5th International Conference on Hyperons, Charm and Beauty Hadrons (BEACH2002)

June 25-29, 2002 - University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada


The Fifth International Conference on Hyperons, Charm and Beauty Hadrons will be held at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver Canada from June 25-29, 2002. This is the fifth in a series of Particle Physics meetings which started in 1995 in Strasbourg, France. With the great interest in heavy flavour physics and hyperons, it was desirable to organize a bi-annual meeting at which the community of High Energy Physicists, both experimentalists and theorists, could get together, interact and discuss topical issues at a 4 day conference. This conference is now an established meeting, with only plenary sessions, held every 2 years. The past 3 meetings have each attracted between 110-150 participants and were deemed successful by participants.

The next conference will take place on the beautiful University of British Columbia campus in the Pacific Northwest, overlooking English Bay and Vancouver's North Shore Coastal mountains. We anticipate 130-150 participants in Vancouver in 2002. The conference format will be 4 1/2 days of plenary talks. There will be a a half day off midweek, with an organized excursion up the Grouse Mountain Skyride, the Capilano River Canyon Suspension Bridge, and a Paddlewheeler cruise on English Bay, or a half day free to either visit some of Vancouver's sights or for physics discussions with colleagues.

Conference registration will open Monday evening June 24. The deadline for early registration is May 15, 2002. Accommodations on campus and a limited number of rooms downtown have been reserved at special conference rates.

An opening Reception will be held Tuesday evening at the Sage Bistro on the UBC Campus, and the Conference Banquet will be a Salmon BBQ at the Museum of Anthropology on Friday evening.


The Conference brings together experimentalists and theorists in reviewing and analyzing the latest results in heavy flavour and hyperon physics. Traditionally, this Conference consists of plenary sessions only, and this tradition will be followed in Vancouver in 2002. Presentations and discussions will be subdivided into the following categories:

In summary, the Conference is an open-minded meeting with theorists and experimentalists presenting and discussing latest results and preparing strategies for future experiments to be conducted forthcoming accelerators and experimental facilities. A balance between theoretical and experimental talks will be pursued. Our scientific policy aims to a broad range of physics topics and we encourage all members of the high-energy community, from graduate students to senior researchers, to participate in the Conference by making a presentation, attending the sessions, and exchanging ideas with colleagues.

A non-exhaustive list of topics follows:

Talks will typically be classified as review talks (20-30 minutes) and short contributions (10-20 minutes). We have aimed to create an informal atmosphere among participants, with plenty of opportunity for discussions and forming contacts. A high profile keynote speaker will close the conference.


The proceedings of this conference will be published in Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements) and will be peer-reviewed. Traditionally, publication of the proceedings has been rapid and the publisher is guaranteeing publication by April 1, 2003 for the Vancouver conference. A volume of the proceedings will be provided to every participant, with the cost included in the registration fee.


The conference banquet will be UBC's "Salmon BBQ on the Cliffs above the Beach at Sunset" banquet at the Museum of Anthropology on campus. The facility is great, its outdoor area is on the cliffs above the beach, overlooking the North Shore Coastal Mountains. The Museum will be open all evening for participants to tour. The Museum has an exceptional Northwest Coastal First Nations collection: impressive artwork, totem poles and historical artifacts of the aboriginal peoples of the Pacific Northwest.


Computer terminals will be available in the Physics and Astronomy Department.


This conference has traditionally covered local expenses for a few delegates from developing nations. A limited number of developing nation delegates will be sponsored at BEACH 2002. Application information will be available online.


Registration is available online. Early registration (by May 15, 2002) is Cdn $410 (approximately US$ 260) while registration after May 15 will be Cdn$ 460 (approximately US$ 290). Canada's Institute of Particle Physics is generously subsidizing graduate student registrations, so that the first 20 graduate students will register for half price, Cdn$205 (approximately US$ 130).



Janis McKenna, University of British Columbia (Chair)
Tom Mattison, University of British Columbia
John Ng, TRIUMF & University of British Columbia
Marco Bozzo, University of Genoa & INFN Genoa
Calvin Kalman, Concordia University
Zoltan Ligeti, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Miguel Angel Sanchis-Lozano, Universitat de Valencia & IFIC Valencia
Paul Singer, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology


Guido Altarelli, CERN, Roma III
Karl Berkelman, Cornell, Ithaca
Stan Brodsky, SLAC, Stanford University
Joel Butler, Fermilab, Chicago
Carlo Caso, University of Genoa & INFN Genoa
Rosanna Cester University of Torino, INFN Torino
Pierre Extermann, Universit de Genve
Antonio Ferrer, IFIC, Valencia
David Hitlin, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Calvin Kalman, (Chair) Concordia University, Montreal
Laurence Littenberg, BNL, New York
Chris Quigg, Fermilab, Chicago
Gigi Rolandi, CERN, Geneva
Patrick Roudeau, Paris-Sud, Orsay
Marjorie Shapiro, UC Berkeley, LBNL
Hans Wolfgang Siebert, University of Heidelberg
Teodor Siemiarczuk, Institute for Nuclear Physics, Warsaw
Pekka Sinervo, University of Toronto
Hirotaka Sugawara, KEK, Japan
Albrecht Wagner, DESY, Hamburg
David Websdale, Imperial College, London