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Title: Recombinant Science: The Birth of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (431st Brookhaven Lecture)

Abstract

As part of the celebration of Brookhaven Lab's 60th anniversary, Robert P. Crease, the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Stony Brook University and BNL's historian, will present the second of two talks on the Lab's history. In "Recombinant Science: The Birth of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider," Dr. Crease will focus on the creation of the world's most powerful colliding accelerator for nuclear physics. Known as RHIC, the collider, as Dr. Crease will recount, was formally proposed in 1984, received initial construction funding from the U.S. Department of Energy in 1991, and started operating in 2000. In 2005, the discovery at RHIC of the world's most perfect liquid, a state of matter that last existed just moments after the Big Bang, was announced, and, since then, this perfect liquid of quarks and gluons has been the subject of intense study.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Philosophy
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1005216
Report Number(s):
BNL-83206-2007-CP
TRN: US1104097
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series 1960 to the Present, Upton, NY (United States), 12 Dec 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ACCELERATORS; BNL; CONSTRUCTION; GLUONS; HEAVY IONS; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; QUARKS

Citation Formats

Crease, Robert P. Recombinant Science: The Birth of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (431st Brookhaven Lecture). United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Crease, Robert P. Recombinant Science: The Birth of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (431st Brookhaven Lecture). United States.
Crease, Robert P. Wed . "Recombinant Science: The Birth of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (431st Brookhaven Lecture)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1005216.
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