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First Collisions of Polarized Protons at a Center-of-mass Energy of 500GeV at the STAR Experiment: Status, Expectations and Future Projections
By Bernd Surrow, MIT
The STAR experiment has recently completed a program, collecting data during the first collisions of polarized proton beams at a beam energy of 250GeV, giving rise to a center-of-mass energy of 500GeV. This marks the beginning of a multi-year program studying the polarization of antiquarks inside the proton using the production of Wą bosons which are produced only at an appreciable rate above a center-of-mass energy of 500 GeV for the colliding proton beams.   More...

5th International Workshop On Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement
By Paul Sorensen, BNL
On June 8th to the 12th, Brookhaven National Laboratory will host a workshop on the QCD Critical Point and the Onset of Deconfinement. One hundred participants will travel from around the world to attend the meetings. This is the 5th workshop in a series that started in 2004 with a workshop at the ECT* in Trento. Subsequent meetings were held at the University of Bergen in 2005, at the Galileo Galilei Institute in Florence in 2006 and the GSI/Darmstadt in 2007.  More...