The Institute of Theoretical Physics

Forward Physics and Diffraction


Tuesday 21


11:00 Registration and Coffee

11:30 Agustín Sabio Vera [Universidad Autónoma de Madrid ]


11:35 Christophe Royon [Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep.]

              Introduction to the workshop

11:50 Alice Valkarova [Charles University]

              Diffraction at HERA

12:30 Konstantin Goulianos [Rockefeller University]

              RENORM Diffractive Predictions Extended to Higher LHC and Future

           Accelerator Energies

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Marta Luszczak [University of Rzeszow]

              Diffractive production of open charm and bottom mesons at the LHC

15:30 Roman Pasechnik [Affiliation]

              Forward central correlations in quarkonia production

16:00 Coffee

16:30 Ksenia Shchelina [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University]

              Summary of the inclusive diffraction chapter

17:10 Discussion on pomeron structure, medium lumi program


18:00 Reception at the IFT


Wednesday 22


10:00 Tim Martin [University of Warwick]

              Summary of the Soft Diffraction and Total cross section chapter

10:40 Jacques Francis Soffer [Temple University]

              Impact picture for near-forward elastic scattering up to LHC energies

11:10 Coffee

11:40 Per Grafstrom [Universita e INFN, Bologna]

              Total cross section measurements

12:20 Uri Maor [Tel Aviv University]

              Diffraction As A Saturation Signature

13:00 Lucian Harland-Lang [University College London]

              Superchic 2: a new Monte Carlo for central exclusive production

13:30 Lunch

15:20 Annabelle Julia Chuinard [McGill University]

              Testing Pomeron flavour symmetry with diffractive W charge asymmetry

15:50 Joachim Baechler [CERN]

              Summary of the detector chapter

16:30 Coffee

17:00 Akiba Kazuyoshi [Affiliation]

              Herschel, the forward shower counters at LHCb

17:30 Valentina Avati [AGH University of Science and Technology]

              Background and running plans

18:00  Discussion on low lumi program, total cross section…


20:30 Dinner in Restaurant ``El 18"

          (30 euros,



Thursday 23


10:00 José Daniel Madrigal [Saclay]

              Resumming Double Logarithms in the Balitsky-Kovchegov Equation

10:30 Dimitri Colferai [Firenze]

              Forward jets at LHC: matching BFKL with NLO

11:00 Coffee

11:30 Bertrand Ducloue [Affiliation]

              High-energy resummation effects in Mueller-Navelet jets production at the LHC

12:00 Krzysztof Kutak [Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej Polskiej Akademii Nauk]

              Hard scale dependent gluon density, saturation and forward-forward dijet    

           production at LHC

12:30 Grigorios Chachamis [IFT UAM/CSIC, Madrid]


13:00 Lunch

15:00 Lucian Harland-Lang [University College London]

              Summary of the exclusive diffraction chapter

15:40 Christophe Royon [Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep.]

              Anomalous coupling studies

16:10 Coffee

16:40 Marta Luszczak [University of Rzeszow]

              WW cross section contributions

17:10 Discussion on exclusive processes, high lumi program


20:30 Dinner in Restaurant ``Las armonias de palacio"

          (25 euros,


Friday 24


10:00 Jochen Bartels [Hamburg University]

              Summary of the BFKL and saturation chapter

10:40 Takashi Sako [Nagoya University]

              LHCf: Results and plan for Run II

11:10 Coffee

11:30 Tanguy Pierog [KIT]

              Summary of the cosmic ray, multiplicity and particle specter chapter

12:10 Leszek Motyka [Affiliation]

              Twist analysis of the forward Drell-Yan process

12:40 Beatrice Murdaca [Affiliation]

              BFKL vs DGLAP in Mueller-Navelet jets at LHC

13:10 Lunch

15:00 Daniel Johnson [CERN]

              Exclusive production at LHCb: recent results and prospects for Run-II

15:30 Ronan Mcnulty [University College Dublin]

              Status of CEP and plans for run II

16:00 Coffee

16:30 Javier L Albacete [Universidad de Granada]


17:00 Discussion: yellow report, follow up of LHC Forward Physics WG

17:40  End of Workshop




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