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Proton Spin Physics with STAR; Status and Prospects

May 1, 2013 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Presenter 
Ernst Sichtermann, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Location 
Building 362, Room F108
Type 
Seminar
Series 
HEP Division Seminar
Abstact:
Two main goals of the spin physics program with STAR at RHIC are to measure the polarization of gluons in the polarized proton and to delineate spin contributions from the light quarks and anti-quarks by flavor. The measurements are being made with collisions of longitudinally polarized protons at 200 and 500 GeV center-of-mass energy. In addition, intriguingly large spin effects have been observed in collisions with transversely polarized beams at forward pseudorapidities. I will discuss the status and outlook.