEM experiment

11:55 Valery Khoze [IPPP, Durham University]

              Proton-proton scattering at 13 TeV


              Status of Odderon searches

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Tamas Csorgo [Wigner RCP Budapest and EKE KRC, Gyongyos, Hungary]

              Non-exponential behaviour in elastic scattering - a review

15:25 Alessio Tiberio [University of Florence and INFN]

              Very forward neutral particles production measured by the LHCf experiment

15:50 Carlos Merino [University of Santiago de Compostela]

              Rapidity dependence of hadroproduction of phi-mesons at LHC energies

16:15 Coffee

16:45 Hans Dembinski [Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics]

              Science case for recording proton-oxygen collisions during LHC RUN


              Challenges in soft physics


18:30 Reception at the IFT


Wednesday 21


10:00 Paul Richard Newman [University of Birmingham]

              AFP status

10:25 Deniz Sunar Cerci [Adiyaman University]

              Measurement of Very Forward Jets with CASTOR Detector at CMS

10:50 Dimitri Colferai [University of Florence]

              Study of Mueller-Navelet jet at LHC using BFKL + NLO

11:15 Coffee

11:45 Francesco G. Celiberto [IFT UAM-CSIC]

              Semi-hard processes in high-energy perturbative QCD

12:10 Timothy Raben [University of Kansas]

              Progress toward identifying BFKL effects in dijet processes

12:35 David Gordo [IFT UAM/CSIC]

              Probing high energy effects in multijet production

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Grigorios Chachamis [Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, IFT UAM/CSIC]

              Reggeon dynamics from a Monte Carlo perspective

15:25 Martin Hentschinski [Universidad de las Americas Puebla]

              Recent results in low x phenomenology and theory

15:50 Cyrille Marquet [Ecole Polytechnique and CNRS]

              Forward di-hadron back-to-back correlations in p+A collisions at RHIC

           and the LHC

16:15 Coffee


              BFKL and saturation in hadronic observables


20:30 Dinner in Restaurant ``La Chulapa de Alcalá" (


Thursday 22


10:00 Ronan McNulty [University College Dublin]

              Forward Physics results and plans at LHCb

10:25 Justin Andrew Williams [University of Kansas]

              Diphoton Analysis with CT-PPS

10:50 Christophe Royon [University of Kansas]

              Anomalous coupling and QCD studies at the LHC

11:15 Coffee

11:45 Vasiliki Mitsou [IFIC - CSIC and University of Valencia]

              MoEDAL results, current developments and future plans

12:10 Michal Deák [Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Krakow]

              Azimuthal and rapidity correlations of forward-central dijets in heavy

           ion collisions and TMD PDFs


              Different aspects of exclusive diffraction, anomalous couplings, BSM ...

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Colloquium by Stan Brodsky [SLAC - Stanford]

              Physics on the Light-Front and Novel QCD Phenomena

16:30 Coffee

20:00 Dinner in Restaurant ``Petit Comité" (


Friday 23


10:00 Stanley J. Brodsky [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford]

              Novel QCD Phenomena at high $x_F$

10:50 Pablo Guerrero [University of Granada]

              Ultra-forward particle production from CGC+Lund fragmentation

11:15 Coffee

11:45  Marta Luszczak [University of Rzeszow]

              Production of $W^+ W^-$ pairs via $\gamma^*\gamma^* \to W^+ W^-$  

           subprocess with photon transverse momenta

12:10 Per Grafstrom [University of Bologna]

              ALFA prospects

12:35 Frigyes Nemes [CERN]

              Elastic scattering and optics at the LHC

13:00  End of Workshop




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