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RBRC History Timeline

2017

Hideto Enyo becomes Acting RBRC Director.

2013

Samuel H. Aronson becomes RBRC Director.

2012

The Memorandum of Understanding between RIKEN and Brookhaven National Laboratory concerning the collaboration on the spin physics program at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider is renewed.

2009

Collision of longitudinally-polarized protons at a collision energy of 500 GeV takes place at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

2007

The Memorandum of Understanding between RIKEN and Brookhaven National Laboratory concerning the collaboration on the spin physics program at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider is renewed.

2005

The QCDOC supercomputer is installed.

2004

Alternating Gradient Synchrotron 45% proton polarization achieved with spin rotator magnets in operation.

2003

Collision of longitudinally-polarized protons with spin rotator magnets in operation.

Nicholas P. Samios becomes RBRC Director.

2002

Conclusion of the agreement for the development of QCDOC between RIKEN and Columbia University.

The Memorandum of Understanding between RIKEN and Brookhaven National Laboratory concerning the collaboration on the spin physics program at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider is renewed.

2001

Dedication of WAKO CC-J.

First collision of high energy polarized protons at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

2000

First gold ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

Conclusion of the collaboration agreement in the development of QCDSP2 between RIKEN and Columbia University.

1999

Dedication of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

RHIC Physics Fellow System established.

1998

QCDSP installed.

QCDSP wins the Gordon Bell Prize for Price Performance.

1997

The RIKEN BNL Research Center is established with T.D. Lee as Director.

Conclusion of the collaboration agreement between RIKEN and Columbia University for construction of QCDSP parallel supercomputer.

1995

Conclusion of the Memorandum of Understanding between RIKEN and Brookhaven National Laboratory concerning collaboration on the spin physics program at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

Construction of the PHENIX detector begins.

photo of MOU signing photo of QCD computing center photo of QCDOC photo of RIKEN award winners photo of MOU signing