We are pleased to invite you to the Low x workshop to be organized in Israel from the morning May 30th till the afternoon June 4th, 2013. The workshop will be held at two split locations: it will start at the campus of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, and continued in the King Solomon Hotel in the Red Sea resort town of Eilat. On June 1st, we plan to have an organized transfer of all workshop participants and accompanying persons to Eilat with an excursion to the Old City of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.
Conference webpage:

Scientific program:

The spirit of this series of meetings is to favor fruitful and informal discussions between experimentalists and theorists. Ample time will be given to discussions on new results, hot topics and exciting open problems of low-x physics and QCD at HERA, RHIC, TeVatron and LHC.

The workshop topics include but are not limited to:

  • Structure functions and QCD
  • Gluon saturation
  • LHC results on QCD
  • Heavy ion and proton-ion collisions
  • Diffraction
  • Hadronic final states
  • High-energy collisions at strong coupling
  • Photon-photon physics

We strive to have a top quality workshop with many presentations and discussions lead by the experts in the field. A limited number of talks will be given. We are encouraging other, less formal type of contributions, which help the discussions. If you want to propose a discussion topic, please, contact the organizers.


The formal registration will be opened via the workshop website. Given the complexity involved in the organization at two locations we encourage early registration. The conference registration will be closed at a date to be posted at the conference website.

Early registration fee is 340USD. Late registration will result in a fee raised to approximately 400USD. The fee covers the conference materials, lunches, coffee breaks, reception at the Weizmann Institute, conference dinner in Eilat, and one-way transfer to Eilat, including the excursion.  Fee for the accompanying persons is 170USD and it will cover the reception, conference dinner, and transfer/excursion to Eilat.


May 29th – June 1st: Rehovot, blocks of rooms have been reserved in the Leonardo Hotel (145USD/night for single room) near the Weizmann Institute.

June 1st – June 4th: Eilat, King's Solomon Hotel (150USD/night for single room) is a high standard hotel located at the Eilat's Marina area, few minute walk from the beachfront.

An extension of stay is possible from Sunday May 26 till Thursday June 6 for the prices listed for each location.


Rehovot is easily reachable (30-40mins) from the Ben Gurion International Airport by train, bus and taxi.

All the participants will have to have their own arrangement for return travel from Eilat. Eilat is a one-hour flight or about 5 hour bus ride from Tel-Aviv or from the Ben Gurion Airport. There are domestic flights from Ben Gurion airport operated by Arkia, El AL and Israir. Details will be posted on the website.

Visas: All visitors entering Israel are required to have a valid passport for at least six months from their arrival date, and for some countries a visa is required. Please, consult Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the visa issue.


We hope to be able to provide limited support in exceptional cases.

Organizing Committee:

Michael Lublinsky (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Alexander Milov (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Christophe Royon (CEA SACLAY, France)


International Advisory Committee:

Fernando Barreiro (Madrid)
Jochen Bartels (Hamburg)
Andrzej Bialas (Cracow)
Irinel Caprini (Bucharest)
Jiri Chyla (Prague)
Robin Devenish (Oxford)
Jorge Dias de Deus (Lisbon)
Roberto Fiore (Cosenza)
Konstantin Goulianos (New-York)
Edmond Iancu (Saclay)
Valery Khoze (Durham)
Christos Ktorides (Athens)
Peter Landshoff (Cambridge)
Uri Maor (Tel Aviv)
Alan Martin (Durham)
Carlos Merino (Compostel)
Pierre Van Mechelen (Antwerpen)
Al Mueller (New-York)
Risto Orava (Helsinki)
Alessandro Papa (Cosenza)
Robi Peschanski (Saclay)
Fotis Ptochos (Cyprus)
Albert de Roeck (CERN)
Christophe Royon (Saclay)
Eddi de Wolf (Antwerpen)

Eilat and surroundings

City of Eilat is a well known resort located on the shores of the Gulf of Eilat which connects Israel to the Red Sea and further down to the Indian Ocean. It commands spectacular desert and mountain views, offering a unique combination of touristic attractions based on sea, desert and mountains.
In recent years Eilat has been the site of several large international conferences held in Israel, such as PANIC 2008 and Hard Probes 2010.