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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.

Peering into Hadronic Matter: The Electron-Ion Collider
By Christine Aidala
The experimental technique of deep-inelastic scattering (DIS) of electromagnetic probes off of nucleons or nuclei has been a tool of the trade in studying the structure of hadronic matter since the 1960s. To date, DIS experiments studying the structure of nuclei as well as the spin structure of the nucleon have all utilized fixed targets.  More...

Report From the PHENIX Collaboration Meeting
By John Koster
The PHENIX collaboration meeting was held last week in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois with over 70 collaborators and five theorists in attendance to review past achievements and to plan for exciting future measurements. The meeting included sessions devoted to collaboration news and planning, as well as sessions on specific physics topics.  More...

Computing In PHENIX
By Carla Vale
New desktop computers arrive with one or two gigabytes (GB) of memory. Mobile phones and iPods store a few GB of songs and photos. During the last heavy-ion data-taking period, the RHIC experiments recorded nearly a million GB of data (Figure 1). It's an enormous amount of information, which needs to be stored, retrieved, processed and analyzed before it will yield any of its physics secrets.  More...

Users' e-Log
Short news items of interest to the RHIC/AGS community. This week: Fourth Annual PHENIX Spinfest, the Sambamurti Memorial Lecture, and Creutz Awarded Wick Medal. More...