2020 RHIC/AGS Annual Users' Meeting

Christine Nattrass (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Ron Belmont (University of North Carolina Greensboro), Rosi Reed (Lehigh University), Sevil Salur (Rutgers University)

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Following the highly successful celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first collisions at RHIC earlier this year on June 12th, we are hosting an abbreviated, online-only Annual Users Meeting on October 22-23, 2020. The workshops will enable more in-depth discussions of the beam energy scan, measurements of hard probes in heavy ion collisions, studies of small systems, strong field effects, and cold QCD. The plenary session will include the latest physics results from STAR and PHENIX, reports about the current operational status, and updates from the proposed detector upgrades and future experiments. We will conclude the plenary session with award ceremonies.

  • Thursday, October 22
    • 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
      Beam Energy Scan
      Conveners: Daniel Cebra (University of California, Davis), Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler (University of Houston)
      • 9:00 AM
        Mapping out the QCD Phase Diagram 25m
        Speaker: Agnieszka Sorensen (University of California at Los Angeles)
      • 9:25 AM
        Net-Proton Kurtosis 25m
        Speaker: Samuel Heppelmann (University of California at Davis)
      • 9:50 AM
        Interplay of Baryon and Strageness at the Beam Energy Scan 25m
        Speaker: Jamie Stafford (University of Houston/LBNL)
      • 10:15 AM
        Break 15m
      • 10:30 AM
        Charged, Identified, and Strange Hadron Spectra and Flow 25m
        Speaker: Yang Wu (University of California at Riverside)
      • 10:55 AM
        Relativistic Hydrodynamics at Large Baryon Densities 25m
        Speaker: Jan Fotakis (University of Frankfurt)
      • 11:20 AM
        Global Lambda Polarization 25m
        Speaker: Takafumi Niida (University of Tsukuba)
      • 11:45 AM
        Lunch Break 30m
    • 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
      Heavy Flavor
      Conveners: Dr Xuan Li (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Dr Zebo Tang (USTC)
    • 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
      Strong Field Effects
      Conveners: Jorge Noronha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Prithwish Tribedy (BNL)
      • 9:00 AM
        New Physical Phenomena Associated with Chiral Ferminos/Chirality in Heavy-Ion Collisions 25m
        Speaker: Xu-Guang Huang (Fudan University)
      • 9:25 AM
        New Physical Phenomena Associated with Vorticity/Spin in Heavy-Ion Collisions 25m
        Speaker: Enrico Speranza (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
      • 9:50 AM
        Electromagnetic Field Effects on Large and Small Colliding Systems 25m
        Speaker: Lucia Oliva (Goethe University Frankfurt)
      • 10:15 AM
        Break 15m
      • 10:30 AM
        Status of the Chiral Magnetic Effect search at RHIC 25m
        Speaker: Dr Niseem Abdelrahman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
      • 10:55 AM
        Recent Results on Hyperon Polarization & Vector Meson Spin Alignment at RHIC 25m
        Speaker: Joseph Adams (Ohio State University)
      • 11:20 AM
        Effect of Strong Fields in UPCs and Peripheral A+A Collisions 25m
        Speaker: Daniel Brandenburg (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
      • 11:45 AM
        Lunch Break 30m
    • 12:15 PM 3:00 PM
      Cold QCD
      Conveners: Amilkar Quintero (Temple University), Sanghwa Park (Stony Brook University)
    • 12:15 PM 3:00 PM
      Conveners: Megan Connors (Georgia State University RBRC), Saehanseul Oh (LBNL)
    • 12:15 PM 3:00 PM
      Small Systems
      Conveners: Bjoern Schenke (BNL), Mauricio Martinez Guerrero (North Carolina State University)
      • 12:15 PM
        Musings on azimuthal anisotropy in small systems 25m
        Speaker: Roy Lacey (Stony Brook University, USA, STAR Collaboration )
      • 12:40 PM
        PHENIX results on small systems collectivity at RHIC 25m
        Speaker: Ron Belmont (University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA, PHENIX Collaboration)
      • 1:05 PM
        Multi-Parton Interactions from Machine Learnig-based regression 25m
        Speaker: Antonio Ortiz Velasquez (Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM, Mexico)
      • 1:30 PM
        Break 15m
      • 1:45 PM
        Saturation corrections to dilute-dense particle production 25m
        Speaker: Vladimir Skokov (North Carolina State University, USA)
      • 2:10 PM
        Signatures of primordial momentum anisotropy in nuclear collisions 25m
        Speaker: Giuliano Giacalone (Institut de Physique Théorique (IPhT), Centre CEA de Saclay,France, USA)
      • 2:35 PM
        What do the measurements at the LHC say about collectivity in small systems 25m
        Speaker: Katarina Krizkova Gajdosova (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    • 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Poster Session
      Conveners: Alexander Jentsch (Brookhaven National Lab), Audrey Francisco (Yale University), Matthew Sievert (University of Illinois)
  • Friday, October 23