First results of W –(+) boson production in high-energy polarized p+p collisions at RHIC

Bernd Surrow (MIT)
DESY Auditorium, 17:00h

The STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory is carrying out a spin physics program in high-energy polarized proton-proton collisions at √s=200-500 GeV to gain a deeper insight into the spin structure and dynamics of the proton. Recent STAR results on the first measurement of W − / W + boson production in polarized p+p collisions will be shown along with a discussion of future prospects involving the STAR Forward GEM Tracker.

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