May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

Cold-QCD Physics of the STAR Forward Upgrade

May 30, 2018, 5:10 PM
North Foyer | Joshua Tree Room (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

North Foyer | Joshua Tree Room

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA


Dr James Drachenberg (Lamar University)


For almost twenty years, the STAR experiment at RHIC has played a leading role in expanding the frontier of nucleus-nucleus collisions and the interaction of spin-polarized beams of protons. In coming years, the STAR forward upgrade will enable new insight into cold nuclear matter, probing this physics at high and low regions of $x$. The proposed detector upgrades consist of electromagnetic and hadronic calorimetry as well as a charged-particle tracking system, each spanning the pseudorapidity range of $2.5 < \eta < 4.5$. Building upon existing STAR measurements, the upgrade will enable improved and precision measurements of probes such as neutral pions, direct photons, and Drell-Yan. Simultaneously, the upgrade will unlock a suite of new observables, such as charged-particle tagged jets at forward pseudorapidity. These measurements will provide new insights into the multidimensional imaging of quarks and gluons within the nucleon, nuclear parton distributions, and hadronization in a nuclear environment. As such, the STAR forward upgrade will provide information crucial to realizing the full potential of the approaching era of the electron-ion collider.
E-mail [email protected]
Collaboration name STAR Collaboration

Primary author

Dr James Drachenberg (Lamar University)

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