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Please mark this event on your calendar. More information to come. View the 20th Anniversary of RHIC virtual meeting that was held on June 12, 2020.


Out of an abundance of caution related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this year's RHIC/AGS Annual Users' Meeting originally scheduled for June, has been postponed to a later time this year. Thank you for your understanding.

The theme of this year’s meeting is "20 years of RHIC." This year's meeting will be a celebration of 20 years of RHIC, 60 years of the AGS, and 100 years of Ernest Currant. The meeting will also highlight the latest physics results from the STAR and PHENIX experiments and provide an outlook for the next 20 years of RHIC with the continuation of the STAR beam energy scan, the sPHENIX program, and the EIC.

Workshops will enable more in-depth discussions of the beam energy scan, measurements of hard probes in heavy ion collisions, studies of small systems, strong field effects, and cold QCD. Due to the special significance of the 20th anniversary of the first RHIC collisions, we will have three days of plenary sessions with a celebration of 100 years of Ernest Currant and 60 years of the AGS.

Presentations of highlights from all four RHIC experiments, the latest physics results from STAR and PHENIX experiments, an in-depth look at the proposed detector upgrades and future experiments, reports from representatives from the funding agencies, and award ceremonies will also be held during the plenary sessions. The meeting will adjourn with a catered luncheon and an open forum.

Note: This meeting falls under Exemption E. Meetings such as Advisory Committee and Federal Advisory Committee meetings. Solicitation/Funding Opportunity Announcement Review Board meetings, peer review/objective review panel meetings, evaluation panel/board meetings, and program kick-off and review meetings (including those for grants and contracts) and is open to the public.