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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.
Laboratory Director for Nuclear and Particle Physics by Sam
The following announcement was made to all employees on May 14, 2007: I am pleased to announce that, after an extensive search and interview process, Steve Vigdor has agreed to join the Laboratory as our next Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear and Particle Physics. Steve is presently at Indiana University, where he formerly was Chair and presently is Chair-elect for the Physics Department. More...
Physics of RHIC II By Jamie Nagle
Nuclear physics in the United States has become a very broad scientific enterprise with many fascinating, cutting edge research aspects trying to answer some of the most important questions in science. Approximately every five years the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation charges the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) to "conduct a new study of the opportunities and priorities for United States nuclear physics research and recommend a long range plan that will provide a framework for coordinated advancement of the Nation's nuclear science research programs over the next decade." More...
for you: The RHIC & AGS Users' Center and Executive Committee
by Brant Johnson
The goal of RHIC news is to "cover the breadth of the efforts at RHIC, from physics results to machine and detector development." Appropriately, most of the contributed articles are about significant accomplishments and future plans, but here I write about continuing efforts to improve our working and living conditions. More...
Advisory Council by Martin Purschke
Many in the RHIC/AGS community know me from my work in PHENIX. Since the beginning of 2007, I have been the chairman of BNL's Cyber Security Advisory Council (CSAC). The mission of the council, which consists of about 25 members from ITD, the departments, and larger groups, is to work with and advise ITD and ensure that new rules and other changes have no adverse impact on our scientific work. I wanted to fill you in on what has been going on in this arena lately. More...
Cybersecurity Survey by George
In response to cyber security issues, BNL management held a lab-wide security stand-down on October 5, 2006. As input to the ongoing process of evaluating the cyber security situation, the RHIC Users Executive Committee surveyed BNL users a few weeks later to learn their opinions on this important topic. The results, summarized below, were presented and discussed in a series of meetings with lab management late in 2006. As a result of those meetings, adjustments were made in the continuing process of designing and implementing changes in cyber security requirements and procedures. More...