A celebration of the contribution that Renaissance Technologies, Inc., made to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, during which the entire Lab community participated in a series of RHIC Renaissance events, beginning with the Roads to Discovery ceremony, followed by a 1.8-mile 'Collide the Ions' walk for autism research around the newly re-dedicated RHIC Ring Road. The days activities also include talks preceding and following the walk. More Information
If a universe explodes into existence, and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? The answer, according to RHIC physicist John Cramer, is a resounding yes. You can listen to the reverberations the Big Bang sent ringing through the cosmos in a new sound file based on the cosmic microwave background that originated at the birth of time.