Quark Matter 2021 is the XXIX International Conference on Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions. The aim of this conference is to bring together theoretical and experimental physicists from across the world to discuss new developments in high energy heavy ion physics. The focus of the discussions is on fundamental understanding of strongly interacting matter at extreme conditions formed in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions which relates to the state of the early universe.
Following the previous Quark Matter conference in Wuhan, China in 2019, the current meeting will be held in Kraków, Poland from April 4 to April 10, 2022. Recent meetings have taken place in Venice, Italy in 2018 and Chicago, USA in 2017.

Some of the scientific topics addressed by this conference are:

  • Initial state physics and approach to thermal equilibrium (T01)
  • Chirality, vorticity and spin polarization (T02)
  • QCD matter at finite temperature and density (T03)
  • Jets, high-pT hadrons, and medium response (T04)
  • QGP in small and medium systems (T05)
  • Lattice QCD and heavy-ion collisions (T06)
  • Correlations and fluctuations (T07)
  • Strongly coupled systems (T08)
  • Ultra-peripheral collisions (T09)
  • Baryon rich matter, neutron stars, and gravitational waves (T10)
  • Heavy flavors, quarkonia, and strangeness production (T11)
  • New theoretical developments (T12)
  • Electroweak probes (T13)
  • Hadron production and collective dynamics (T14)
  • Future facilities and new instrumentation (T15)
  • Light nuclei production (T16)