PWA Workshop history

In 2003. a small group of physicists from Abilene Chiristian University (Michael Sadler, Shon Watson) and Tuzla (Jugoslav Stahov - at the time visiting professor at ACU) started a new Partial Wave Analysis of pion-nucleon scattering data. It was a continuation of a long term collaboration of ACU, University Karlsruhe and University of Tuzla. The goal was a resurrection of methods used in the famous KH PWA in order to analyse a large number of new pion-nucleon scattering data. 

After promising initial results, a group decided to organize The First International Workshop on Pion-Nucleon Partial-Wave Analysis at ACU, inviting experts working on the same or very similar problems to join their efforts. A positive reaction came from Zagreb (Alfred Švarc, Saša Ceci) and Helsinki (Mikko Sainio, Pekko Metsä). The First PWA workshop was organised at ACU in Summer 2004. Second was held in Zagreb, third in Tuzla. In 2015 the 8th PWA workshop was combined with 3rd Workshop on Partial-Wave Analysis Tools for Hadron Spectroscopy, and since then workshop is held as PWA/ATHOS.

PWA8/ATHOS3 workshop paid tribute to Prof. Gerhard Höhler (1921-2014), who was most famous for his work on pion-nucleon scattering, dispersion relations and Baryon resonances. Some people call him Father of Pion-Nucleon Physics, and his famous book The Höhler Bible.

List of PWA Workshops
HostLocationYear Web page
ACUAbilene (TX, USA) 2004 PWA1
IRBZagreb (CRO) 2005 PWA2
UNTZTuzla (BiH) 2006 PWA3
HIPHelsinki (FIN) 2007 PWA4
ECT Trento (Italy) 2009 PWA5
GWUWashington, DC (USA) 2011 PWA6
Camogli Genova (Italy) 2013  PWA7
GWUAshburn (Virginia, USA) 2015 PWA 8 / ATHOS 3
HiSkPBad Honnef (GER) 2017 PWA 9 / ATHOS 4
IHEPBeijing (CHI) 2018 PWA 10 / ATHOS 5


We are theoretical physicists at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics - University of Tuzla. Our group is a part of the Mainz - Tuzla - Zagreb Partial Wave Analysis collaboration.

As a part of the MTZ PWA, our results are "above the line" in PDG library.

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