The HYP conference brings together theoreticians and experimentalists working on the physics of few-hadrons and bound nuclear systems containing strangeness. This area of research covers a broad variety of topics including, among others, the physics of &lambda hypernuclei, multistrange systems, kaonic nuclear clusters or the role of strangeness in extreme forms of matter. Over the years, the conference has always been open to including new and challenging problems, extending its frontiers to emerging subfields in nuclear and particle physics.
This will be the eleventh in the series of conferences, held periodically every three years, following the successful HYP-X of Tokai (Japan) in 2009. The HYP2012 conference, hosted by the Nuclear Theory group of the Departament d'Estructura I Constituents de la Matèria of the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Institut de Ciències del Cosmos (ICC), will include plenary and contributed talks, as well as poster sessions, all of them taking place in the main auditorium and auxiliary rooms of the Cosmocaixa, Science Museum of Barcelona. We hope that the location will allow visitors to combine the joy of physics with Mediterranean weather, food and art.