Apr 16 – 20, 2018
Kobe University Convention Centre / Kobe International Conference Center
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Medium-energy Nuclear Physics at RHIC with sPHENIX and an sPHENIX Forward Upgrade

Apr 17, 2018, 12:42 PM


WG7: Future of DIS WG7: Future of DIS


Dr itaru nakagawa (RIKEN)


The proposed sPHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), together with RHIC’s unique capabilities to collide polarized protons and heavy nuclei, will open the door to exciting new measurements to enhance our understanding of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). These measurements will reveal more about how partons behave in a nuclear environment, explore spin-spin and spin-momentum correlations in the nucleon, and provide data to investigate effects of non-universality. A potential upgrade to sPHENIX with forward instrumentation could significantly enhance these physics capabilities. The medium-energy nuclear physics program for the proposed sPHENIX midrapidity detector as well as the enhanced program enabled with forward upgrades will be presented.

Primary author

Dr itaru nakagawa (RIKEN)


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