Transversity and transverse spin effects are of growing theoretical and experimental interest. Modern developments in hadron physics emphasize the role of correlations between spin and transverse parton momentum, which are crucial to our understanding of the orbital and spin structure of the nucleon in terms of the quark and gluon degrees of freedom in QCD and beyond the collinear approximation.
The main aim of the workshop is to provide a playground in which present knowledge in the field of transversity and transverse-momentum dependent distribution and fragmentation functions will be illustrated while allowing new theoretical ideas and experimental perspectives to be aired and discussed vigorously.
The workshop venue will be on Lošinj, a Croatian island in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea, about 100 km south of Trieste. Transportation will be provided by the workshop organization from Trieste to Lošinj on Sunday, 28th August and from Lošinj to Trieste on Saturday, 3rd September.
The scientific programme will consist of some 40 presentations (by invitation only) in addition to one or two round-table discussions.
Transversity 2011 is supported and sponsored by the International Spin Physics Committee. The workshop is organized by the Trieste unit of the PRIN 2008 project in collaboration with ECSAC together with the Trieste section of the INFN. The Local Organizing Committee coordinating the scientific programme comprises colleagues from the Italian Institutes participating in the PRIN 2008 project.