The 21st International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter

This conference will focus on new experimental and theoretical developments on the role of strange and heavy-flavour quarks in high energy heavy-ion collisions and in astrophysical phenomena.

SQM 2024 will be the 21st edition of the conference series and, for the first time, takes place in France. It follows the recent events in Busan (2022), New York (2021), Bari (2019) and Utrecht (2017). The full history of the SQM conferences is listed here.

Scientific topics

  • Strangeness and heavy quark production in nuclear collisions and hadronic interactions
  • Hadron resonances in the sQGP (strongly-interacting Quark-Gluon Plasma)
  • Bulk matter phenomena associated with strange and other heavy quarks
  • Chirality, vorticity and spin polarisation phenomena
  • Strangeness in astrophysics
  • QCD phase structure
  • Collectivity in small systems
  • Open questions and new developments