Sep 6 – 8, 2018
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
Europe/Berlin timezone

sPHENIX at RHIC: Science mission and status

Sep 7, 2018, 12:05 PM
E.0.11 (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA))


Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)

Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1 85748 Garching
Quarkonia Quarkonia


Gunther Roland (MIT)


The science mission of the sPHENIX experiment, outlined in the 2015 US Nuclear Physics long range plan, calls for studies of the microscopic structure of the QGP through state-of-the-art jet, upsilon and heavy flavor measurements at RHIC, complementing similar measurements at LHC. We will discuss highlights of the proposed sPHENIX science program and describe the design and construction status of the key sub detectors, as the collaboration prepares for commissioning the detector in 2022 and the first science run in 2023. We will also describe the path to a future EIC detector based on sPHENIX.

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