2023 RHIC/AGS Annual Users' Meeting

Christine Nattrass (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Marzia Rosati (Iowa State University (mrosati@iastate.edu)), Zhenyu Ye (University of Illinois at Chicago)

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The Annual RHIC & AGS Users' Meeting will be held on June 7–10, 2022. The meeting will highlight the latest physics results from the STAR and PHENIX experiments and provide an outlook with the future programs at RHIC and the EIC.

Workshops that will be held virtually on Tuesday and Wednesday June 7th and 8th will enable more in-depth discussions of the beam energy scan, studies of small systems, machine learning, cold QCD and spin, measurements of hard probes in heavy ion collisions, diversity, physics opportunities and detector developments at the EIC. There will be an online poster session on Thursday, June 9th. 

Plenary sessions will be held virtually on Thursday, June 9th and Friday, June 10th. Reports on operation status, highlights from STAR and PHENIX experiments, an in-depth look at the upcoming sPHENIX experiment and EIC detectors, reports from representatives from the funding agencies, and award ceremonies will be held during the plenary sessions.


Event ID: E000004205

Note: This meeting falls under Exemption E. Meetings such as Advisory Committee and Federal Advisory Committee meetings. Solicitation/Funding Opportunity Announcement Review Board meetings, peer review/objective review panel meetings, evaluation panel/board meetings, and program kick-off and review meetings (including those for grants and contracts) are open to the public.

    • 9:20 AM 12:35 PM
      Beam Energy Scan
      Conveners: Agnieszka Sorensen (University of Washington), Dr Subhash Singha (Institute of Modern Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences), Yue Hang Leung (LBL)
      • 9:20 AM
        Measurements on Collectivity from STAR BES 20m
        Speaker: Xionghong He (Institute of Modern Physics)
      • 9:40 AM
        Probing the QCD Phase Diagram via Higher Order Net-Particle Fluctuation Measurements from STAR BES 20m
        Speaker: ASHISH PANDAV (NISER Bhubaneswar)
      • 10:00 AM
        Recent Hypernuclei Measurements from BES Program 20m
        Speaker: Xiujun Li (University of Science and Technology of China)
      • 10:20 AM
        Summary Talk 15m
        Speaker: ShinIchi Esumi (Univ. of Tsukuba, CiRfSE)
      • 10:35 AM
        Coffee Break 15m
      • 10:50 AM
        Hydrodynamic Fluctuations in Heavy-ion Collisions 20m
        Speaker: Mayank Singh (University of Minnesota)
      • 11:10 AM
        Freezing Out Fluctuations 20m
        Speaker: Maneesha Sushama Pradeep (University of Illinois at Chicago)
      • 11:30 AM
        Impact of Hadronic Interactions and Conservation Laws on Cumulants of Conserved Charges in a Dynamical Model 20m
        Speaker: Jan Hammelmann (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)
      • 11:50 AM
        Summary Talk 15m
        Speaker: Dmytro Oliinychenko (University of Washington)
      • 12:05 PM
        Lunch Break 30m
    • 9:20 AM 3:40 PM
      EIC Physics
      Conveners: Alexander Jentsch (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Sylvester Joosten (Argonne National Laboratory), Tanja Horn (Catholic University)
      • 9:20 AM
        Leptoquarks at the EIC 25m
        Speaker: Jinlong Zhang (Shandong University)
      • 9:45 AM
        Jets and Heavy Flavor at the EIC 25m
        Speaker: XinBai Li (USTC)
      • 10:10 AM
        Backward u-channel DVCS 25m
        Speakers: Bill Li (Stony Brook University), Wenliang Li (Stony Brook University CFNS)
      • 10:35 AM
        Coffee Break 20m
      • 10:55 AM
        SIDIS Topics at the EIC 30m
        Speakers: Charlotte Van Hulse, Charlotte Van Hulse
      • 11:25 AM
        Meson Structure 25m
        Speaker: Richard Trotta (The Catholic University of America)
      • 11:50 AM
        SIDIS Observable Reconstruction 25m
        Speaker: Connor Pecar (Duke University)
      • 12:15 PM
        Lunch Break 35m
      • 12:50 PM
        Neutron Spin via e+He3 collisions 25m
        Speakers: Dien Nguyen (JLab), Dien Nguyen (JLAB)
      • 1:15 PM
        Heavy Flavor at the EIC 25m
        Speakers: Sooraj Radhakrishnan, Sooraj Radhakrishnan (Kent State University/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
      • 1:40 PM
        Coffee Break 20m
      • 2:00 PM
        Tagged EMC effect 25m
        Speakers: Kong Tu (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Zhoudunming Tu (BNL)
      • 2:25 PM
        DVCS and Epic Generator 25m
        Speaker: Kemal Tezgin (University of Connecticut)
      • 2:50 PM
        Weak Mixing Angle at the EIC 25m
        Speaker: Michael Nycz (JLab)
    • 12:35 PM 3:20 PM
      Small Systems
      Conveners: Chun Shen (Wayne State University), Takahito Todoroki (University of Tsukuba), shengli huang (Stony Brook University)
      • 12:35 PM
        Collectivity and Baryon junction in Ultra-peripheral Collisions 25m
        Speaker: Wenbin Zhao (Wayne State University)
      • 1:00 PM
        UPC Measurements at STAR 25m
        Speaker: Nicole Lewis (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
      • 1:25 PM
        Search for Collective Effects in Small System obtained in ep collisions at HERA 25m
        Speaker: CHUAN SUN (Stony Brook University)
      • 1:50 PM
        Coffee Break 15m
      • 2:05 PM
        PHENIX Summary of Small Systems 25m
        Speaker: Maya Shimomura (nara women's university)
      • 2:30 PM
        Lambda Polarization Measurements in Small Systems 25m
        Speaker: Willian Matioli Serenone (alum@usp.br;student@usp.br;library-walk-in@usp.br;member@usp.br;affiliate@usp.br)
      • 2:55 PM
        Future STAR Polarization Measurements in Small Systems 25m
        Speaker: Joseph Adams (Ohio State University)
    • 3:20 PM 6:20 PM
      Accelerating RHIC Science with Machine Learning
      Conveners: Jin Huang (Brookhaven National Lab), Meifeng Lin (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Raghav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli (Yale University and BNL)
      • 3:20 PM
        Introduction 5m
        Speaker: Jin Huang (Brookhaven National Lab)
      • 3:25 PM
        Deep learning for high energy nuclear physics from theoretical perspective 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Longgang Pang (CCNU)
      • 3:55 PM
        Machine Learning based fast data processing and autonomous trigger for sPHENIX and EIC detectors 30m
        Speaker: Dr Yasser Corrales Morales (LANL)
      • 4:25 PM
        Coffee Break 10m
      • 4:35 PM
        Machine Learning techniques in lattice QCD 30m
        Speaker: Denis Boyda (Argonne National Laboratory)
      • 5:05 PM
        Machine Learning in Experiment and Analysis 30m
        Speakers: Daniel Brandenburg (Brookhaven National Laboratory), James Daniel Brandenburg (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
      • 5:35 PM
        Panel discussion 45m
        Speakers: Denis Boyda (Argonne National Laboratory), James Daniel Brandenburg (Brookhaven National Laboratory), LongGang Pang (Department of physics, UC Berkeley), Raghav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli (Yale University and BNL), Yasser Corrales Morales (LANL), Yihui Ren
    • 9:20 AM 3:20 PM
      EIC Detector
      Conveners: Alexander Kiselev (BNL), Friederike Bock (ORNL), Giacomo Contin (Universita' di Trieste e INFN Trieste)
      • 9:20 AM
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Alexander Kiselev (BNL)
      • 9:30 AM
        EIC General Purpose Detector requirements 30m
        Speakers: Dr E. C. Aschenauer (BNL), Rolf Ent (Jefferson Lab)
      • 10:00 AM
        EIC tracker development and plan 20m
        Speaker: Xuan Li (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
      • 10:20 AM
        Particle Identification 20m
        Speaker: Grzegorz Kalicy (CUA)
      • 10:40 AM
        Coffee Break 10m
      • 10:50 AM
        Calorimetry 20m
        Speaker: Maria Zurek (Argonne National Laboratory)
      • 11:10 AM
        Far backward + Far forward 20m
        Speaker: Alexander Jentsch (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
      • 11:30 AM
        DAQ & electronics 20m
        Speakers: Alexandre Camsonne (JLAB), Jeff Landgraf (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
      • 11:50 AM
        Lunch Break 45m
      • 12:35 PM
        EIC Project Detector R&D Program 30m
        Speaker: Patrizia Rossi (Jefferson Lab)
      • 1:05 PM
        eRD101 - Modular RICH (mRICH) 15m
        Speaker: Deepali Sharma (Georgia State University)
      • 1:20 PM
        eRD102 - Forward RICH (dRICH) 15m
        Speaker: Marco Contalbrigo (INFN Ferrara)
      • 1:35 PM
        eRD103 - Barrel DIRC 15m
        Speaker: Grzegorz Kalicy (CUA)
      • 1:50 PM
        Coffee Break 10m
      • 2:00 PM
        eRD104 & eRD111 - Silicon tracker and services reduction 15m
        Speaker: Nicole Apadula
      • 2:15 PM
        eRD105 - SciGlass e/m calorimetry 15m
        Speaker: Tanja Horn (Cath)
      • 2:30 PM
        eRD108 - Curved and flat MPGD trackers 15m
        Speaker: Sourav Tarafdar (Vanderbilt University)
      • 2:45 PM
        eRD110 - Photosensors 15m
        Speaker: Pietro Antonioli (INFN - sezione di Bologna)
      • 3:00 PM
        eRD112 - AC-LGAD time-of-flight detectors 15m
        Speaker: Zhenyu Ye (University of Illinois at Chicago)
    • 9:20 AM 12:20 PM
      Spin/Cold QCQ
      Conveners: Dr Alexey Vladimirov, Jinlong Zhang (Shandong University), Sook Hyun Lee (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
      • 9:20 AM
        STAR Highlights 25m
        Speaker: Jae Nam (Temple University)
      • 9:45 AM
        PHENIX Highlights 25m
        Speaker: Dr Zhongling Ji (UCLA)
      • 10:10 AM
        RHICf Highlights 25m
        Speaker: Minho Kim (Korea University/ RIKEN)
      • 10:35 AM
        Coffee Break 15m
      • 10:50 AM
        Theory 25m
        Speaker: Alexei Prokudin (Penn State Berks)
      • 11:15 AM
        Future sPHENIX 25m
        Speaker: Joe Osborn (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
      • 11:40 AM
        Future STAR 25m
        Speaker: Oleg Eyser (BNL)
    • 12:20 PM 3:20 PM
      Conveners: Timothy Rinn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Xiaojun Yao (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Yi Yang (National Cheng Keung University)
      • 12:35 PM
        The PHENIX Results 20m
        Speaker: Milap Patel
      • 12:55 PM
        The STAR Results and Perspective 25m
        Speaker: Sooraj Radhakrishnan
      • 1:20 PM
        The LHC Results and Perspective 25m
        Speaker: Xiaozhi Bai
      • 1:45 PM
        Coffee Break 15m
      • 2:00 PM
        The LIDO/Jetscape Framework 30m
        Speaker: Weiyao Ke (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
      • 2:30 PM
        The HYBRID Framework 30m
        Speaker: Jorge Casaderrey-Solana
      • 3:00 PM
        The sPHENIX Perspective 20m
        Speaker: Virginia Bailey (Georgia State University)
    • 3:20 PM 6:20 PM
      Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
      Conveners: Agnieszka Sorensen (University of Washington), Stacyann Nelson (Howard University)
      • 3:20 PM
        Improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in a physics department: Recommendations from the EP3 Guide 25m
        Speaker: Sarah McKagan (American Association of Physics Teachers)
      • 3:45 PM
        Speaker Statistics in Heavy-Ion Collisions by Gender 25m
        Speaker: Christine Nattrass (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
      • 4:10 PM
        Mentoring as two-way learning. Increasing the number of Indigenous/First Nations physics students 25m
        Speaker: Astrid Morreale (DOE Office of Nuclear Physics)
      • 4:35 PM
        DOE NP strategies for diversifying nuclear physics 15m
        Speaker: Paul Sorensen (DOE Office of Nuclear Physics)
      • 4:50 PM
        Coffee Break 15m
      • 5:05 PM
        Practical steps to diversifying nuclear physics (a panel discussion) 1h 15m

        The panel, moderated by Mr. Noel Blackburn (BNL), will feature several researchers and educators with a track record of mentoring students from underrepresented minority (URM) communities in physics classrooms, in research, and in pursuing physics careers. The discussion will focus on both increasing the number of URMs in physics majors and on building inclusive environments that level the playing field. The panel will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

        Speakers: Dina Myers Stroud (Vanderbilt University), Frank Geurts (Rice University), Mark Harvey (Texas Southern University), Mickey Chiu (Brookhaven National Lab), Paul Gueye (Michigan State University), Rene Bellwied (University of Houston)
    • 9:20 AM 10:45 AM
      Plenary Session I - 9:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Session I
      Convener: Zhenyu Ye (University of Illinois at Chicago)
      • 9:20 AM
        Welcome Remarks 25m
        Speaker: Haiyan Gao (BNL, Associate Laboratory Director, Nuclear and Particle Physics )
      • 9:45 AM
        Report from DOE 25m
        Speaker: Timothy Hallman (Department of Energy, Associate Director of the Office of Science for Nuclear Physics )
      • 10:10 AM
        DOE NP Facility 10m
        Speaker: James Sowinski (Department of Energy, Nuclear Physics Facilities, Program Manager)
      • 10:20 AM
        Beam Energy Scan 25m
        Speaker: Daniel Cebra (University of California, Davis)
    • 10:45 AM 11:05 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:05 AM 12:45 PM
      Plenary Session I - 10:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Session II
      Convener: Carl Gagliardi (Texas A&M University)
      • 11:05 AM
        Report on RHIC Run22 25m
        Speaker: Vincent Schoefer (Brookhaven National Lab, CAD)
      • 11:30 AM
        Report from STAR 25m
        Speaker: Zilong Chang (CEEM, Indiana University)
      • 11:55 AM
        PHENIX Highlights 25m
        Speaker: Cesar da Silva (Los Alamos National Lab)
      • 12:20 PM
        STAR Highlights 25m
        Speaker: Takafumi Niida (Univ. of Tsukuba)
    • 12:45 PM 1:50 PM
      Lunch Break 1h 5m
    • 1:50 PM 3:10 PM
      Plenary Session I- 1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Session III
      Convener: Marzia Rosati (Iowa State University)
      • 1:50 PM
        Report from NSF 25m
        Speaker: Allena K. Opper (National Science Foundation, Program Director)
      • 2:15 PM
        Viewpoint from the DOE Program Manager for Heavy Ion 25m
        Speaker: Kenneth Hicks (Department of Energy, Program Manager, Heavy Ion Nuclear Physics)
      • 2:40 PM
        Merit Awards 5m
        Speaker: Haiyan Gao (BNL, Associate Laboratory Director, Nuclear and Particle Physics )
      • 2:45 PM
        Thesis Awards 5m
        Speaker: Robert Tribble (BNL, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Director's Office)
      • 2:50 PM
        Thesis Award Winner Flash Talk I 10m
        Speaker: Niveditha Ramasubramanian (IRFU, CEA, Saclay)
      • 3:00 PM
        Thesis Award Winner Flash Talk II 10m
        Speaker: Krista Smith (FSU)
    • 3:10 PM 3:50 PM
      Coffee Break 40m
    • 3:50 PM 6:20 PM
      Poster Session - 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
      Conveners: Agnieszka Sorensen (University of Washington), Roli Esha (Stony Brook University), Stacyann Nelson (Howard University)
      • 3:50 PM
        Poster Session 2h 30m

        Will be held at this link: https://indico.bnl.gov/event/15827

    • 9:20 AM 10:35 AM
      Plenary Session II 9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Session IV
      Convener: Megan Connors (Georgia State University RBRC)
      • 9:20 AM
        Experimental Investigation into CME 25m
        Speaker: Evan Finch (Southern Connecticut State University)
      • 9:45 AM
        sPHENIX Status 25m
        Speaker: Cameron Dean (MIT)
      • 10:10 AM
        EIC Project Status 25m
        Speaker: James Yeck ((Brookhaven National Laboratory, Associate Laboratory Director, Electron-Ion Collider)
    • 10:35 AM 11:05 AM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:05 AM 12:20 PM
      Plenary Session II 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session V
      Convener: Justin Frantz (Ohio University)
      • 11:05 AM
        Progress on EIC Accelerator 25m
        Speaker: Michael Blaskiewicz (BNL)
      • 11:30 AM
        EIC Physics 25m
        Speaker: Bernd Surrow (Temple University)
      • 11:55 AM
        EIC Detectors 25m
        Speaker: John Lajoie (Iowa State University)
    • 12:20 PM 1:50 PM
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 1:50 PM 3:20 PM
      Plenary Session II 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session VI
      Convener: Ron Belmont (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
      • 1:50 PM
        Diversity Equity and Inclusion 25m
        Speaker: Noel Blackburn (BNL, Chief Diversity Officer, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
      • 2:15 PM
        BNL Facilities and Operations 25m
        Speaker: Thomas Daniels (BNL, Associate Laboratory Director, Facilities and Operations )
      • 2:40 PM
        UEC Business Meeting 25m
        Speaker: Christine Nattrass (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
      • 3:05 PM
        Poster Award 5m
        Speaker: Christine Nattrass (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
      • 3:10 PM
        Poster Award Winner - Flash Talk - Derek Anderson 10m
        Speaker: Derek Anderson (Texas A&M University)