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We hope that this web publication will in some small measure reflect the excitement of the RHIC and AGS program at Brookhaven, as explained by some of the people who are doing the experiments, analyzing the data, and writing the papers.
on RHIC Run 8 and Beyond
By Steve Vigdor
This week, I attempt to bring you up to date on several recent and planned events that bear on the science programs at RHIC and the AGS, and more generally on Nuclear and Particle Physics plans at BNL. These plans cover a broad range of exciting science, and our challenge going forward is in providing sufficient funding to realize a major fraction of these opportunities. More...
From the Spokespersonís Perspective
By Nu Xu
Many years ago, I came to the U.S. as a graduate student from the University of Science and Technology of China. I did my Ph.D. degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and then spent four years working on an experiment at the AGS. Before I moved to Berkeley, I worked (with Professor Barbara Jacak) at the Los Alamos National Lab for two and half years. I joined the STAR Collaboration in 1997. More...
From the Spokesperson's Perspective
By Barbara Jacak
The PHENIX Collaboration has just completed a very successful Run-8. We took over 80 nb−1 of integrated luminosity, representing 160 billion sampled minimum-bias events. This provides a factor of 30 increase over Run-3, and will provide much needed reference data for cold nuclear matter effects upon probes of the hot, dense matter produced at RHIC. In particular the conclusions from J/ψ and open charm production will become much clearer using the Run-8 data as reference. In addition, PHENIX had two Muon Piston Calorimeters in place during Run-8, allowing us to search for evidence of saturation of gluons in nuclei at small momentum fraction. The p+p collision period of Run-8 was short, but we managed to add substantially to our transversely polarized spin data. More...
Short news items of interest to the RHIC/AGS community. This week: New Ph.Ds From STAR, Brookhaven Lecture on RHIC Physics, Barbara Jacak Named Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University, New Online Journal on QCD Matter, and RHIC Run 8 Retreat. More...