CCAST International Summer School and Workshop on
QCD and RHIC Physics
The advent of nucleus-nucleus collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory has ushered in a new era in the study of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD) under extremely high temperature and high energy density. Experimental measurements of multiplicity and transverse momentum spectra indicate that an unprecedentedly high energy density has been reached in Au+Au collisions at RHIC, and that nuclear parton structure at low x with intriguing dynamics can be probed. Initial measurements on elliptic flow and particle production at high transverse momentum demonstrate that partonic degrees of freedom play an important role in nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC. In particular, the 2003-RHIC data of d+Au provide us the control experiment which the final state effects can be almost ignored and can be compared with Au+Au data to extract the properties of strong interaction matter under extremely high temperature and high energy density. Very impressive experimental results have been obtained from 2003 RHIC runs. The dynamics of high transverse momentum particle production, with modification by either the initial parton structure or by the Quark-Gluon Plasma medium, are the subject of recent intensive theoretical and experimental investigations. Systematic experimental studies on strangeness and heavy quark production at RHIC are a major focus of the RHIC experimental program, and initial results have also been reported. In addition, polarized proton beams have been successfully accelerated at RHIC. The RHIC spin physics program is to study the spin structure of the proton using QCD probes in polarized proton-proton collisions.
The Chinese STAR Group (University of Science and Technology of China – USTC, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics– SINAP, HuaZhong Normal University, Institute of High Energy Physics at Beijing and Institute of Modern Physics at LanZhou) is organizing a Chinese summer school (one day) and workshop (four days) on RHIC physics. Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics is a rapidly growing field in China. We have more than 50 experimental physicists and 20 theoretical physicists, most of them young post-doctors and graduate students, currently working on RHIC related physics. The summer school/workshop is the second of a Chinese RHIC summer school/workshop series that the Chinese STAR group inaugurated in the summer of 2002. The Chinese RHIC summer school/workshop series are supported jointly by China Center for Advanced Science and Technology (CCAST), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) and the Chinese STAR Group.
Hotel for foreign speakers:
Lodging for Chinese Participants:
Building 906 of CCAST or others
Visa Information needed: If you did not receive the official invitation from CCAST, please you provide the following information as soon as possible
1) Full Name on the Passport, and citenziship
2) Passport Number and the Expiration Date
3) Date of Birth
4) Place of Birth
5) City with the Chinese Consulate where you will apply for visa
6) Address where you want the invitation letter to be sent
7) indicate your anticipated arrival and departure date from China including possible travels prior to or after the summer school
If you plan to tour Xi-An (Shan-xi Province) / Gui-Lin (Guang-xi Province) / Shanghai, CCAST can help you to contact the travel agents to arrange your tour. It may take 6 days for this line. Please you contact us or CCAST.
To be held by STAR-CHINA GROUP & CCAST
Last updated on 20 May 2004 by Shanghai Institue of Applied Physics,SINAP