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RHIC Renaissance Celebration, Thursday, July 30th

Ring Road

To celebrate the contribution that Renaissance Technologies, Inc., made to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the entire Lab community is invited to a series of RHIC Renaissance events on Thursday, July 30, beginning with the Roads to Discovery ceremony at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 1.8-mile Collide the Ions walk for autism research around the newly re-dedicated RHIC Ring Road. The day’s activities also include talks preceding and following the walk.

Collide the Ions walkers will get blue and yellow T-shirts and walk around the ring in opposite directions. Halfway around the ring, the walkers will symbolically "collide" and this "collision" will be recorded in a photograph and video. All walk participants will receive free commemorative T-shirts and ice cream. Brookhaven Science Associates will donate $10 per walker to the Autism Research Foundation. Parking is limited, so please car-pool. In case of inclement weather or a heat advisory, the walk will be canceled.

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Program Agenda

At the RHIC STAR Detector Hall

11:30 - 11:35    Welcome
  Sam Aronson, Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory
11:35 - 11:40 A Personal Perspective on the 2006 RHIC Run (or How I Earned My Doctorate by Smashing Protons)
  Astrid Morreale, Doctoral Student, University of California at Riverside
11:40 - 11:50   What the 2006 Run Meant to the RHIC Community
  Barbara Jacak, Distinguished Professor of Physics, Stony Brook University, Spokesperson for the PHENIX Experiment Since 2006
11:50 - 12:00 Yes, C-AD, There Is a Santa Claus: How Renaissance Saved the 2006 RHIC
  Derek Lowenstein, Chair, Collider Accelerator Department, BNL
12:00 - 12:15 Roads to Discovery
  Sam Aronson, Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Walk to Benefit Autism Research

12:15 - 1:15 1.8-Mile “Collide the Ions” Walk Around the RHIC Ring to Benefit the Autism Science Foundation Employees, Guests, Students, and Friends

At Berkner Hall

2:00 - 2:05 Welcome
  Sam Aronson, Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory
2:05 - 2:35 Initial Perspectives on the DOE Science Program
  William Brinkman, Director, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy. (NOTE:This talk will be webcast on WBNL.)
2:35 - 3:00 Paradigm Lost:  How Sin Spin Undid the Quark Model
  Robert Jaffe, the Jane and Otto Morningstar Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:00 - 3:10 Break
3:10 - 3:35 Chern-Simons Theory Hints at Broken Symmetry in Hot Quark Soup
  Dmitri Kharzeev, Leader, Nuclear Physics Theory Group, BNL
3:35 - 4:00 Roadmap for Future Discoveries at RHIC
  Steven Vigdor, Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear and Particle Physics, BNL
4:00 - 5:00 Reception

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