The aim of the workshop is to bring together the nuclear and particle physics communities to discuss experimental searches for exotic hadronic resonances (tetra, penta, hexaquarks etc); the latest data analysis methods used; the theoretical interpretation of these states and the potential for future searches at current experimental facilities (CERN, JLab, Mainz). It is hoped that this workshop will facilitate information exchange between the different communities involved and lead to new search strategies for exotic states to be developed.
The search for, and study of, exotic hadrons has become a hot topic over recent years as a wealth of new data has arrived from current particle and nuclear physics experiments. Many new states have been observed and their properties measured, with different degrees of precision. Often similar states and search methods are discussed separately in the particle and nuclear physics communities, with little interaction between them. The workshop aims to improve communication between the groups involved in order to facilitate the development of new analysis methods and search strategies as we attempt to understand the spectrum of exotic hadrons.
After the workshop participants will be invited to contribute to a document that summarises the topics discussed.