Direct Photons Offer Glimpse of Gluons' Dynamic Motion
PHENIX data validate approach for future studies of proton spin and structure.
New Results from the RHIC Spin Program
APS Division of Nuclear Physics meeting will feature latest results on the contributions of quarks and gluons to proton spin and future measurement opportunities at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).
Matter at the Dawn of Time
Brookhaven physicist Paul Sorensen describes discoveries made at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider where conditions similar to what the universe may have looked like in the first microseconds after its birth are created.
Breakthrough: RHIC Explores Matter at the Dawn of Time
April 24, 2012
(Separate print interview at http://energy.gov/articles/lab-breakthrough-exploring-matter-dawn-time). Physicist Paul Sorensen describes discoveries made at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. At RHIC, scientists from around the world study what the universe may have looked like in the first microseconds after its birth, helping us to understand more about why the physical world works the way it does -- from the smallest particles to the largest stars.
A breakthrough particle accelerator could collide electrons with heavy ions or protons at nearly the speed of light to create rapid-fire, high-resolution “snapshots” of the force binding all visible matter. Read more...