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5-11 February 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago
America/Chicago timezone

Design, status and schedule of the sPHENIX experiment at RHIC

8 Feb 2017, 09:50
20m
Regency D

Regency D

Oral Future Experimental Facilities, Upgrades, and Instrumentation Parallel Session 5.4: Jets and High pT Hadrons (IV)

Speaker

Megan Elizabeth Connors (Yale University (US))

Description

The 2015 US Nuclear Physics Long Range Plan calls for a state-of-the-art jet and upsilon detector at RHIC, called sPHENIX, to study the microscopic nature of the QGP, complementing similar studies at the CERN LHC. The sPHENIX detector will provide precision vertexing, tracking and full calorimetry over pseudorapidity |eta| < 1.1 and full azimuth at the full RHIC collision rate, delivering unprecedented data sets for jet and upsilon measurements at RHIC. This will enable the three pillars of the sPHENIX physics program, i.e.,
studies of jet structure modifications, measurements of heavy-flavor tagged jet production and precision upsilon spectroscopy. In this talk we will present an overview of the sPHENIX detector design, expected construction and running schedule and planned physics program.

Collaboration sPHENIX
Preferred Track Future Experimental Facilities, Upgrades, and Instrumentation

Primary author

Megan Elizabeth Connors (Yale University (US))

Presentation materials