Investigating the Spin Structure of the Proton at RHIC

Christine A. Aidala (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
DESY Auditorium, 17:00h

A myriad of new techniques and technologies made it possible to inaugurate the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) as the world's first high-energy polarized proton collider in December 2001. Since then the RHIC spin program has ramped up, adding a new dimension to the field of nucleon structure, traditionally explored via electromagnetic probes. Using strongly interacting probes offers both new challenges and new opportunities. An overview of the program to study the proton structure at RHIC will be presented, and highlights of recent results will be shown.

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