In this 481st Brookhaven Lecture, Vladimir Litvinenko describes the cutting-edge developments accelerator physicists are planning along the path to new, exciting science at RHIC. He explains new techniques, including coherent electron cooling, generating a high-current, polarized electron beam, and ways of suppressing a myriad of potential instabilities. Read more
If a universe explodes into existence, and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? The answer, according to RHIC physicist John Cramer, is a resounding yes. You can listen to the reverberations the Big Bang sent ringing through the cosmos in a new sound file based on the cosmic microwave background that originated at the birth of time.