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The Past 6 Weeks for Nuclear, Particle Physics at BNL
By Steve Vigdor
The past 6 weeks have been an extremely busy period for Nuclear and Particle Physics at Brookhaven. On April 28, Sam Aronson and the upper BNL management presented a 10-year BNL plan to DOE, in which both nuclear and particle physics played crucial roles. On May 2, we hosted a symposium to honor the 50th anniversary of the classic BNL experiment by Maurice Goldhaber, Lee Grodzins and A.W. Sunyar measuring the helicity of the neutrino.  More...

2008 RHIC/AGS PAC Meeting
By Steve Vigdor
The RHIC/AGS Program Advisory Committee met at BNL on May 8-9, 2008 to consider Run 9 Beam Use Requests and five-year run plans from STAR and PHENIX, as well as a full proposal to mount a new storage ring experiment using polarized deuteron beams from the AGS to measure an intrinsic electric dipole moment of the deuteron with sensitivity at the 10-29 e.cm level. Because of budget uncertainties, I asked PAC to concentrate for RHIC on priority recommendations for FY2009 and FY2010 combined, and then separately for the FY2011-2013 period.  More...

Users' e-Log
Short news items of interest to the RHIC/AGS community. This week: RHIC News in Brookhaven Bulletin, STAR Ph.Ds, and the 2008 Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber Prize. More...