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Jet Quenching's Effect on the Medium Produced at RHIC
By Saskia Mioduszewski
Since the operation of RHIC began in 2000, we have been pursuing the use of "hard" processes as a means to probe the matter created in heavy-ion collisions. A "hard scattering" is a collision between the elementary constituents of the nucleon ("partons", i.e. quarks or gluons) with a large transfer of momentum, resulting in fragmentation of the parton into a spray of hadrons called a "jet". More...

Exploring the Nature of Matter at Jefferson Laboratory
By Hugh Montgomery
Hugh Montgomery, recently appointed director of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, describes his vision of the present and future physics at JLab in his "Montage" column. The following article, which originally appeared November 3, 2008, appears with his permission. More...

Users' e-Log
Short news items of interest to the RHIC/AGS community. This week: The E949 Collaboration at the AGS. More...