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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.

A Year in Review: The Work of the Users Executive Committee
By Rene Bellwied
The past year has been very eventful for all of us, largely because of decisions made in Washington regarding science funding. The UEC has tried to navigate through these ever changing circumstances keeping in mind the best interests of the BNL users community. More...

The First Full Jet Measurements in Heavy Ion Collisions
By Sevil Salur
Jets are collimated sprays of particles that are remnants of hard-scattered quarks and gluons. They are fundamental to QCD and are observed in high energy collisions of all kinds. At RHIC, jets are put to a new use to study the hot QCD matter through their interaction and energy loss in the medium ("jet quenching"). Until now, only indirect measurements of jet quenching have been made via inclusive hadron distributions and di-hadron correlations at high transverse momentum, to avoid the complex backgrounds of heavy ion events. More...

Users' e-Log
Short news items of interest to the RHIC/AGS community. This week: Ozaki Awarded Wilson Prize and SPIN 2008. More...