TOP 2010
3rd International Workshop on Top Quark Physics
May 31 - June 4, 2010
Bruges, Belgium

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This is the first announcement of the International Workshop on Top Quark Physics - Top2010 which will be held in Brugge (Bruges), Belgium from May 31 to June 4 2010.

Programme

The Workshop will bring together about 120 experimentalists and theorists, to review the status and future prospects of top-quark physics. The programme will include reports on the first data taking at the LHC, measurements performed at the Tevatron, presentations of theoretical developments and discussions on the prospects for top physics at the LHC.
The aim of the Workshop is to provide not only a state-of-the-art picture of top physics, but also a forum where experimentalist and theorists can discuss the future goals.

Attendance and Registration

Attendance will be limited to about 120 physicists.
Participants are expected to attend the meeting for its full duration.
The registration procedure will be made available from the conference website.

Registrations will open January 2010 and the deadline for registration will be in March 2010.

Contributions and abstracts

All sessions will be plenary with oral presentations by invitation only.
To provide young physicists the opportunity to contribute to the scientific program, a poster session will also be organized. People interested in contributing are requested to submit a brief abstract, 120 words or 15 lines maximum length, by using the form available on the Conference web site in January 2010.

Write-up of the contributions will appear in the Proceedings of the Conference
Contributors are expected to provide an electronic version of their presentation in a portable format. More details will appear in the next bulletin.

Sessions

There will be two daily sessions, from 8:30 to 12:30 and from 15:00 to 18:30 (except for the excursion on Wed the 2nd) for a total of 8 sessions. Sessions will end at 12:30 on Fri the 4th.

Location

Brugge (Bruges) is one of the oldest and most charming towns of North Europe.
Located 100 km NW of Brussels is easily reachable via train from Brussels Center or International Airport.
The Conference will be held in the NH Brugge Hotel, in the building of a former 17th century monastery. The architecture captures the historic charm of this medieval city. The hotel is ideally located in the city centre of Bruges and is easy to reach by train or car (public paying underground parking "Centrum-t Zand" is available). NH Brugge has 149 rooms including two suites and the restaurant "Ter Boeverie" which serves traditional Belgian-French cuisine. Heated indoor swimming pool, and steam bath and fitness rooms are also available.

The conference package includes: full board, sharing of a double room, and use of the Hotel facilities. A limited number of single rooms are available upon request and subject to extra charge. Excursion and conference dinner (on Wed the 2nd of June ) are extras.

Special for students

Depending on funding agencies and sponsor's support a few grants for students covering tall or part of the cost of the conference package will be made available. Applications on the web.

Important dates
Deadline for returning Registration Form: March 31, 2010
Arrival Reception: 6:00 pm on May 30, 2010
Meeting sessions: 8:30 am May 31- 12:30 pm June 4, 2010
Excursion and Conference dinner : afternoon and evening 2 June, 2010
Departure: June 4, 2010
Deadline for proceedings manuscripts: July 15, 2010

Conference WWW site
http://www.top2010.be


Contact: postmaster@top2010.be

Organized by

Jorgen D'Hondt (jorgen.dhondt@vub.ac.be)
Andrea Giammanco (andrea.giammanco@uclouvain.be)
Fabio Maltoni (fabio.maltoni@uclouvain.be)
Catherine Vander Velde (catherine.vander.velde@ulb.ac.be)