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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.

RHIC Summer Sunday
Sunday, August 17, 2008 was a beautiful summer day and another very successful BNL Summer Sunday devoted to RHIC. Organized by Marsha Belford, many visitors toured the RHIC tunnel and the STAR and PHENIX experiments, led by physicists and engineers from the accelerator and experiments. More...

Reflections on RHIC’s Summer Sunday
By Elizabeth Wade
My taste in scientific instruments tends toward the out-dated, arcane, and decommissioned—in a word, junk. Even since my regular childhood visits to Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, where Ernest Lawrence’s first cyclotron is displayed in a circular room dedicated to its honor and a later, larger version of the device serves as a sculpture on the lawn outside, I’ve been intrigued by the stories of past physics experiments and the machines that made them possible. More...

Users' e-Log
Short news items of interest to the RHIC/AGS community. This week: STAR on the Grid, Deans of PHENIX, First Beam in LHC, Final E949 Results, and NSAC Meeting. More...