Past Juniors' Days

Past Talks

This is a place holder for past Junior Day talks. [ Jr. Day typically occurs on the first day of a STAR Collaboration Meeting. If you see that some talks are missing, notify your Jr. Representatives.]

June 1st, 2015

Stony Brook Collaboration Meeting,

09:20-09:30 Warm Welcome + Kickoff Sacha Kopp
09:30-10:00 Spokesperson Welcome Zhangbu Xu
10:00-10:30 Educational project for the STAR experiment Nikita Sidorov
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:40 Pico Heavy Flavor Analysis Library Mustafa Mustafa & Jochen Thaeder
11:40-12:10 Probing the Emergent Properties of QGP at RHIC Paul Sorensen
12:10-14:00 Lunch (on Your Own)
14:00-14:30 STAR Phonebook upgrade & Talk Statistics Prashanth Shanmuganathan
14:30-15:00 Net Kaon fluctuation Amal Sarkar
15:00-15:30 Au + Au Fixed Target Collisions at STAR Kathryn Meehan
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Introduction to STAR software and makers Leszek Kosarzewski
16:30-17:00 Use of machine learning (TMVA) for D0 reconstruction Jonathan Bouchet
17:00-17:30 Forward Spin Physics with the FMS Christopher Dilks
17:30-18:00 Calibration of the Barrel EMC Kevin Adkins

November 3rd, 2014

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:30-10:00 Welcome Zhangbu Xu
10:00-10:30 Foward Meson Spectrometer Sam Heppelman
10:30-11:00 STAR After BES Phase II Ernst Sichtermann
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-11:45 iTPC Simulations Irakli Chakaberia
11:45-12:15 Open Forum Everyone
12:15-14:00 Lunch Break ( On Your Own)
14:10-15:00 Touring STAR Bill Christie
15:15-15:45 Heavy Flavor Tracker PiXeL Detector Howard Wieman
15:45-16:15 Heavy Flavor Tracker Physics + Software Xin Dong
16:15-16:35 Coffee Break
16:35-17:05 Muon Telescope Detector Calibrations Xinjie Huang
17:05-17:30 Third Harmonic Flow Vs Pseudorapidity Separation For Au+Au Collisions Niseem Magdy
17:30-18:05 Forward-central pion-quarkonia correlations: unravelling nuclear suppression at large forward rapidities at RHIC Michal Sumbera

February 10th, 2014

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:30-10:00 Welcome by Spokesperson Nu Xu
10:00-10:30 Transverse Spin Kevin Adkins
10:30-11:00 W-Boson Production Devika Gunarathne
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-11:50 The Study of Two Anti-Proton Interaction Zhengqiao Zhang
11:50-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 TPC Calibrations John Campell
14:30-15:00 Paper Submission Process Barbara Trzeciak
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break
15:20-16:20 Jet analysis in Alice Rongrong Ma
16:20-16:50 J/Psi hadron correlation Hui Zhang

October 14th, 2013

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:15 Spokesperson welcome Nu Xu
09:15-10:00 EIC Physics (lecture) Feng Yuan
10:00-10:30 calibration of PXL detector Michael R. Lomnitz
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Transverse Spin Asymmetry in STAR (lecture) Mriganka Mouli Mondal
11:30-12:00 Alignment calibration of STAR HFT pixel detector Long Ma
12:00-12:30 Color String Percolation analysis David Garand
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:45 Hard and Soft Probes of Dense Matter in Heavy-ion Collisions (lecture) Xin-Nian Wang
14:45-15:15 Things I wish someone had told me about Linux and RCF Anthony Kesich
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 v3 of pi, k, proton at 39 GeV Xu Sun
16:00-16:30 Mini Session on career development Hans Georg and others

February 24th, 2013

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:30 Spokesperson's welcome Nu Xu
09:30-10:00 GEM based Transition Radiation Detector Shuai Yang
10:00-10:30 MTD in Run12 and Installation for Run13 Chi Yang
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Cumulant Ratio Analyses Evan Sangaline
11:30-12:00 Spin Measurements at STAR Forward Detectors Yuxi Pan
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 eRHIC Thomas Ullrich
14:45-15:30 eSTAR Zhangbu Xu
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 v2 and spectra Xu Sun
16:30-17:30 Tribble report Panel discussion

August 5th, 2012

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:30 Spokesperson's welcome to juniors Nu Xu
09:30-10:15 All you never wanted to know about RHIC... Angelika Drees
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 U+U physics Paul Sorensen
11:30-12:00 Centrality Dependence of Multi-Strange Hadron v2 in Au+Au Collisions at 200 GeV Md. Nasim
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Unidentified Rcp in the Beam Energy Scan Stephen Horvat
14:30-15:00 J/$\psi$ production in $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 39 GeV and 62.4 GeV Au+Au collisions from STAR Wangmei Zha
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Pion-Kaon Femtoscopy at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200 GeV collisions in STAR at RHIC Yan Yang
16:00-16:30 Charge Asymmetry Dependency of π+/π- Azimuthal Anisotropy in Au + Au Collisions at STAR Hongwei Ke

November 11th, 2011

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:30 Spokesperson's welcome to juniors Nu Xu
09:30-09:55 root, automake and doxygen Patrick Huck
09:55-10:20 Particle Identification in Au+Au 200 GeV Chris Powell
10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:15 Jet-hadron correlations in heavy-ion collisions Alice Ohlson
11:15-11:40 Non flow and flow contributions in di-hadron correlations Chanaka De Silva
11:40-12:05 Transverse Single Spin Asymmetry Len Eun
12:05-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:25 K/pi fluctuations in the BES Terry Tarnowsky
14:25-14:50 Moments analysis in the BES Daniel MacDonald
14:50-15:15 Identified particle production in the BES Samantha Brovko
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:10 Photoproduction at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider with STAR Dilan Madagodahettige Don
16:10-16:35 Di-lepton production in Au+Au 200 GeV Jie Zhou

May 15th, 2011

Prague Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-10:00 Search for the onset of deconfinement Boris Tomasik (UMB Banska Bystrica/ CTU Prague)
10:00-10:30 STAR dielectron measurements Patrick Huck
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 D production at STAR David Tlusty
11:30-12:00 LPV Quan Wang
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:00 J/psi measurements Olga Hajkova
14:00-14:30 HFT Jan Rusnak
14:30-15:00 Junior's day address Nu Xu
15:00-15:30 Energy dependence of the freeze out eccentricity from azimuthal dependence of HBT Chris Anson
15:30-16:00 STAR dielectron measurements Bingchu Huang

November 12th, 2010

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-10:00 STAR Experiment: Today and Tomorrow Nu Xu
10:00-10:30 K_{S}^{0} and Lambda v2 in BES Jie Zhao
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Asymmetric dihadron azimuthal correlations in Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV Josh Konzer
11:30-12:00 rho0 spectra study at high pT in Au+Au and p+p collisions at sqrt(sNN) = 200 GeV Xiangli Cui
12:00-12:30 Finding the ground state energy of a many body system using MCMC Joseph Seele
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Acoustics in heavy ion collisions Paul Sorensen
15:00-15:30 FMS-FTPC Correlations from Run-8 Polarized Protons Jim Drachenberg
15:30-07:30 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Elliptic flow in BES and the tomography of STAR Alex Schmah
16:30-17:00 Monte-Â-Carlo Environment for the STAR High Level Trigger Hongwei Ke
17:00-17:30 Di-lepton production in 200 GeV p+p collisions Bingchu Huang

March 26th, 2010

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:30 Azimuthal Anisotropy from STAR BBC Yadav Pandit
09:30-10:00 Search for Disoriented Chiral Condensate in AuAu and CuCu collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200 GeV Prithwish Tribedy
10:00-10:30 Small GEM Tracker Yi Zhou
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Viscous hydrodynamic interpretation of constituent quark scaling Kevin Dusling
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 The local parity violation in strongly interacting matter Dima Kharzeev
14:30-15:00 TPC calibration Joe Seele
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:50 W production at RHIC Justin Stevens
15:50-16:20 D -meson measurement in STAR Sarah LaPointe
16:20-16:40 Gamma-Triggered High-pT Long-Range Correlations in Au+Au 200 GeV Martin Codrington
16:40-17:00 ToF Calibration Bingchu Huang

October 5th, 2009

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:50 QCD in Hadron Physics: Partons, Factorization, ... Feng Yuan
09:50-10:10 FMS + FTPC analysis: status report Jim Drachenberg
10:10-10:30 FHC cosmic ray test Xuan Li
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:20 K/pi and p/pi fluctuation study using Run 7 data Hui Wang
11:20-11:40 v1 analysis at 22.4 GeV CuCu data using BBC event plane Yadav Pandit
11:40-12:00 Search for QCD Critical Point: High Moment of Event by Event Multiplicity Distribution Xiaofeng Luo
14:00-14:50 STAR in LHC era (Lecture) Helen Caines
14:50-15:10 HLT - Run 9 results and Run 10 preparation Hao Qiu
15:10-15:30 Centrality determination in d+Au collisions Chitrasen Jena
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Low pT J/psi production in d+Au collisions Olga Hajkova
16:20-16:40 Pixel readout electronics for HFT in STAR - firmware Xiangming Sun

March 23rd, 2009

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

10:00-10:20 Correcting for Z-Vertex Variation in Two Particle Number Correlations Larry Tarini
10:30-11:30 CAD Spin Mei Bai
11:30-11:50 The STAR W program Brian Page
11:40-12:00 Local Polarimetry at STAR Ramon Cendejas
11:50-12:20 Coffee Break
14:00-15:00 Quark-Gluon Plasma in QCD, at RHIC, and in String Theory Krishna Rajagopal
15:00-15:30 STAR's Near Future Physics Program Nu Xu
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Phi meson measurements via K+K- and e+e- decays in run8 d+Au 200GeV collisions Xiaoping Zhang
16:20-16:40 Phi meson production and Cronin effect in d+Au collisions Chitrasen Jena
16:40-17:00 Rho0 vector meson production in CuCu collisions@200 & 62.4 GeV data at RHIC Prabhat Pujahari
17:00-17:20 The Physics of Ultra Peripheral Collisions at STAR Yury Gorbunov
17:00-17:20 J/psi production in minimum-bias d+Au collisions at sNN =200 GeV in STAR Chris Powell
17:40-18:00 PID v_2 and v_4 from Au+Au Collisions at 200GeV at RHIC Na Li

June 16th, 2008

UC Davis Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:50 What's Behind the Concrete Wall? A Closer Look at the STAR Detector and Some of its Hardware Jim Thomas
09:50-10:10 A new muon telescope detector at STAR David Tlusty
10:10-10:30 Gamma-conversion tomography of STAR Silicon detector in Cu+Cu collisions Kyung-Eon Choi
10:30-10:45 Morning Break 10:45-11:05 Strange Hadron elliptic flow from 200 GeV CuCu collisions Shusu Shi
11:05-11:25 Glauber Monte Carlo simulation in heavy ion collisions Hiroshi Masui
11:25-11:45 Studies of the jet fragmentation in p+p collisions in STAR Elena Bruna
11:45-12:05 Baryon to Meson ratios in jets and ridges Cristina Suarez
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:50 Predicting the Total Heavy Flavor Cross Section Ramona Vogt
14:50-15:10 Measuring the D0 and D_s yields in 200GeV Cu+Cu collisions Stephen Baumgart
15:10-15:30 Study of bottom quark contribution to nonphotonic electron by e-h correlations Shingo Sakai
15:30-15:45 Afternoon Break
15:45-16:05 J/Psi in 200 GeV Cu+Cu Daniel Kikola
16:05-16:25 Measurement of non-photonic electrons in Cu+Cu 200 GeV collisions Anders Knospe
16:25-16:45 Star TPC Space Charge and Grid Leak Calibration Hao Qiu
16:45-17:05 Performance and analysis using the Silicon Strip Detector Jonathan Bouchet

January 28th, 2008

Mumbai Collaboration Meeting,

09:00-09:50 Flow Analysis Methods Art Poskanzer
09:50-10:10 Open Charm Measurements with STAR HFT J. Kapitan
10:10-10:30 Saturation in Et/Nch and freeze-out criteria in heavy ion collisions R. Sahoo
10:30-10:50 SSD Performance Vi Namh Tram
11:05-11:25 Elliptic Flow of Jet Triggered Events N. Pruthi
11:25-11:45 Di-hadron correlations between identified strange particles C. Nattrass
11:45-12:05 System size dependence of pt correlations in STAR L. Kumar
14:00-14:50 QCD Critical Point S. Gupta
14:50-15:10 Centrality Dependence of charged kaon spectra from Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV Y. Ming
15:10-15:30 Resonance Production in STAR S. Dash
15:45-16:05 Multi-strange elliptic flow and parton collectivity from 200 GeV Au+Au and Cu+Cu collisions D. Gangadharan
16:05-16:25 Simulation on low pt eta and J/Psi-h correlations Y. Zhang

June 11th, 2007

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting,

9:00 am Heavy Flavor Energy Loss Simon Wicks
9:50 am Heavy Flavor Measurements Shingo Sakai
10:10 am Di-hadron Correlations w.r.t. the Reaction Plane Aoqi Feng>/br> 10:30 am Coffee & Tea
10:50 am STAR Upgrade and Physics Capability Zhangbu Xu
11:40 am Discussion of Long-Range Forward-Backward Correlations in A-A and pp collisions Terry Tarnowsky
12:00 noon Lunch
1:20 pm The Preliminary Test Beam Results of MTD Xiaobin Wang
1:40 pm GEM Test Results From Test Beam and its Implications Tai Sakuma
2:00 pm System Size and Energy Dependence of -meson Production at RHIC Xinhua Shi
2:20 pm v4 Measured with FTPC as Event Plane Jocelyn Mlynarz
3:00 pm 2005 pp Cross Section Julie Millane
3:20 pm Lambda polarization in polarized pp collisions Wei Zhou
3:40 pm Measuring ALL with Neutral Pions from run-6 Alan Hoffman
4:00 pm Transverse Spin Asymmetry in Lambda Hyperon Production Thomas Burton

July 10th, 2006

MIT Collaboration Meeting,

09:30-10:05 Mini Lecture: Heavy-Ion Physics M. Djordjevic
10:05-10:25 The Effects of Pile Up in Cu-Cu sqrt(NN)=200GeV Collisions Anthony Timmins
10:25-10:45 Transverse Energy Production at RHIC Raghunath Sahoo
10:45-11:05 Centrality Dependence of Azimuthal Anisotropy for (Multi)Strange Hadrons at 200GeV in Au+Au Collisions Yan Lu
11:05-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-11:40 K_S and Lambda's Cut Analysis Jiaxu Zuo
11:40-12:00 Forward-Backward Multiplicity Correlations in Au+Au at RHIC Terence J Tarnowsky
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:35 Mini Lecture: Spin Physics B. Surrow
14:35-14:55 Electron Identification Using BEMC Priscilla Kurnadi
14:55-15:15 Interference in rho-O Production in UPC Events Brooke Haag
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:50 Heavy Quark Tagged Azimuthal Correlations in Nuclear Collisions Andre Mischke
15:50-16:10 Di-Hadron Correlations in AuAu Collisions: Open Questions Mark Horner
16:10-16:30 Direct Photons with the Barrel Calorimeter Martijn Russcher

February 27th, 2006

Brookhven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting

09:00 - 09:15 Dihadron fragmentation functions in d+Au and Au+Au collisions Oana Catu
09:15 - 09:30 Two-Particle correlations involving V0s and charged tracks using the STAR TPC Leon Gaillard
09:30 - 09:45 Photons and neutral pions with the BEMC in d+Au Martijn Russcher
09:45 - 10:00 Non-photonic single electron spectra from TOF in 200 GeV Au+Au collisions at STAR Yifei Zhang
10:00 - 10:15 Muon spectra from charm semi-leptonic decay at 200 GeV Au+Au collisions at STAR Cjhen Zhong
10:15 - 10:30 Antideuteron production from run 4 Au+Au 200 GeV Haidong Liu
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:15 Efficiency Calculations for Neutral Strange Particles at STAR Anthony Timmins
11:15 - 11:30 Rho Production in Ultra-Peripheral Collisions Byoung-Chul Kim
11:30 - 11:45 Measurement of the double longitudinal spin asymmetry A_LL in inclusive jet production in polarized pp collisions at 200 GeV in RUN 5 Julie Millane