Since the end of January data are collected at RHIC accelerator. You can watch in real time events from the detector STAR here.
Within the cooperation between the Czech Republic and the Brookhaven National Laboratory arise also obligations. One of these duties is to serve the number of shifts at RHIC accelerator. The first shift served three students from the Technical University FNSPE:
Bc. Jakub Kvapil (left) - 2 weeks on STAR experiment
Bc. Jan Vaněk (middle) - 2 weeks on STAR experiment
Bc. Radek Novotný - 4 weeks on PHENIX experiment
From 22 to 29. 7. 2015 had a group of our students and staff the opportunity to present their results at a European Physical Society conference EPS-HEP 2015 in Vienna, which is currently the largest particle physics conferences in Europe. Great success is in addition to contributions in different sections is the achievement of Jana Fodorová, who won the main prize for the best poster among more than 200 entries.
Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague organized from February 9 to 11 an international meeting of scientists working at the US Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL - Brookhaven National Laboratory) on experimental research of quark-gluon plasma. STAR experiment meetings was held in the building of FNSPE CTU Trojanova 13, Prague 2 from 9:00 to 17:00.
The RHIC collider (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) achieved a record in luminosity for polarized proton-proton collisions.
Increasing the accelerator luminosity means greater frequency of collisions and therefore ultimately more experimental data. Due to timed running time of the accelerator is thus luminosity one of the key factors. Currently, this accelerator is capable of producing approximately 1.2 trillion collisions with an energy of 200 GeV per week, which is roughly two times more than it was in 2012.
Behind this milestone stand innovation and improvement of accelerators, e.g. so called Electron focusation, which uses negatively charged electrons to compensate repellent forces between the positively charged protons circulating in two opposing beams. There is, therefore, low-energy beam collision of electrons with protons.
author: Vojtěch Pacík