Brookhaven Lab has made some significant contributions to advance positron emission tomography (PET) techniques commonly used to diagnose cancer and study brain activity. Today at the Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, scientists are using a different kind of positron tomography to probe for clues in ultra-hot seas of subatomic quarks and gluons.
Brookhaven physicist Paul Sorensen describes discoveries made at the
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider where conditions similar to what the
universe may have looked like in the first microseconds after its birth are
RHIC is in its prime, poised to address a host of compelling science questions that remain or have been raised by the important discoveries to date, the facility performance continues to improve dramatically and the user base remains energized. Read more...