Prestigious Membership of AUC at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York
The Physics Department at AUC is proud to announce that AUC has recently joined the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory. STAR Collaborationis composed of 69 institutionsfrom 13 different countries, and searches for a phase of matter called the Quarks Gluons Plasma (QGP), believed to exist for one micro-second following the Big Bang. The QGP phase plays an important role on the subsequent evolutions of our universe since the Big Bang, and accordingly studying the QGP will provide invaluable information about the current shape, contents, formations, and evolutions of the universe. The fleeting exist of such phase, makes it extremely challenging to be discovered, and accordingly the most advanced and sophisticated set of technologies are indispensable for the research activities at the STAR experiment.
This prestigious membership at the STAR experiment, along with international researchers from highly ranked institutes, offers an excellent opportunity for the AUC students and researchers to practice how science and technology go hand-in-hand through many different settings, e.g., accelerator, detector, data modeling, and applied computing at the frontier science research.
With this membership AUC has become the only independent member institutes at the STAR experiment from the continent of Africa and Middle East. The AUC Provost Dr. Ehab Abdel Rahman has signed the user agreement with Brookhaven National laboratory in order for the Physics department experimental high energy nuclear physics group members to have a remote access for the data at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and its computing facility. For further details you can contact Dr. Ahmed M. Hamed, the group leader and the council representative of the AUC at the STAR experiment.