CRC Workshop - Amplitudes for Three-Body Final States

Three-body hadronic decays of heavy mesons and the tau lepton are important tools for studying both meson-meson strong interactions and weak dynamics in a wide energy range, from pi-pi threshold up to the B-meson mass around 5 GeV. With the recent increase of experimental precision achieved by LHCb, BESIII, COMPASS, and in the near future by the Belle II experiment, data require more refined theory-based amplitudes in order to interpret the underlying dynamics. In this context, our workshop will join theorists and experimentalists in order to discuss different issues concerning final-state interactions in amplitude analyses in three-body decays of hadrons and leptons. The format of the workshop is meant to offer a fruitful environment for discussions and exchanging issues and developments among experimentalists and theorists. We want to favor the interplay between both sides in order to arrive at productive conclusions.

For more information, details and registration see the webpage


General meeting of the CRC at Peking University

The first general meeting of the CRC 110 in the second funding period took place in

the School of Physics at Peking University from August 29 to 31, 2017. The meeting consisted of short review talks about the scientific and the outreach projects by the German PIs (with the a few exceptions) complemented by talks from Chinese students and Post-Docs, that gave more details about certain subprojects. All except 3 German PIs and all Chinese PIs took part in the meeting, in total, there were 105 participants [photo]. This early meeting served to get to know each other better and to start or deepen the sino-german collaboration. In addition, 6 Chinese reviewers and two high-level persons from the NSFC were present. Altogether, the meeting left a very positive impression as already quite a number of interesting results have been obtained after just 13 months of the second funding period. For details, see the webage


CRC Workshop on Nuclear Dynamics and Threshold Phenomena

The CRC Workshop on Nuclear Dynamics and Threshold Phenomena will take place in Bochum, April 5-7, 2017.

For more information, details and registration see the webpage.

Workshop on Partial Wave Analyses and Advanced Tools for Hadron Spectroscopy (PWA9/ATHOS4)

The workshop on Partial Wave Analyses and Advanced Tools for Hadron Spectroscopy
(PWA9/ATHOS4) will take place in Bad Honnef near Bonn (Germany) from March 13 to 17, 2017. The web site of the workshop is now open at:

JOINT FGZ-PH Summer School on Methods of Effective Field Theory & Lattice Field Theory

The JOINT FGZ-PH Summer School on Methods of Effective Field Theory & Lattice Field Theory will take place in Garching, Forschungszentrum, June 26 to July 7, 2017.

For more informatin, details and registration we refer to the webpage.

Quarkonium 2017

The 12th International Workshop on Heavy Quarkonium will take place in Beijing, China, Peking University, November 6-10, 2017.

For more information, details and registration we refer to the workshop webpage.

Symposium "Advances in Effective Field Theories"

At the symposium "Advances in Effective Field Theories", that took place at the Forschungszentrum Jülich from November 7 to 9, 2016, the world's leading experts on effective field theories in the areas of hadronic and nuclear physics presented their research. This also served as a CRC meeting in these areas. A special focus of the symposium was on the numerous contributions Prof. Ulf-G. Meißner has made to these fields. He was awarded the Lise Meitner Prize earlier this year. On the second day of the symposium Prof. Meißner received the medallion and  diploma associated with the prize.

Bethe Workshop 2015 Challenges in Strong Interaction Physics

We are happy to organize this year’s Bethe Center Workshop from September 29th to October 2nd, 2015, in the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany. The topic will be Challenges in Strong Interaction Physics with foci on nuclear and hadron physics. The four workshop days will have the following themes (preliminary):

  • Non-perturbative Hadron-Hadron Interactions: few-particle systems
  • Strongly interacting many-body systems
  • Hadronic transitions form factors and (g-2)
  • Hunting for physics beyond the SM

There will be three topical sessions each day. Further information and updates on the program can be found here.

Local Organising Committee
Christoph Hanhart, Ulf-G. Meißner, Bastian Kubis, Evgeny Epelbaum, Hans-Werner Hammer, Carsten Urbach

Meeting in Jinan

The "International Workshop on QCD Exotics" was held in Jinan, China, on 8-12 June, 2015. The meeting was hosted by Shandong University and jointly organized by the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shandong University, and by members of CRC 110.

Quarkonium 2014

The International Workshop on Heavy Quarkonium 2014 took place at  CERN, on November 10-14 2014.

More information, details and talks can be found <here>

CRC 110 workshop, Weihai, China

This years CRC collaboration meeting took place in Weihai, China, from July 25th to July 29th. The programme of the meeting can be found on the meeting webpage.


Mini-Workshop on B -> pi pi Semileptonic

A one-day mini-workshop on B -> pi pi l nu decays with talks on the experimental status as well as various theoretical methods, and ample discussions on future collaborations between the members of the CRC and external guests took place at the HISKP on February 21 th, 2014.

The talks can be found here


Micro-Workshop on Strangeness and related topics

A two day workshop on issues related to strangeness in hadrons and nuclei took place at the ECT* in Trento on December 5th and 6th. The program consisted of five overview talks and one panel discussion on open issues in hyper-nuclear physics. The talks can be found on this page.

Micro-Workshop Lattice QCD

A two day workshop on Lattice QCD was held from 23rd of July until 24th of July in Bonn. This workshop gave the scientists of the CRC110 from lattice QCD and related areas the possibility to discuss the progress of their work and to strengthen the collaboration. The details of the programme are available on this page.

Workshop on Threshold Phenomena

A two day workshop on threshold phenomena was held on April 27-28 at IHEP in Beijing. It brought together young and experienced researchers in the field and allowed the participants to exchange ideas, discuss details of different theoretical methods, identify key issues in the study of hadron physics. Related projects are A.1, A.2, A.3, A.5, B.2, B.3, B.4 and B.5.

Quarkonium 2013

The 9th International Workshop on Heavy Quarkonium 2013 will take place at IHEP, Beijing, P. R. China from 22 - 26 April 2013. It is coorganised by members of the CRC110.

Micro-Workshop on Strangeness and Nuclear Physics

A workshop on strangeness and nuclear physics (mostly projects B.5 and B.7) took place at TU-München from October 25th to October 26th, 2012. The agenda of the workshop is available as a PDF file. The PDFs of the talks can be found on the workshops page.

First CRC meeting at KITPC

The first CRC meeting took place place at the Kavli institute for Theoretical Physics (KITPC) from July 2nd to July 6th as part of the program "From nucleon structure to nuclear structure and compact astrophysical objects". The program schedule and the list of speakers and talks can be found at the webpage of the KITPC.