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Welcome to Hadron 2015   


Hadron Physics has drawn great interests from the Chinese nuclear and high-energy physics communities and has been one of the main physics goals at the major facilities (BESIII@IHEP, CEE/HIAF@IMP, ...) in China. At the same time, the Chinese collaborations are playing increasingly important roles at the international hadron physics facilities (Jefferson Lab, RHIC, FAIR, J-PARC, ...), in particular, at the 12 GeV energy upgraded Jefferson Lab in US, which will provide a broad range of opportunities for frontier research in hadronic physics. Furthermore, Electron-Ion Colliders (EIC) have been proposed in US and in Europe as the next generation of QCD frontier. In China, an EIC@HIAF facility has recently been proposed by the Institute of Modern Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to provide a powerful precision microscope for hadron physics study. In light of these new developments, the 7th workshop will be held at the Duke Kunshan University (DKU), located in the city of Kunshan in Jiangsu province, China during August 3-7, 2015, to discuss the current status, to promote further development of hadron physics in China and to further enhance the collaboration between the Chinese and the international hadron physics community.

This workshop follows its series previously held in Lanzhou (2014), Huangshan (2013), Beijing (2012), Weihai (2011), Beijing (2010), and Lanzhou (2009).

This workshop will be co-hosted by Duke Kunshan University and Shanhai Jiao Tong University and co-chaired by Jian-Ping Chen (Jefferson Lab), Haiyan Gao (Duke University and Duke Kunshan University), and Xiangdong Ji (University of Maryland and Shanghai Jiao Tong University).