3-8 August 2020
Hörsaalzentrum Poppelsdorf
Europe/Berlin timezone

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the current pandemic and the uncertainty that it brings, we regret to inform you that we will cancel this year's lattice conference in Bonn.   We will instead host the lattice conference in Bonn in 2022 (two years from now), on a date to be announced later. However, we are in the process of organising a special EPJ-A issue for the originally planned review type plenary contributions.   Next year's lattice conference will still be held at MIT and planning for
this conference moves forward as usual.  For those of you who have already registered and paid for this year's lattice conference, we will be in contact with you in the near future with information about your reimbursement.

These are unprecedented times.  We hope you can understand our decision to cancel the conference.  It was not an easy decision, and it was done with a heavy heart.  We thank everyone who was involved with the planning and organization of lattice2020, which includes members of the LOC and IAC.  You'll hear from us again after next
year's conference.

Note that the planning for Lattice 2021 at MIT is going ahead for the conference from July 26-31, 2021.

Lastly, we wish everyone in this community and their families a healthy 2020. Please stay safe!

On behalf of the LOC,

Francesco Knechtli
Thomas Luu
Carsten Urbach



The International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory is an annual conference that attracts scientists from around the world. Originally started as a place for physicists to discuss their recent developments in lattice gauge theory, nowadays the conference is the largest of its type and has grown to include areas like algorithms and machine architectures, code development, chiral symmetry, physics beyond the standard model, and strongly interacting phenomena in low-dimensions.

The 38th Lattice conference will take place in Bonn, Germany, from August 3 to August 8 2020.

The scientific programme of this conference will include plenary talks and parallel sessions on the following topics:

  • Algorithms and Machines
  • Applications Beyond QCD
  • Chiral Symmetry
  • Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions
  • Hadron Structure
  • QCD at nonzero Temperature and Density
  • Physics Beyond the Standard Model
  • Standard Model Parameters and Renormalisation
  • Theoretical Developments
  • Vacuum Structure and Confinement
  • Weak Decays and Matrix Elements
  • Code Development

The conference is supported by:



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