INT/RHIC Winter Workshop 2002 on
First Two Years of RHIC: Theory versus Experiments (INT 02-27)

December 13 - 15, 2002

Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle, Washington

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This year’s INT/RHIC winter workshop, "First Two Years of RHIC: Theory versus Experiments” will be held at the INT from December 13-15, 2002. The theme of the workshop, which is open to all interested physicists, will be on theoretical predictions made before the first RHIC data. These include both the predictions submitted to the RHIC theory competition organized by Jacak, Kapusta and Wang during the INT Program in 1998 on “Probes on Dense Matter in Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions” and contributions to the RHIC prediction session during Quark Matter 1999 in Torino. After overviews on the RHIC experimental data collected over the last two years, the submitted predictions will be closely examined and compared to the RHIC data. During the process, winners of the prediction competition will be selected. Emphasis will be given to questions that are important and timely for understanding the underlying physics of heavy-ion collisions and resolving some of the puzzles at RHIC: What is the real mechanism for the observed particle production which is lower than what was commonly expected? Does the hydrodynamic behavior of the elliptic flow imply early partonic thermalization? What quantitative conclusions can one draw from the observed jet quenching or suppression of large transverse momentum hadrons?

One can find the contributions to the prediction competition at:

Barbara Jacak,
Joe Kapusta,
Yuri Kovchegov,
Xin-Nian Wang,

Program Coordinator: Laura Lee,

Room Block Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the University Inn. The rate for a single occupancy traditional room is $85.00/night plus 15.6% tax. The rate for a single occupancy deluxe room is $95.00/night plus 15.6% tax.

Please contact the University Inn directly to reserve your room via one of the following means:
Toll free: 800.733.3855
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Fax: 206.547.4937

Be sure to mention the RHIC CONFERENCE ROOM BLOCK when making your reservation in order to get the room rates quoted above.

The rooms in the room block will be released on Monday, October 28, 2002. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

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