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This workshop will be a hybrid event and is not open to the public.

To complete the RHIC mission, sPHENIX was specifically designed to measure jet and heavy-flavor observables with a level of precision not previously achievable at RHIC. This will enhance our understanding of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) properties and their temperature dependence beyond what is possible with existing and planned data from the LHC and other RHIC experiments.

A major goal of the sPHENIX program is to address the question of the approach to thermalization of the quark-gluon plasma and its transport properties using hard probes such as jets and heavy flavor. The current three-year run plan includes Au+Au, p+Au and p+p collisions at 200 GeV. The Au+Au dataset provides a large QGP system to study the QGP properties. The p+Au dataset will allow for additional studies of the intriguing behavior observed in flow measurements from other RHIC experiments as well as transport properties of cold QCD matter and proton/nuclear structure. The p+p collisions provide a necessary reference for Au+Au and p+Au collisions and also allow for additional studies of proton structure. Anticipated measurements include but are not limited to, jet substructure observables, photon and heavy flavor tagged jets as well as comparisons of the production of the different upsilon states in all three collision systems.

To maximize the rich physics sPHENIX is capable of accessing, this workshop will enhance the discussions between the experimentalists making the measurements and the theorists whose models will be tested and constrained by the new data. Since sPHENIX will start taking data in early 2023, this workshop is timely for theorists wishing to make final predictions of anticipated observables before data collection commences. In addition, it will provide an opportunity for theorists and experimentalists to propose and discuss new observables.

This RBRC Workshop: Predictions for sPHENIX is not open to the public and we do not plan to record the proceedings. To be eligible to attend, all participants must register online by June 1, 2022. For questions or assistance with registering, please contact the Workshop Coordinator.

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Workshop Organizers

  • Megan Connors (GSU)
  • Yacine Mehtar-Tani (BNL & RBRC)
  • Genki Nukazuka (RBRC)
  • Dennis Perepelitsa (CU Boulder)
  • Anne Sickles (UIUC)

Important Dates

April 20, 2022 General registration opens
June 1, 2022 Registration closes
June 1, 2022 Additional guest registration for non-U.S. citizens closes

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