Past Juniors' Days

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.]

March 1st, 2021

CTU Prague Collaboration Meeting (Online only),

September 14th, 2020

IISER Tirupati Collaboration Meeting (Online only),

March 11th, 2020 (Cancelled)

UC Berkeley Collaboration Meeting,

August 19th, 2019

Cracow Collaboration Meeting,

[ Some junior days happened here ... ]

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