STAR run19-20 BUR


 STAR Beam Use Request for Runs 19 and 20



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    • draft document to Collaboration: April 17, 2018
    • final version to Berndt Mueller: May 1, 2018
    • NPP 2018 PAC Meeting: June 7-8, 2018
BUR 2018 Document

Official charge Berndt Mueller

Dear Helen & Zhangbu:

I am writing to solicit the STAR beam use requestDear Helen & Zhangbu:
I am writing to solicit the STAR beam use request for RHIC Run-19
and to request presentations from the RHIC collaborations at this
year’s PAC meeting, which is scheduled to be held on June 7-8, 2018.
We anticipate the 2019 RHIC run to constitute the first year of a
two-year high statistics beam energy scan. The 2017 PAC assigned
highest priority to proposed Au+Au runs at 11.5, 14.5, and 19.6 GeV, 
interleaved by brief fixed target runs at the same beam energies, as 
well as dedicated fixed target runs corresponding to CM energies of 
7.7, 6.2, and 5.2 GeV. The PAC tentatively recommended Au+Au runs in 
the collider mode at 9.1 and 7.7 GeV during the 2020 RHIC campaign.
The STAR collaboration should not simply take these tentative 
recommendations as a given, but reconsider and justify the prioritized 
set of beam energies and the requested accumulated statistics at each 
energy, assuming either 24 cryo-week runs or 20 cryo-week runs in each 
of the years 2019 and 2020.
The beam use request should be submitted no later than May 1 in order 
to allow the PAC members to study it in detail before the meeting.
In addition to the STAR beam use request, I would like to request
updates from STAR and PHENIX on the status of results from Runs 14-17 
(14-16 for PHENIX).
Best regards

2018 PAC Committee Members 

M. Gazdzicki (CERN), J. Harris (Yale, chair), H. Huang (UCLA),
V. Koch (LBNL), J.C. Peng (UIUC), S. Pratt (MSU), K. Rajagopal (MIT),
A. Schaefer (Regensburg), M. Stephanov (UIC), and J. Velkovska (Vanderbilt).
Scott Pratt has indicated that he will not be able to attend.

STAR BUR Committee and Assignments

Physics Highlights (Runs 14-17) -- Heavy Ion: Xin Dong, Takafumi Niida; Spin: Kevin Adkins
Run 19/20 Requests --  BES2: Declan Keane, Grazyna Odyniec, Sevil Salur; FXT: Daniel Cebra, Terry Tarnowsky
Upgrades           --  Flemming Videbaek, Rosi Reed, Ingo Deppner
Ex-Officio         --  Helen Caines, Zhenyu Ye, Jim Drachenburg, Grigory Nigmatkulov
Frank Geurts (chair)