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The 21st International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy and Structure (HADRON 2025)

Dear Colleagues,

This is the first announcement for the 21st International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy and Structure (HADRON 2025), organized by the Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University. 

Place: Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University, Japan
Date: March 27 - 31, 2025 (the best season for cherry blossoms in Osaka)

Contact: hadron2025_at_rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp   (replace _at_ by @)

Brief Overview:

This series of conferences started in 1985 in Maryland, USA. It brings together experimentalists and theorists every other year to review the status and progress in hadron spectroscopy, structure and related topics and to exchange ideas for future explorations. 

The main physics topics of this conference include:

        • Meson spectroscopy
        • Baryon spectroscopy
        • Exotic hadrons and candidates
        • Decays, production, and interactions
        • Structure functions
        • Hadrons in hot and nuclear environment
        • Nucleus with strange, charm and bottom flavors
        • Hadrons for physics beyond the standard model
        • Theoretical methods and analysis tools
        • New facilities
        • Applications and social contributions of hadron physics

We also plan to hold the satellite workshop "Hadron in Nucleus 2025 (HIN25)"(*: below): 

Date:  April 2 - 4, 2025 (also the best for cherry blossoms in Kyoto)
Place: Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


Local Organizers

Contact: hadron2025_at_rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp   (replace _at_ by @)

Local Organizers:

Takashi Nakano (Co-chair, RCNP)
Atsushi Hosaka (Co-chair, RCNP/ASRC,JAEA)
Tomoaki Hotta (RCNP)
Tetsuo Hyodo (TMU, Tokyo)
Yoichi Ikeda (CiDER, Osaka)
Noriyoshi Ishii (RCNP)
Takatsugu Ishikawa (RCNP)
Keigo Mizutani (RCNP)
Hideko Nagahiro (Nara Women's U/RCNP)
Megumi Naruki (Kyoto)
Hiroyuki Noumi (RCNP/IPNS,KEK)
Sun-Yung Ryu(RCNP)
Kotaro Shirotori(RCNP)
Ken Suzuki (RCNP)
Hajime Togashi (Daegu, Korea)

International Advisory Committee:

Annalisa D'Angelo (Rome)
Paul Eugenio (Florida State)
Yuan-Ning Gao (Peking)
Feng-Kun Guo (ITP)
Atsushi Hosaka (RCNP)
Peters Klaus (GSI)
Weihong Liang (Guangxi Normal)
Ulf-G. Meissner (Bonn)
Wally Melnitchouk (JLab)
Mikihiko Nakao (KEK)
Eulogio Oset (Valencia)
Craig Roberts (Nanjing)
Elena Santopinto (Genova)
Xiaoyan Shen (IHEP)
Adam Szczepaniak (Indiana)
Ulrike Thoma (Bonn)
Anthony Thomas (Adelaide)


(*) HIN25:
The International workshop on 'Hadron in Nucleus 2025 (HIN25)' will be held at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan on April 2nd to 4th, 2025, as a satellite workshop of the Hadron2025 in Osaka University.  The HIN25 workshop focuses on recent experimental and theoretical developments for investigating hadrons in a nucleus and their in-medium properties to understand the non-perturbative domain of the fundamental theory of the strong interaction, Quantum Chromodynamics.

Contact: hin25@ml.riken.jp


The previous conference/workshop site:

HADRON2023: https://agenda.infn.it/event/33110/

HIN :  https://www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~hin2020/