Annual Users Meeting

May 27-30, 2008
Brookhaven National Laboratory

The president of Korea University visited Brookhaven's PHENIX experiment on May 13, 2008. More information can be found 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.

By Sally Dawson
On Monday, May 12, 2008, the BNL Physics Department and colleagues gathered to celebrate the retirement of Larry Trueman with a symposium. The symposium featured talks on the history of spin physics at BNL, along with talks by many of Larry’s collaborators. Larry worked at BNL for 46 years in a variety of roles.  More...

3D Source Imaging of the Expanding Fireball
By Paul Chung
The PHENIX Collaboration at RHIC has performed a model-independent extraction of the three-dimensional (3D) source function for mid-rapidity pion pairs, with transverse momentum pT between 0.2 and 0.36 GeV, produced in semi-central relativistic collisions of Au beams at a centre-of-mass energy of 200 GeV/nucleon.  More...

Understanding the Jet Quenching and Medium Response: A Survey Study of Di-hadron Correlation From PHENIX
By Jiangyong Jia
A jet is a collimated cluster of particles, which are the fragments of outgoing quarks and gluons produced in hard-scattering processes in high-energy and heavy-ion collisions. Jets are typically produced in pairs and fly back-to-back in the direction transverse to the beam (di-jets).  More...

Users' e-Log
Short news items of interest to the RHIC/AGS community. This week: Blogging for LHC, Chancellor's Award for Chuck Pancake, and Kieran Boyle Receives Doctorate. More...