CSQCD IX: From RHIC to Astrophysics, Probing the Quark-Gluon Plasma
CSQCD has brought together, for over 20 years, QCD physicists (working on phases of quark matter) and astrophysicists working on compact stars. Over the last two decades, the two communities learned from each other and collaborated on novel theoretical and experimental avenues to explore the QCD phase diagram. The Banff meeting will focus on recent explorations of the quark-gluon phase using colliders (e.g. RHIC and LHC) and on the renewed interest in neutron and quark matter in astrophysics, particularly in the gravitational wave era.