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star focus: regional meetings

The sugarloaf-like Mukteshvara Temple (c. 950) in Bhubaneswar has no internal support pillars and is known for its ornamental sandstone carvings.

Posted: August 1, 2004

STAR Collaborators comprise a community of scientists and technicians from 13 countries on four continents, and getting everyone together isn't always an easy task. That's one reason behind STAR Regional Meetings, smaller gatherings of STAR members a bit further from RHIC than the BNL physics building.

Regional Meetings were previously held in Hefei, China (Oct. 6-8, 2003) and Dubna, Russia (Dec. 19-21, 2003). Next up: Bhubaneswar, India (Oct. 4-6, 2004), in conjunction with the QGP Meet-04 workshop, also in Bhubaneswar. The Institute of Physics in Bhubaneswar is one of six Indian STAR member institutions.

In addition to updates on both experimental and analysis progress, STAR Regional Meetings also provide opportunities for discussion about ongoing and planned scientific and technical work in the host country and the United States. At the meeting in China, there was a special meeting with the Directorate of the National Natural Science Foundation of China in Beijing, where strong support was indicated for collaboration on the construction of an MRPC Barrel TOF Upgrade for STAR.

If you're a STAR Collaborator attending the meeting, travel information is available on the meeting website.


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