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We sat down with Brookhaven theoretical physicist Raju Venugopalan for a conversation about “color glass condensate” and the structure of visible matter in the universe. Q. We’ve heard a lot recently about a “new form of matter” possibly seen at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe — a state of saturated gluons called “color…

RHIC, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven Lab, found it first: a “perfect” liquid of strongly interacting quarks and gluons – a quark-gluon plasma (QGP) – produced by slamming heavy ions together at close to the speed of light. The fact that the QGP produced in these particle smashups was a liquid and not…

This guest post is written by BNL theoretical physicist Raju Venugopalan. After earning his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in 1992, Venugopalan worked at several universities in the United States and at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, before joining Brookhaven in 1998. He is the leader of the nuclear theory group in Brookhaven’s…

RHICrolled: Get Low

This is the first in an occassional series about Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, or, as it’s affectionately called, RHIC. Lil John has a theme song for RHIC’s latest experimental run. Sorry, sorry! I couldn’t resist. RHIC’s actual ditty of the moment goes more like this. (Clean version, of course, RHIC doesn’t want any soap…