MENU conference 2023


photo: W. Gradl

The "International Conference on Meson-Nucleon Physics and the Structure of the Nucleon (MENU 2023)" took place in the historic building of the Erbacher Hof in the old town of Mainz from October 16 to 20, 2023. More than 140 participants from 15 countries discussed their research results on topics in the field of hadron physics and related areas in 26 plenary and 77 parallel lectures sessions. Future developments in this field of research, such as the Electron-Ion-Collider in the USA and the Mainz Energy Recovering Accelerator MESA in Mainz, as well as new forward-looking developments in theory, also played a major role.

In addition to the lecture sessions, the program also included a visit to the Mainz Microtron (MAMI) on the campus of Johannes Gutenberg University followed by a poster session. In addition, Prof. Dr. Thomas Haberer, scientific-technical director of the Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center at Heidelberg University Hospital, gave a public evening lecture on "Tumor Therapy at Particle Accelerators - From the Laboratory to Clinical Routine," illustrating how the tools of basic research can find application in people's everyday lives.

For financial support of the event, the organisers thank the European Physical Journal A (Hadrons and Nuclei) and the Helmholtz Institute Mainz.