XIIIth Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum      1-6 August 2018

First Circular

We are pleased to announce the thirteenth edition of the "Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum" conference which will take place in Maynooth, Ireland, 1-6 August 2018.

Conference web site

The conference web site is http://indico.cern.ch/e/confxiii.
The information will be continuously updated.

Scientific Topics

The conference focuses on QCD with the aim to explore all aspects of strongly interacting systems and provides a forum enhancing the exchange among theorists and experimentalists as well as among different related fields covered by the following sections.

Details on the scientific sessions and their corresponding conveners can be found on the conference web page.

Important Dates

Abstract submission opening:2 January 2018
Abstract submission deadline:1 June 2018
Abstract submission acceptance notification:15 June 2018
Registration opening:2 January 2018
Deadline for paying reduced registration fees:20 June 2018
Registration deadline:20 July 2018

Registration and Conference Fee

Registration for the conference will be possible through the conference web site starting on 2 January, 2018. Full details on the conference fees and payments will be given in the next announcement.

Support for young participants

There is some financial support to facilitate the participation of students and young postdocs. Further details will be made available on the web site.


We have reserved accommodation for conference delegates on the Maynooth University campus. These can be booked at the time of registration. We have also negotiated prices for a limited number of rooms in nearby hotels. Further details about this and other accommodation options will be provided in the second circular.

About Maynooth

Situated 25 km west of Dublin, Maynooth was historically the seat of the Earl of Kildare and Duke of Leinster. Maynooth Castle, dating from the 12th century, lies just outside the gates of the University. St Patrick's College Maynooth was founded in 1795 as a seminary and later a pontifical university. The National University of Ireland, Maynooth became an independent university in 1997 and is today Ireland's fastest growing university.


Maynooth is just 40 minutes by car from Dublin Airport, which is well connected with flights from more than 130 destinations operated by 40 airlines, including over 1600 flights from Europe and 120 flights from North America every week. There is an hourly shuttlebus from Dublin Airport to Maynooth. Maynooth is also well connected with a regular commuter and intercity train service as well as bus services to Dublin. Detailed travel information can be found on the conference website.

Visa information

Information about visa requirements for travel to Ireland can be found on the following web page: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Irish%20Visa%20Information

The full list of countries requiring a visa is at http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/visa-required-countries

Citizens of the EU, EEA, Switzerland, most countries in America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea do not require a visa to enter Ireland. Citizens of other countries may require a visa; please check the web pages above.

Letters of invitation for visa purposes will be available upon request for registered conference participants.

Please address requests to confxiii@thphys.nuim.ie

The Organizing Committee