MENU 2004

10th International Symposium on

 August 29 - Sept 4, 2004  •  Beijing,  China

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MENU2004 Announcement

   Institute of High Energy Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing


The Tenth International Symposium on Meson-Nucleon Physics and the Structure of the Nucleon (MENU2004) will be organized by the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), Beijing, China, around August 29-Sept 4 2004. It is in a series held previously in Karlsruhe (1983), Los Alamos (1987), Gatchina/Leningrad (1989), Bad Honnef (1991),

Boulder (1993), Blaubeuren (1995), Vancouver (1997), Zuoz (1999), and Washington DC (2001).

Scientific topics will cover experimental and theoretical developments in meson-nucleon physics, baryon spectroscopy, photo- and electro-production of mesons, dibaryons, structure of the nucleon, chiral symmetry-based effective field theories, and QCD-inspired quark models of hadrons, etc.

The symposium will be held at the campus of Institute of High Energy Physics, Yuquan Road, located near scenic Yuquan Sculpture Park, about 150 meters North of the Yu-quan-lu subway station. It is about 30 minutes to the Tian-An-Men Square at east by subway. 

Beijing has a long history. Some 690000 years ago, Peking Man lived at Zhoukodian, 48 kilometers southwest of Beijing.A small town appeared on the present site of southwestern Beijing in 1045 B.C. In the Liao Dynasty, it became the second capital. From then on, the city had been the capital of the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties until 1911. The People's Republic of China was founded with Beijing as its capital in 1949. There are many spectacular historic and scenic spots to see, e.g., the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, etc.

In late August the weather in Beijing can usually be counted on to be sunny and pleasant, with temperatures typically in the mid- to upper twenties (Celsius).

A web site has been set up for the conference and will be regularly updated with detailed information as it becomes available. The URL is


     Any suggestions and inquiries about the conference can be sent to


     Bing-song Zou  or  Huan-ching Chiang  /  Professors of Physics

     P.O.Box 918(4)

     Beijing 100039, China

     Phone: +86-10-88236162

     FAX:   +86-10-88233085

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