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RHIC Run 10 Plan
By Steve Vigdor
The RHIC/AGS Program Advisory Committee met June 15-16, 2009 to consider beam use proposals for RHIC in fiscal years 2010 and 2011.  Their report is now available here (.pdf). In short, for Run 10, the PAC recommended that highest priority be given to Au+Au measurements at 200 GeV and then at 62.4 GeV, with special emphasis given to collection of dielectron spectra with good statistics before the Hadron Blind Detector is removed from PHENIX following Run 10.  More...

 Joint CATHIE-INT Mini-Program "Quarkonium in Hot Media: From QCD to Experiment"
By Peter Petreczky and Ramona Vogt
CATHIE (Center of Analysis and Theory for Heavy-Ion Experiments) was proposed a year ago to foster collaboration between theorists and experiments to focus on realistic calculations of: three-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations of heavy-ion collisions; jet production and in-medium energy loss; and heavy flavor (open charm and J/ψ), thermal photon, and dilepton production.  More...