Internationales Wissenschaftsforum -- Heidelberg, Germany --
March 19-21, 1998
The transparencies of the talks have been copied and are available on the web: Click on the appropriate entry in the following list.
E. Berger | Univ. Heidelberg | Elastic Cross Section |
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A. Donnachie | Univ. Manchester | The Non-Perturbative versus the Perturbative Pomeron |
T. Gousset | Univ. Nantes | Vector Meson Production at HERA |
D. Graudenz | PSI Villigen | Diffractive Higgs Production at the LHC |
A. Hebecker | Univ. Cambridge | Diffractive Structure Functions |
W. Kilian | Univ. Heidelberg | The Odderon in ep Scattering |
R. Kirschner | Univ. Leipzig | The Perturbative Odderon |
J. Kwiecinski | Univ. Krakau / Durham | Eta-c Production in ep Collisions |
P.V. Landshoff | Univ. Cambridge | What Puzzles are left? |
E. Meggiolaro | Univ. Heidelberg | High-Energy Quark-Quark Scattering |
B. Nicolescu | Univ. Paris | The Odderon in Regge Theory |
M. Rüter | Univ. Tel Aviv | The Odderon in the Model of the Stochastic Vacuum |
M. Erdmann | Univ. Heidelberg | Photon Structure at HERA |
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S.V. Levonian | DESY | Gamma-p Total Cross Section at HERA |
L. Lindemann | DESY | Inclusive Measurement of F2D at HERA |
G. Matthiae | Univ. Roma | Total Hadron-Hadron Cross Sections |
P. Schlein | UCLA | Diffractive Final States in Hadron-Hadron Collisions |
S. Söldner-Rembold | Univ. Freiburg | Photon-Photon Physics at LEP |
S. Tapprogge | CERN | Pseudoscalar Production at HERA |
D. Westphal | DESY | Vector Meson Production at HERA |
Despite the successes of QCD as the fundamental theory of strong interactions, a satisfactory explanation of diffractive phenomena from first principles has remained a challenge. However, the present data and the data samples expected from the forthcoming experiments at HERA, Tevatron, and LHC, will open new possibilities for studying the physics of the pomeron and odderon. Lepton collision experiments provide additional information necessary for extracting the odderon from diffractive scattering data. Together, these may help to gain a deeper understanding of these processes, eventually leading to a complete description of soft hadronic phenomena in the context of QCD.
Therefore, the aim of the Workshop is to bring together theorists and experimentalists working in the field, to review what is known presently, and, in particular, to discuss future prospects for obtaining information about the physical properties of the pomeron and odderon in high-energy reactions.