• Extraction of QGP transport coefficients from new high-precision theoretical calculations and experimental measurements of the production of open and closed heavy flavour (HF) quarks (charm and beauty) in A-A collisions at the LHC. Accurate measurements of total c-cbar, b-bbar cross sections in p-p, p-A and A-A collisions. Development of a new data-theory interface (with a Rivet-like standard format) to compare event-byevent experimental results to MC predictions.

  • NLOAccess gives access to automated tools generating scientific codes allowing anyone to evaluate observables-such as production rates or kinematical properties - of scatterings involving hadrons.

  • 3DPartons gives access to open-source code necessary for high precision phenomenology in the field of 3D hadron structure, with a specific emphasis on generalized parton distributions (GPDs) and transverse momentum dependent parton distributions (TMDs).

  • The complexity of the STRONG-2020 Integrating Activity requires specific management structures and a dedicated highly-skilled team. MAN takes in charge the effective management, the steering of the whole project and the monitoring of the progress of all Work Packages including the planned scientific activities, industrial developments and applications as well as society issues. The management team ensures the contractual and administrative implementation. It oversees the use of resources and prepares Periodic and Final Reports.

  • The main aim of the DISCO WP is to promote and realize efficient and targeted dissemination, exploitation of results and communication activities resulting from the dedicated research and transnational activities performed within the project, in order to raise the awareness about their importance, to promptly inform the various communities on the obtained results and to enhance the future financing opportunities targeting the self-sustainability of the involved community, with special care on sex and gender dimension. DISCO is a transversal and integrated activity, which involves all the other WPs of the project. The objective is to promote and realize dissemination and communication of the results coming from the project, with special focus on the involved research infrastructures, toward: - The scientific community of specialists in hadron physics: aiming to present the main results coming from the project activities, the research infrastructures dedicated to the strong interaction studies and the working opportunities both within the researchers community involved in the project, inter-WPs, contributing to cross-fertilization and birth of new ideas, as well as to those researchers who are not directly involved in the project in order to look for new collaborations and scientific opportunities. - The wider scientific community: aiming to present the main results coming from the project activities and the research infrastructures to those researchers who are not directly involved in research in strong interaction physics. - The general public, industry representatives and policy makers: aiming to present the main results coming from the project activities and the research infrastructures to the general public, policy makers, industry representatives, students, children, to raise the awareness about this type of research and related infrastructures, to promote a new generation of scientists and enhance future financing opportunities

  • The cooler synchrotron and storage ring COSY has a race track design with a circumference of 184 m.It delivers polarized and unpolarized proton and deuteron beams in the momentum range from 300 MeV/c up to 3.7 GeV/c.

  • The Mainz Microtron MAMI research infrastructure is a continuous wave electron accelerator, operated by the Institute for Nuclear Physics of the University of Mainz (Germany). It consists of the actual accelerator and major experimental equipment described below. The accelerator consists of two sources for unpolarised and polarised electrons, followed by an injection linac, three consecutive race-track-microtrons and a harmonic double-sided microtron (HDSM) providing a maximum beam energy of 1604 MeV.

  • The Frascati National Laboratories (LNF), founded in 1955, are the oldest and biggest laboratory of INFN, the Italian agency devoted to fundamental research in nuclear and subnuclear physics and astrophysics. Presently LNF hosts DAΦNE, a high luminosity e+e- collider at 1 GeV c.m. energy (-factory). DAΦNE is a double ring collider of electrons and positrons with 510 MeV energy per beam.

  • The FTD-ELSA represents a unique combination of infrastructures for hadron physics research and detector development, and includes:

    • the FTD research building with high-grade laboratory space and dedicated instrumentation,
    • the 3.2 GeV electron accelerator ELSA, hosting two hadron physics experiments and a detector test beamline,
    • the Bonn Isochronous Cyclotron, offering 14 MeV/nucleon ion beams mainly for material irradiation.
  • GSI operates an accelerator complex, which consists of the linear accelerator UNILAC, the heavy-ion synchrotron SIS18, and the experimental storage-cooler ring ESR. Ions ranging from hydrogen to uraniumcan be accelerated up to momenta given by the maximum rigidity, 18 Tm, of the SIS.

  • The European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*) in Trento (Italy) offers a unique combination of projects in high-level scientific exchange, dedicated research and advanced training to the international community working in the broad area of Hadronic and Nuclear Physics..

  • CERN is a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Established in 1954, the organization is located by the Swiss-French border near Geneva and is funded by 22 member states. The lab has 2,500 scientific, technical, and administrative staff members, and hosts about 12,000 world-wide users per year.