The field of nuclear dynamics has evolved tremendously over the course of the 15 years of this workshop series. The workshop presently spans a very broad range of research interests. These include the development of concepts that will form the foundation of research for the quark-gluon plasma as well as current studies of very hot and dense baryonic matter through the measurement of pions, strange particles, dileptons, baryons and antimatter. The investigation of the decay of extremely hot nuclear systems blossomed with the dramatic observation of multifragmentation of heavy systems and detailed studies of the temporal and spatial extent of the system emitting fragments at a wide range of excitation energies. This also includes a continuing search for the liquid-gas phase transition in nuclear matter. An entirely new field of inquiry has begun with the advent of reaction studies with radioactive beams.
This international workshop, attended by theorists and experimentalists from 20 institutions and 6 countries, continues to provide the opportunity for cross-fertilization between researchers involved in the broad range of research in nuclear dynamics as well as stimulating the interaction between experimentalists and theorists. The present status of research in the vigorous field of nuclear dynamics is reviewed.
Nuclear Disassembly Mechanisms in Symmetric Entrance Channel Heavy-Ion Collisions at Intermediate Energies, B Llope; Status Report of the Atlas Electron-Positron Experiment (APEX), M Rhein; New Results from Au-Au Interactions AGS, S Steadman; Freeze-out and Hadronization, L Csernai; Strangeness in NA36 - QGP or Reinteractions?, I Sakrejda; Characterizing Fragment Emission in Intermediate Energy Heavy-ion Reactions, P DeSouza; The STAR Experiment at RHIC, J Marx; Is There Flow at the AGS?, J Wessels; Heavy-Ion Reaction Measurements with the EOS TPC, H Wieman; Fragment Production and Collective Effects in Central Au on Au Collisions, T Wienold; Fragmentation of Colliding Drops, A Menchaca-Rocha.