August 28, 2007

Seminars and Colloquia at Brookhaven National Laboratory


Thursday, August 30, 2007
Particle Physics Seminar
"Evidence for Single Top Production at CDF"
Thomas R. Junk, University of Illinois
3:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Seminars and Collquia at the RIKEN BNL Research Center

Friday, August 31, 2007
Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar
"pQCD vs. AdS/CFT Tested by Heavy Quark Energy Loss"
William Horowitz, Columbia University and FIAS, Frankfurt
2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Seminars and Colloquia at Stony Brook University

None scheduled

Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

XII Workshop on High Energy Spin Physics (Dubna Spin 2007)
September 3-7, 2007
Dubna, Russia

XIIth International Workshop on Polarized Sources, Targets & Polarimetry
September 10-14, 2007
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Japan Physical Society Autumn Meeting
September 21-24, 2007
Sapporo, Japan

XII International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy (HADRON 2007)
October 8-13, 2007
Frascati, Italy

2007 Annual Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society
October 10-13, 2007
Newport News, Virginia

Quark Matter 2008
February 4-10, 2008
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

2008 Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society
April 12-15, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

International Conference on Particle and Nuclei (PANIC08)
November 9-14, 2008
Eilat, Israel



Projected minimum and maximum integrated luminosities for deuteron-gold collisions at 100 GeV/nucleon beam energy, assuming linear weekly luminosity ramp-up in 6 weeks. The latest projections for d+Au and p+p can be seen here (pdf).

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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.

RHIC Summer Sunday
by Achim Franz and Todd Satogata
July and August brings the usual Long Island summer with its heat and humidity, but for nearly a decade it has a Sunday attraction that brings many visitors to BNL -- usually more than a thousand in one day! The BNL Summer Sunday Tours are held on several Sundays during the summer. Each Summer Sunday highlights a different department, from the firemen to the NOAA weather station. The largest Summer Sunday is usually the one devoted to RHIC, which was held on August 19. More...

By Wolfram Fischer
You may have wondered what the label “LARP” on RHIC’s integrated luminosity chart means. LARP stands for “LHC Accelerator Research Program” and the luminosity delivered at IP10 was to test a luminosity monitor for the LHC. The monitor was built at LBNL, tested at BNL, and will be shipped to CERN. Within the Collider-Accelerator Department, A. Drees was responsible for the test.

Report from the Early Time Dynamics in Heavy Ion Collisions
By Agnes Mocsy
For the past few decades, a goal of the nuclear physics community has been to produce and characterize a new state of matter, the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). In 1999 the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at BNL turned on and began producing a state of matter more remarkable than predicted. In April 2005 the discovery of strongly coupled QGP, which behaves as a perfect liquid was announced and covered extensively by mainstream media. The current experimental results, however, still cannot be understood in a comprehensive and quantitative way in lack of understanding the early time dynamics in heavy ion collisions. By early times, we mean the time between the physical contact of two heavy nuclei and the formation of the locally thermalized QGP. More...