SN0399 : High PT Physics With the STAR Experiment at RHIC

Author(s):K. Turner (for the STAR Collaboration)
Date:May. 14, 1999
Abstract:The STAR experiment at RHIC is a TPC-based, general purpose detector designed to obtain charged particle spectra, with an emphasis on hadrons over a large phase space. An electromagnetic calorimeter provides measurement of electrons, photons, pi-zeros and jets. Data-taking with Au + Au collisions at sqrt(s) = 200 GeV begins in Fall 1999. The STAR experiment's investigation of techniques and signals using hard probes to study the high energy-density matter at RHIC and to search for quark-gluon plasma formation will be described.
Keywords:conference proceeding