Open Meeting on RHIC Planning

Brookhaven National Laboratory

 December 3-4, 2003

 

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the long-term future of the RHIC program, including:

  • The scientific and facility operations goals over the next 5 years.
  • Plans for major upgrades of the machine and detectors to extend the science reach with enhanced luminosity (RHIC II).
  • Plans to add a high-energy electron beam, and new detector capabilities, to implement a high-luminosity polarized electron-ion collider (eRHIC).

The meeting will begin with a presentation of the summary document from the RHIC Planning Group a group with representatives from the experiments, accelerator groups, theory, and BNL management which has been meeting since August to map the core scientific priorities of the RHIC community onto a realistic schedule for facility operations and upgrades.  This will be followed by presentations and discussion of key issues in theory, experiment, and machine development.

The results of this process will be taken by the Laboratory as guidance in preparing a Strategic Plan for the future of RHIC that will be completed and presented to the U.S. Dept. of Energy by the end of December, 2003.

All members of the scientific community interested in the future program at RHIC are encouraged to attend.  If you wish to make a presentation, please contact one of the organizers:

S. Aronson (aronsons@bnl.gov)
T. Ludlam  (
ludlam@bnl.gov)
T. Roser  (
roser@bnl.gov)
 

NOTE:  The final document, "Twenty-Year Planning Study for the RHIC Facility," submitted to DOE on Dec. 31, 2003, can be found at www.bnl.gov/henp


Preliminary Agenda
Berkner Hall Room B

Wednesday Dec. 3

 9:00

Welcome

T. Kirk

 9:15

Presentation and discussion of White Paper

T. Ludlam

10:40

Break

 

11:00

QGP Physics: outlook; major questions and experimental issues for the long term

 

S. Milov

11:40

Spin Physics:  the baseline goals and beyond

S. Vigdor

12: 20

Lunch

 

  2:00

eRHIC/pA/low-x Physics: ( including forward physics in RHIC II)

 

R. Venugopalan

 

 

 

  2:40

Near-term machine performance

W. Fischer

  3:05

PHOBOS near-term plans

G. Roland

  3:30

PHENIX Decadal Plan

W. Zajc

  4:15

Break

 

  4:30

STAR Decadal Plan

T. Hallman

  5:15

Forward Physics initiative

F. Videbaek

  5:40

Adjourn

 

  6:00

Reception and dinner

 

 Thursday Dec. 4

 

 

 

  8:30

EBIS status and plans

J. Alessi

  9:00

RHIC II machine plans

T. Roser

  9:30

STAR R&D and upgrade plan

R. Majka

10:10

Break

 

10:30

PHENIX R&D and upgrade plan

A. Drees

11:10

A new detector for in-depth study of QGP and spin physics at RHIC II

 

J. Harris

11:40

eRHIC Machine Plans

V. Ptitsin

12:10

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 1:30

IR design for eRHIC

C. Montag

 1:45

eRHIC detector and experimental program

A. Deshpande

 2:25

Future DIS experiments at HERA III/eRHIC

A. Caldwell

 3:10

Break

 

 3:30

Comments from the floor

 

 

     Elastic Scatt. (Guryn, 10 min.)

 

 4:00

Final discussion of white paper

S. Aronson

 5:30

Adjourn