The 11th International Conference on Hypernuclear and Strange Particle Physics (HYP2012) will take place in Barcelona (Spain) from Monday October 1st through Friday October 5th 2012.

The HYP conference brings together theoreticians and experimentalists working on the physics of hadron processes and bound nuclear systems containing strangeness. This area of research covers a broad variety of topics, including the physics of Λ hypernuclei, multistrange systems, kaonic nuclear clusters or the role of strangeness in extreme forms of matter. Over the years, the conference has always been open to including new and challenging problems, extending its frontiers to emerging subfields in nuclear and particle physics.   

This will be the eleventh in the series of conferences, held periodically every three years, following the successful HYP-X of Tokai (Japan) in 2009. The HYP2012 conference, hosted by the Nuclear Theory group of the Departament d'Estructura I Constituents de la Matèria of the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Institut de Ciències del Cosmos (ICC), will include plenary and contributed talks, as well as poster sessions, all of them taking place in the main auditorium and auxiliary rooms of the Cosmocaixa, Science Museum of Barcelona. The location will allow visitors to combine the joy of physics with the broad cultural and artistic offer of the city, the magnificent architectural heritage of Gaudí, as well as the pleasant mediterranean weather and food.

Topics include:

Production, structure and decay of hypernuclei

Multistrange systems

Production of strangeness

Interactions of mesons and baryons with strangeness

Strangeness in hadron structure

Kaonic nuclear systems and strange mesons in nuclei

Strangeness in astrophysics and in extreme forms of matter

Baryonic heavy flavour systems

Present and future facilities



A JSPS core-to-core post-symposium dedicated to hypernuclear spectroscopy and decay will be held in the same Conference venue (Cosmocaixa), during October 5 (afternoon) and October 6. More details can be found here.



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Institut de Cičncies del Cosmos  

Universitat de Barcelona  


Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya  

Generalitat de Catalunya  

Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia




EU-Seventh Framework Program