The series of RHIC II Science Workshops began in November 2004, at which time seven Working Groups were initiated. These groups met in workshops through 2005, with the purpose of providing an organized forum for the community to address and describe quantitatively the most important science issues for the proposed RHIC II luminosity upgrade, and corresponding detector upgrades.

Each Working Group was led by three convenors representing theory and experiment, and each has produced a detailed report (except for the “New Directions” group, which provided a sounding board and input to the other groups). The Working Group reports are linked below. The summary "white paper" document, "Future Science at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider" (PDF), is based on these reports, and was prepared by a Writing Committee that included at least one convenor from each of the Working Groups.

The version posted here is going to press by the end of December 2006 to make printed copies available for the APS Division of Nuclear Physics Town Meetings taking place in January 2007 ( ). Please send comments to Tony Frawley (, Carl Gagliardi (, or Tom Ludlam (

Working Group Reports

Reports from the High PT and Forward Physics & pA groups will be posted as soon as they become available.

Writing Committee

Mark Baker, Tony Frawley (co-Editor), Carl Gagliardi (co-Editor), Ulrich Heinz, Matthias Grosse-Perdekamp, Tim Hallman, John Harris, Larry McLerran, Saskia Mioduszewski, Berndt Mueller, Jamie Nagle, Julia Velkovska, Steve Vigdor, Xin-Nian Wang, Zhangbu Xu, Bill Zajc

Workshop Organization

Organizers: Sam Aronson, Tom Ludlam
Steering Committee:
U. Heinz (Ohio State), B. Jacak (Stony Brook), D. Kharzeev (BNL), D. Morrison (BNL), G. Roland (MIT), E. Shuryak (Stony Brook), T. Ullrich (BNL), W. Vogelsang (BNL), Z. Xu (BNL)

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