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The City of Oakland

City of Oakland

Quark Matter 2004 will be held in Oakland, California. Oakland has many attractions and is centrally located in the Bay Area. Berkeley is right next door. San Francisco is just a few minutes away by a BART train or a short trip by ferry. There is easy BART access to the conference hotel from either San Francisco or Oakland Airport.

Quark Matter 2004 - First Announcement

The Seventeenth International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions (Quark Matter 2004) will take place at Oakland, California on January 11 - 17, 2004. The location of the conference will be at the Oakland Marriott City Center in downtown Oakland. The conference will include a one day symposium for students on January 11, five days of conference talks, and an option for a half day excursion.

The scientific program of the conference will include the following topics:

  • New Results from p+p, p(d)+A and A+A Collisions
  • Nuclear Stopping and Collective Transverse Dynamics
  • Jets, Jet Correlations, and Jet Quenching
  • Hadron Correlations and Fluctuations
  • Strangeness and Heavy Flavor Production
  • QCD at High Temperature and Density
  • Astrophysical Aspects of Quark Matter
  • New Theoretical Developments
  • Future Experiments and Facilities

Registration and Future Announcements

Registration at our website will be available in June 2003, and will be announced in a future mailing. In order to receive future announcements, please go to our website and fill out the brief online pre-registration form:

Hotel Accommodations

The conference hotel is the Oakland Marriott City Center, situated within the Conference Center Complex. The conference center is contains a BART stop and is easily accessible by public transit. The rates are $126.00 for single or double occupancy. Information on alternate hotels near by will be available on the web page. Currently, you can make your reservations by contacting the Marriott Hotel at +1-800-991-7249 between 6:00 am and 11:00 pm PST, or make your reservations online by visiting our hotel web site. Be sure to reference Quark Matter 2004 when making reservations!

About Oakland

Oakland offers world-class arts and entertainment, top-flight restaurants as well as several museums and historic sites. Oakland itself is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area with good public transportation available. Other tourist attractions, such as the city of San Francisco, the California wine country and the central California Coast are within easy reach. The weather in the Bay Area in January is unpredictable. Be prepared to encounter sunny weather in the 70 Fahrenheit (20 C) degree range, extended rain showers, or clear days with temperatures just above freezing.


There will be support for a limited number of students. Applications should be made via the registration web link. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in the pre-conference student program on January 11, 2004.

Visa Information

It can be very time consuming for participants from some countries to obtain proper travel papers. Please keep in mind that the visa application process could take up to six months in extreme cases. Apply early! If you need advice or assistance, please contact Lorri StClaire at [email protected]. The conference will provide supporting documentation for visa applications upon request.

Conference Staff

Anna Smith
Lorri StClaire
Conference Coordinator
Conference Secretary
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
One Cyclotron Road
MS 70R319
Berkeley, CA 94720-8169 USA
Phone: +1-510-486-7493
Fax: +1-510-486-4818

Important Dates

Preregistration Questionnaire Due June 1, 2003
Early Registration Begins ($500.00) July 1, 2003
Second Announcement July 1, 2003
Fellowship Application Available Online August 1, 2003
Abstract Submission Available August 1, 2003
Abstract Submission Deadline September 1, 2003
Late Registration Begins ($550.00) October 1, 2003
Third Announcement October 1, 2003
Hotel Reservation Deadline December 26, 2003
On-Site Registration ($600) January 11 - 17, 2004