April 24, 2007 Edition

Seminars and Colloquia at BNL

RHIC/AGS Time Meeting
Tuesday, April 24 and May 1, 2007
1:30 PM, Building 911

Upcoming seminars and colloquia Full Listing

Brookhaven Forum 2007: New Horizons at Colliders
May 30-June 1, 2007

2007 RHIC & AGS Annual Users Meeting
June 18-22, 2007

Seminars and Collquia at the RIKEN BNL Research Center

Friday, April 27, 2007
"Magnetic quasi-particle component in high temperature QCD"
Chris Korthals-Altes, Centre de Physique theorique
Hosted by Harmen Warringa
2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshops

Seminars and Colloquia at Stony Brook University
April 23-27
April 30-May 4

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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.

AverbeckThe Nuclear Physics Long Range Plan: The Stakes for BNL by Tom Ludlam
The Department of Energy and National Science Foundation are now in the final stages of a year-long effort to prepare a Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science that will set the agenda for the next ten years of U.S. research in nuclear physics.  More...

AverbeckLight Messengers From Heavy Quarks: What Electrons Reveal About the Medium Produced at RHIC by Ralf Averbeck
High energy collisions of gold nuclei at RHIC produce a hot and dense phase of matter that resembles the state of the universe a few microseconds after the big bang. Remarkably, this primordial substance made of strongly interacting constituents was found to be characterized best as an almost "perfect" fluid, i.e. a medium with almost vanishing viscosity. Key observations that led to this conclusion include a strong suppression of high energy pions and other light particles, commonly interpreted in terms of energy loss of light quarks and gluons while these propagate through the medium. More...

AverbeckNew Director for RHIC and ATLAS Computing Facility by Thomas Throwe
After ten years as Director of the RHIC and ATLAS Computing Facilities, Bruce Gibbard requested that a new director of the facilities be sought so that he could pursue ATLAS physics as it starts to take data. An international search for a new directory was initiated, which resulted in Michael Ernst joining BNL as the new director of the facilities on 1 February 2007. More...