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First Results From Brookhaven Lab's New Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

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January 16, 2001
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Brookhaven National Laboratory
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At the Quark Matter 2001 Conference at Stony Brook University, nearly 700 physicists from around the world gathered to hear breaking news about the exploration of a new frontier recently opened at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Among the findings: Collisions between gold ions in the Lab's newly operational Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have created nuclear matter resulting from the highest energy density ever achieved in a scientific experiment.

STONY BROOK, NY (Jan. 15, 2000) - Today, at the Quark Matter 2001 Conference at Stony Brook University, nearly 700 physicists from around the world gathered to hear breaking news about the exploration of a new frontier recently opened at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Among the findings: Collisions between gold ions in the Lab's newly operational Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have created nuclear matter resulting from the highest energy density ever achieved in a scientific experiment.


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