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Aug 30 / Claude Pruneau

Jet Modification in the RHIC and LHC era Workshop

Jet Modification in the RHIC and LHC era Workshop

Wayne State University, August 20-23, 2012.

Wayne State University was host of an important scientific workshop in high energy nuclear physics gathering experts on “Jet Physics” from all around the world. This 3-½ day workshop, held at Science Hall on August 20-23, 2012, featured a review of the most important new experimental measurements and theoretical breakthroughs presented a week earlier at the International Quark Matter 2012 Conference held in Washington DC. The purpose of this targeted workshop was to assess whether a consistent picture of the jet quenching occurring in heavy ions collisions at ultra-relativistic energies has emerged.

More than forty experts of this subfield of heavy ion physics gathered from all around the world to discuss their results and views. The workshop was slow paced by design and featured intense and exciting discussions on the recent advances of the field.  Slides from the various talks presented at the meeting are available online at the Workshop website (http://rhig.physics.wayne.edu/jetmeeting/).

A paper summarizing the conclusions of the workshop will be published by the organizers in the prestigious Comments in Nuclear and Particle Physics journal.

The workshop was organized by members of the Wayne State University heavy ion physics group consisting of Professors Thomas Cormier, Sean Gavin, Abhijit Majumder, Joern Putchke, Claude Pruneau, and Sergei Voloshin, in concert with the JET Collaboration. The organizers acknowledge generous financial support from the Wayne State heavy ion group, the Physics Department, the College of Sciences and Liberal Arts, the WSU Office of the Vice President Research, and the Jet Collaboration.