Compact Stars in the QCD Phase Diagram III (IIICSQCD)

Venue: Hotel Gávea

Location: Guarujá, SP, Brazil

Event Date/Time: Dec 12, 2012 End Date/Time: Dec 15, 2012
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Compact Stars in the QCD Phase Diagram III
Dec. 12th - 15th (2012) - Guarujá - Brazil

1st Circular

Dear colleagues,
The IIIrd Compact Stars in the QCD Phase Diagram will be held in the city of Guarujá, Brazil, from December 12-15, 2012. Guarujá is a gorgeous coastal city located 90 km (50 miles) from São Paulo. The city can be easily accessed from São Paulo’s international airport, please refer to the event homepage for more information.

As in the previous editions ( ,, the meeting will cover recent developments in the study of cold matter at supra-nuclear densities. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists from QCD exploring the phases of Quark Matter, and astrophysicist working on Compact Stars and related phenomena. The main topics are:
From Neutron Stars to Quark Stars
Quark Matter
Quark Stars in the Universe
QCD Phase Diagram

REGISTRATION is required for all participants. Details about registration can be found in the website of the event (, and will be announced in the 2nd circular.

PROCEEDINGS: Proceedings for the conference will be published in SLAC’s eConf server. (

VENUE: Hotel Gávea
The conference will take place at the Hotel Gávea ( We have arranged special rates for participants and their companions. The rates are as follows:
R$ 300,00 for a seafront double room
R$ 190,00 for a seafront single room
R$ 200,00 for a standard double room
R$ 150,00 for a standard single room
Reservations should be made through the website, where the participant must indicate that they will be attending CSQCDIII to receive the rates above.

Alternatives to the venue hotel are listed below
1) Hotel Ferrareto (, that can be reached with a 10 minutes beach walk from the venue hotel
2) Hotel Casagrande (, which is a more luxurous option that can also be reached with a 10 minutes walk from the venue hotel.

We encourage participants to book flights and hotels as early as possible. Bear in mind that December is the beginning of summer season in Brazil, and thus prices might soar if booked in the last minute.

Note that the event will not be able to provide transport from the airport to the city of Guarujá. The main options to reach Guarujá are by car (taxis or rental) or by coach, please see the event website for more information.

Language: The official language in Brazil is Portuguese. Be prepared to deal with non-English speakers on buses, restaurants, etc.
Currency: The currency in Brazil is Real (R$). You can exchange US Dollars, Euros, and Pounds to Reais at most banks and Exchange offices, however less used currencies may be difficult to exchange. Foreign currencies are not commonly accepted on the commerce, but credit cards are widely used (mainly VISA and MasterCard)
VISA: Please beware that Brazil require an entry visa for citizens of many countries. Please refer to the website of the Brazilian consulate in your country of residence for more info. If you require an invitation letter please get in touch with the organizers to arrange it.

Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC)
A. Perez Martinez (ICIMAF, Cuba)
C. Z. Vasconcellos (UFRGS, Brazil)
D. Blaschke (Wroclaw, Poland)
D. Perez Menezes (UFSC, Brazil)
D. Lai (Cornell, USA)
F. S. Navarra (IFUSP, Brazil)
F. Weber (SDSU, USA)
G. Lugones (UFABC, Brazil)
I. Bombaci (Pisa, Italy)
Jorge E. Horvath (Chair, IAGUSP, Brazil)
J. Madsen (Aarhus, Denmark)
J. Wambach (Darmstadt, Germany)
M. Alford (Washington,USA)
M. Malheiro (ITA, Brazil)
M. Ruggieri (Bari, Italy)
O. G. Benvenuto (La Plata, Argentina)
P. Jaikumar (CSULB, USA)
Rachid Ouyed (U. Calgary, Canada)
Ren-Xin Xu (Beijing U., China)
S. Barbosa Duarte (CBPF, Brazil)
T. Piran (Hebrew Univ., Israel)
V. de la Incera (UTEP, USA)
Xiang-Dong Li (Nanjing University)
Y. Z. Qian (Minnesota, USA)
K. S. Cheng (Hong Kong)

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
Bruno Franzon (IFUSP, Brazil)
Daryel Manreza (Havana, Cuba and IAGUSP, Brazil)
David Fogaça (IFUSP, Brazil)
Laura Paulucci (Chair, UFABC, Brazil)
Marcelo Chiapparini (UERJ, Brazil)
Marcio G. B. Avellar (IAGUSP, Brazil)
Rodrigo Negreiros (UFF, Brazil and FIAS Frankfurt)
Rosana Gomes (IF UFRGS, Brazil)
Taiza A. Sauer do Carmo (UFABC, Brazil)


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