1st Summer School on QCD Spin Physics - Homepage

Meeting Coordinator:
Pamela Esposito
(Bus) 631-344-3097
(Fax) 631-344-4067
Email: pesposit@bnl.gov


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The Summer School on QCD Spin Physics will give a pedagogical introduction to the field and to the exciting research program underway at RHIC. It is intended for graduate students and beginning postdoctoral researchers in theory and experiment. The primary aim of this school is to provide future researchers with a broad perspective on the field.

The summer school will be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Brookhaven Center. The number of students will be limited to approximately 35. Students will be lodged in onsite accommodations. Full and partial scholarships are available.

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  • Introduction to perturbative QCD
  • Introduction to spin in QCD
  • Theory of polarized pp collider physics
  • Polarized deeply-inelastic scattering
  • RHIC spin experiments
  • Nucleon form factors
  • Transverse spin
  • Polarized beams, polarimetry
  • Generalized parton distributions
  • Orbital angular momentum
  • Elastic scattering
  • Nonperturbative aspects of nucleon structure
  • Spin and new physics
  • Future of spin physics

Invited lecturers:

  • Tom Blum (U. of Connecticut/RBRC)
  • Markus Diehl (DESY)
  • Xiangdong Ji (Maryland)
  • William MacKay (BNL)
  • Gerhard Mallot (CERN)
  • Jianwei Qiu (Iowa State)
  • Jacques Soffer (CPT Marseille)
  • Davison Soper (Oregon)
  • Harold Spinka (Argonne)
  • Marco Stratmann (Regensburg)
  • Christian Weiss (Regensburg)


  • Leslie Bland, BNL
  • Abhay Deshpande, Stony Brook/RBRC
  • Douglas Fields, New Mexico/RBRC
  • Matthias Grosse-Perdekamp, Urbana Illinois/RBRC
  • Emlyn Hughes, Caltech
  • Elliot Leader, Imperial College
  • Naohito Saito, Kyoto
  • Laurence Trueman, BNL
  • Werner Vogelsang, BNL/RBRC
  • Scott Wissink, IUCF Indiana

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For more information:

Meeting Coordinator: Pamela Esposito
Phone: 631-344-3097
Fax: 631-344-4067
Email: pesposit@bnl.gov