2018 Winter School and Workshop
January 3 - 7, 2018

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California
Building 54, Perseverance Hall

Aaron Angerami, LLNL
Peter Jacobs, LBNL
Abhijit Majumder, WSU
Ron Soltz, LLNL
Xin-Nian Wang, LBNL

The JETSCAPE collaboration is an NSF-funded multi-institutional project to create new event generators to simulate the physics of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The JETSCAPE collaboration includes theoretical and experimental physicists, computer scientists, and statisticians, and has associate members in both theory and experiment. 

The first JETSCAPE Winter School and Workshop will take place at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, January 3-7, 2018. The Winter School will be held January 3 through the
morning of January 5, followed by the Workshop from the afternoon of January 5  through January 7.

The Winter School is aimed at PhD students and postdocs, in both theory and experiment. The focus of the Winter School is on the implementation of jet quenching and hydrodynamic calculations in the JETSCAPE framework that is currently under development, and its application to experimental data. The Winter School will consist of lectures on theoretical and experimental aspects of jets and jet quenching, together with extensive hands-on practical sessions working with the JETSCAPE code. Attendance at the school is by application, and the number of attendees will be limited. Financial support to attend the school is available for PhD students and postdocs.

The goal of the following Workshop is to gather leading experts working on Monte Carlo event generators, to discuss outstanding issues related to the design, implementation, and validation of the physics processes of jet production and jet quenching, including comparison with experimental data. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to the implementation of various approaches within the JETSCAPE framework.