January 15, 2008

Seminars and Colloquia at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Tuesday January 15 and 22, 2008
Time Meeting
1:30 PM, Snyder Seminar Room, Building 911

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Physics Colloquium
"Unusual peaks around the open charm threshold"
Mikhail Voloshin, University of Minnesota
3:30 PM, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Nuclear Physics Seminar
"Electromagnetic Probes at RHIC-II"
Gabor David, Brookhaven National Laboratory
11:00 AM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Nuclear Physics Seminar
"DM-TPC: a novel approach to directional Dark Matter detection"
Gabriella Sciolla, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
11:00 AM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Thursday, January 24, 2008
Particle Physics Seminar
"News from the Pierre Auger Observatory"
Maximo Ave Pernas, University of Chicago
3:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Nuclear Physics Seminar
"New Perspectives on RHIC Physics"
Stanley J. Brodsky, SLAC, Stanford University
11:00 AM, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Seminars and Colloquia at the RIKEN BNL Research Center

Understanding QGP through Spectral Functions and Euclidean Correlators
April 23-25, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008
Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar
"Critical point in finite temperature and density lattice QCD"
Shinji Ejiri,
2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Friday, January 25, 2008
Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar
"Statistical Approach and Multiplicity Distribution in High Density QCD"
Alex Prygarin,
2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Seminars and Colloquia at Stony Brook University

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Physics Colloquium
"The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Novel Effects in QCD"
Stanley J. Brodsky, SLAC, Stanford University
4:15 PM, Harriman 137

Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

Quark Matter 2008
February 4-10, 2008
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

3rd International Workshop on High-pT Physics at LHC
March 16-19, 2008
Tokaj, Hungary

24th Winter Workshop on Nuclear Dynamics
April 5-12, 2008
South Padre Island, Texas

2008 Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society
April 12-15, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

4th Electron-Ion Collider Workshop
May 19-23, 2008
Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia

Hard Probes 2008
June 8-14, 2008
Hotel Louxo, Illa de A Toxa, Galicia, Spain

International Conference on Particle and Nuclei (PANIC08)
November 9-14, 2008
Eilat, Israel

Hot Quarks 2008
August 18-23, 2008
Estes Park, Colorado

Satoshi Ozaki was named "Man of the Year in Science" by the Times of Middle Country newspaper. Read the article here.

Welcome to RHIC News

We hope that this web publication will in some small measure reflect the excitement of the RHIC and AGS program at Brookhaven, as explained by some of the people who are doing the experiments, analyzing the data, and writing the papers.

RHIC Funding, Operating Schedule Update
By Steven Vigdor
I have now secured enough funds to run RHIC for a total of 19 cryoweeks, i.e., until mid-March, allowing essentially 6 weeks beyond the end of the d+Au portion of the run. Everyone agreed that this was insufficient time to permit a meaningful addition to precision of constraints on gluon polarization from incremental longitudinal spin asymmetries in 200 GeV pp. More...

Evidence for Color Transparency and Direct Hadron Production at RHIC
By Stanley J. Brodsky
The QCD color transparency of higher-twist contributions to the inclusive hadroproduction cross section where the trigger proton is produced directly in a short-distance subprocess can explain several remarkable features of high-pT proton production in heavy ion collisions which have recently been observed at RHIC  More...

Granular Jets as a Classical Analog of RHIC Collisions
By Xiang Cheng, Heinrich Jaeger and Sidney Nagel
After a cylindrical stream of non-cohesive granular particles hits a target, a thin sheet of particles emerges in the plane normal to the initial direction of the jet. Although particulate in nature, the granular jet behaves like a liquid with zero surface tension if the density of collisions is high enough [1]. For jets with an elongated cross-section, the resulting spray is collimated and emerges from the long side of the collision region. This appears to be a classical analog of the elliptic anisotropic flow observed at RHIC for the quark-gluon plasma..  More...

QuarkNet in BNL
By Helio Takai
I am sure that many of you have heard about QuarkNet, or at least I hope you did. QuarkNet [1] is a particle physics education and outreach program that started in 1999 and it has been growing in size ever since. Its main goal (as stated in the web site) is to bring together high school students, teachers and physicists to explore the hidden nature of matter, energy, space and time. That said, when BNL joined QuarkNet in year 2000, we had little idea of what we were getting into.  More...