the Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and Related Phenomena are reviewed.


The present series of Workshops on deep inelastic scattering and related highenergy processes began in Durham in 1993. At that time results from the HERA ep collider were beginning to appear, and a forum where experimentalists and theorists could get together to discuss these and other related measurements seemed appropriate. The meeting was a resounding success. The quality and quantity of the physics, together with the enthusiasm of the participants, all pointed towards the establishment of a ‘deep inelastic scattering’ workshop as an annual event. The Eilat (1994) and Paris (1995) meetings confirmed the Workshop as a truly international meeting, and one of the most important in the high energy physics calendar. This tradition has been continued in Rome, with a record number of participants and a wealth of interesting physics. Although HERA provided the original motivation, one of the keys to the success of the DIS Workshops is the way they draw together the whole deep inelastic scattering community, with fixed-target experiments playing an equally important role. The hadron collider community has also been well represented, illustrating the complementarity of lepton-hadron and hadron-hadron collisions in providing information on hadron structure. There have been four main strands to the physics discussed at this Workshop: (i) investigating the parton structure of the proton and photon as revealed in high-energy lepton-hadron and photon-hadron collisions respectively; (ii) understanding the origin of those events which are both deeply inelastic and diffractive; (iii) studying detailed QCD dynamics by means of particular hadronic final states (jets, heavy flavours, . . . ); and (iv) unravelling the spin structure of the nucleon by means of polarized deep inelastic scattering experiments. In this brief review I will attempt to highlight some of the new results in these different areas, together with their theoretical implications. The choice is necessarily restricted (lack of space and personal expertise being the main constraints) and does not come close to doing justice to all the interesting physics which has been presented and discussed. Nevertheless, I hope it will

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@inproceedings{Stirling1996theWO, title={the Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and Related Phenomena are reviewed.}, author={W . James Stirling}, year={1996} }