Short news items of interest to the RHIC/AGS community.
STAR on the Grid
The "International Science Grid This Week" site reported on STAR's use Grid computing here.
Deans of PHENIX
Two PHENIX collaborators have recently accepted positions as deans at their home institutions.
Victoria Greene is now Executive Dean for the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University, and Axel Drees is an Associate Dean for Operations & Budget in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University.
First Beam in LHC
First beam in LHC is planned for Wednesday, September 10, 2008. Activities at CERN will be reported here.
Final E949 Results
AGS Experiment 949, the successor to 787, reported three new "below the peak" candidate events. The preprint, submitted to Physical Review Letters is here, and an article describing the experiment was in the Brookhaven Bulletin.
The DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Council met on August 21, 2008. The meeting agneda and slides are here, including a presentation by Brookhaven Associate Laboratory Director Steve Vigdor.