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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...
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...
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 . 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...
By Helio Takai
I am sure that many of you have heard about QuarkNet, or at least I hope you did. QuarkNet  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...