Short news items of interest to the RHIC/AGS community.
New Ph.D.'s from STAR
Helen Caines from Yale University reports that three more students have received doctoral degrees for work done on the STAR experiment at RHIC:
- Oleksandr Grebenyuk received a degree from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, with a thesis entitled "Neutral Meson Production in d+Au and p+p Collisions at √ sNN = 200 GeV in STAR" under the supervision of Thomas Peitzmann.
- Pawan Netrakanti received a degree from the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata, India, with a thesis entitled "Photon Production in Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions at Forward Rapidities at RHIC Energies" under the supervision of Y.P. Viyogi.
- Dabashish Das received a degree from the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata, India, with a thesis entitled "Characterization of Heavy Ion Collisions with Photons and Hadrons at RHIC Energies" under the supervision of Tapan Nayak.
Brookhaven Lecture on RHIC Physics
Ed O'Brien, PHENIX Operations Manager, gave the 434th Brookhaven Lecture on "What We Have Learned So Far at RHIC." The talk was on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 in Berkner Hall. The video of the event can be seen here.
Barbara Jacak Named Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook
Barbara Jacak, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University and PHENIX spokesperson since December, 2006, was appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor earlier this month, in recognition of her contributions to heavy ion physics and the RHIC program. Here is the announcement from the State University of New York.
New Online Journal on QCD Matter
A new online journal on QCD matter initiated by Steffen Bass and Berndt Mueller of Duke University, and Bill Zajc of Columbia University has begun publication here. Bill Zajc writes, "While the effort is still at the beginning stage, we hope that students and postdocs particular will find it useful."
RHIC Run 8 Retreat
The RHIC Retreat, recapping the machine and detector performance, will be held March 31-April 1, 2008. Although attendance is by invitation only, the closeout on April 2, 2008 in the Snyder Seminar Room in Building 911 at Brookhaven will be open. The meeting agenda can be seen here.
Nuclear and Particle Physics Program Advisory Committee
Brookhaven's Nuclear and Particle Physics Program Advisory Committee will meet at Brookhaven May 8-9, 2008. Information about the meeting will appear here as it becomes available.