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Startup Time for Ion Collisions Exploring the Phases of Nuclear Matter

January 8, 2019

19th year of operations at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider will continue search for critical point in transition…
Compelling Evidence for Small Drops of Perfect Fluid

December 12, 2018

PHENIX publishes new particle-flow measurements to support their case that tiny projectiles create specks of quark-gluon plasma. Nuclear…
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Begins 18th Year of Experiments

March 21, 2018

First smashups with ‘isobar’ ions and low-energy gold-gold collisions will test earlier hints of exciting discoveries as accelerator…
Small Accelerator Promises Big Returns

March 19, 2018

Under construction in the US, the CBETA multi-turn energy-recovery linac will pave the way for accelerators that combine…
Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin

January 9, 2018

Findings on how differently sized nuclei respond to spin offer new insight into mechanisms affecting particle production in…
How to Map the Phases of the Hottest Substance in the Universe

December 11, 2017

Scientists are searching for the critical point of quark-gluon plasma, the substance that formed just after the Big…
Exploring the Exotic World of Quarks and Gluons at the Dawn of the Exascale

October 12, 2017

Jefferson Lab leads development of next-generation software to benefit nuclear physics computation As nuclear physicists delve ever deeper…
Research Center Established to Explore the Least Understood and Strongest Force Behind Visible Matter

August 23, 2017

SBU and BNL Launch the Center for Frontiers in Nuclear Science Science can explain only a small portion…
Successful Test of Small-Scale Accelerator with Big Potential Impacts for Science and Medicine

August 17, 2017

“Fixed-field” accelerator transports multiple particle beams at a wide range of energies through a single beam pipe An…
‘Perfect Liquid’ Quark-Gluon Plasma is the Most Vortical Fluid

August 6, 2017

Swirling soup of matter’s fundamental building blocks spins ten billion trillion times faster than the most powerful tornado,…
Brookhaven Lab’s Scientific Data and Computing Center Reaches 100 Petabytes of Recorded Data

June 30, 2017

Total reflects 17 years of experimental physics data collected by scientists to understand the fundamental nature of matter…
Heavy Particles Get Caught Up in the Flow

May 29, 2017

First results from new precision particle detector designed to reveal detailed properties of subatomic “soup” that mimics the…
Low-Energy RHIC Electron Cooling Gets Green Light, Literally

May 11, 2017

New high-power green-light laser will generate beam-cooling electrons at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) Aligning a sequence…
How did the Proton Get Its Spin?

April 2, 2017

Calculating a proton’s spin used to be an easy college assignment. In fact, Carl Gagliardi remembers answering that…
sPHENIX Gets CD0 for Upgrade to Experiment Tracking the Building Blocks of Matter

January 16, 2017

First step on a path toward a detector with unprecedented capabilities for deciphering how the properties of the…
A View of the Colorful Microcosm Within a Proton

March 31, 2016

Probing the “color” interactions among quarks tests a theoretical concept of nature’s strongest force to pave a way…
Physicists Zoom in on Gluons’ Contribution to Proton Spin

February 17, 2016

Latest data from high-energy proton collisions at RHIC indicate that “wimpy” gluons have a big impact on proton…
Beam-Beam Compensation Scheme Doubles Proton-Proton Collision Rates at RHIC

January 5, 2016

Smashing more protons produces more data for exploring physics questions Accelerator physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s…
Producing Cold Electron Beams to Increase Collision Rates at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

December 9, 2015

Engineers and physicists team up on new technology for keeping particle beams tightly packed, with possible applications at…
RHIC Particle Smashups Find that Shape Matters

December 8, 2015

Scientists colliding football- and sphere-shaped ions discover evidence supporting a paradigm shift in the birth of the quark-gluon…
Physicists Measure Force that Makes Antimatter Stick Together

November 5, 2015

First ever measurement of antiproton interactions that make possible the existence of antimatter nuclei Peering at the debris…
Statement on Nuclear Science Advisory Committee 2015 Recommendations for Nuclear Physics Research

October 16, 2015

On October 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Nuclear Science Advisory…
Quark Matter 2015: Scientists Present, Discuss Latest Data from Experiments Smashing Nuclei at the Speed of Light

October 3, 2015

Details of particle smashups at RHIC and the LHC offer insight into the building blocks of matter and…
Tiny Drops of Early Universe ‘Perfect’ Fluid

September 2, 2015

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider for nuclear physics research at the U.S. Department of…
Scientists See Ripples of a Particle-Separating Wave In Primordial Plasma

June 11, 2015

Scientists in the STAR collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle accelerator exploring nuclear physics and…
Giant Electromagnet Arrives at Brookhaven Lab to Map Melted Matter

May 11, 2015

A 20-ton superconducting magnet traveled from California’s SLAC Lab to New York’s Brookhaven Lab as part of a…
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Smashes Record for Polarized Proton Luminosity at 200 GeV Collision Energy

April 17, 2015

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a powerful particle accelerator for nuclear physics research at the U.S. Department of…
Smashing Polarized Protons to Uncover Spin and Other Secrets

February 12, 2015

If you want to unravel the secrets of proton spin, put a “twist” in your colliding proton beams.…
Infographic: RHIC Cooks Up a Quantum Tempest in a Teacup

November 12, 2014

When particles collide inside Brookhaven Lab’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), they melt at trillion-degree temperatures and form…
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