11 - 15 December, 2023


The "International Workshop on Heavy Quark Physics" is a joint activity of the National Centre for Physics (NCP), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), Beijing, China. We are pleased to announce the 5th workshop of this series, which will be held in the period December 11 - 15, 2023, at the NCP, Islamabad.

Precision heavy flavor physics, being carried out with the help of a number of experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and the high luminosity electron-positron colliders at KEK, and IHEP, will be the main focus of this workshop. Recent progress in the underlying theory will be reviewed, providing stringent tests of the standard model (SM) of particle physics and in searching for physics beyond the SM. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following: inclusive and exclusive heavy meson and baryon decays, higher-order quantum corrections, neutral meson mixing, CP violation, CKM matrix elements, heavy quark production, and physics of the multiquark states. In addition, selected aspects of the Quark-Gluon Plasma, being studied in heavy ion collisions will also be reviewed.

The research interest in heavy quark physics is grown progressively over the last few years in Pakistan and presently we have a sizable research community working at NCP and different universities of Pakistan. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage young Pakistani researchers and to facilitate them to build international collaborations. In this context, we plan to have 3/4 lectures on each of these topics. Detailed information can be found on the activity website: http://www.ncp.edu.pk/iwhqp-2021.php


Ishaq Ahmad (NCP, Pakistan) Prof. Ahmed Ali (DESY, Germany) Cai-Dian Lu (IHEP, China)

International Advisory Committee

Ahmed Ali (Desy, Germany) Alexander Parkhomenko (Yaroslavl State Uni., Russia) Cai-Dian Lu (IHEP, China)
Wei Wang (Shanghai Jiaotong Uni., China) Peter Arnold (University of Virginia, USA) Urs Wiedemann (CERN, Switzerland)

Key Speakers

Ashfaq Ahmed (NCP, Pakistan) Ahmed Ali (Desy, Germany) M. Naeem Anwar (Swansea, UK)
Peter Arnold (University of Virginia, USA) Tim Gershon (Warwick University, UK) Shahin Iqbal (NCP, Pakistan)
Aidos Issadykov (JINR, Russia) Andreas S. Kronfeld (Fermilab, USA) Peirong Li (BES III, China)
Farvah Mahmoudi (University of Lyon, France) Altug Ozpineci (Middle East Tech. Uni., Turkey) Alexander Parkhomenko (Yaroslavl State Uni., Russia)
Irina Parnova (Yaroslavl State Uni., Russia) Monica Pepe-Altarelli (CERN, Switzerland) Zhomart Tyulemissov (JINR, Russia)
Wei Wang (Shanghai Jiaotong Uni., China) Yu-Ming Wang (Nankai Uni., China) Urs Wiedemann (CERN, Switzerland)
Junhao Yin (Belle II, Japan)

Scientific Organizing Committee

Ishtiaq Ahmed (NCP) Muhammad Junaid (NCP) Bilal Tariq (NCP)
Shahin Iqbal (NCP) Ambreen Uzair (NCP) Usman Hasan ( NCP)
Mohsin Siddiq (NCP) M. Jamil Aslam (QAU) Ali Paracha (NUST)

Organizing Committee

Muhammad Usman (NCP) Tanzeel Murtaza (NCP) Ambreen Uzair (NCP)

Technical Coordinator

Ishtiaq Ahmed (NCP)
Shahin Iqbal (NCP)
Tel. 051-2077300 Ext. 408


Graduate, senior undergraduate students working in particle physics are particularly encouraged to apply and present poster presentations. Active post-doctoral researchers, faculty and research scientists who have published research work in recognized international journals, are encouraged to present their research in lectures and talks. Local hospitality will be provided to the participants, however, travel expenses of the participants should be borne by their home institutes. Partial travel assistance may be provided to selected local participants residing outside Islamabad.

How to apply

Online application form can be accessed here. Application Form should be submitted on or before November 13, 2023 (for foreign participants) and November 27 2023 (for local participants). Selection will be made by the Technical Committee of workshop. Selected applicants will be required to pay registration fee (Outstations: Rs. 2000/- Locals: Rs. 1500/-).

Workshop Poster

To download the workshop poster, click here.

For Further Queries, Please Contact:
National Centre for Physics
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2077348, +92-51-2077336
Fax: +92-51-2077342
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk