RHIC Retreat 2007

July 16-17, 2007. Two Trees Inn, CT

July 20, Closeout, at BNL





Overall Agenda Retreat Goals Steering Committee   Retreat Summary


Monday July 16 - AM

Opening Session


Chairman: T. Roser


Welcome Pilat

Enhanced RHIC Fischer

Overview Run-7 Drees

Overview Injectors Ahrens

STAR Christie

PHENIX - Leitch




Monday July16 - PM

Preparation for d-Au


Organizer: K. Gardner

Session Chair: A. Drees

Introduction Gardner

Storage RF + SC for d-A + AGS merge Brennan

Tandem performance Steski

Lattice (beta*, IBS) Satogata

Transition crossing Montag

Switch over Jamilkowsky

To scrub or not to scrub Zhang



 Monday July 16 - PM

Preparation for PP


Organizer: C. Montag

Session Chair: W. Fischer

AGS Polarization Huang

Lattice, aperture, feedback Montag

9 MHz cavity Brennan

Tune and coupling feedback Marusic

Nonlinear chromaticity - Luo

Polarimeters Sivertz



Tuesday July 17 - AM

New Developments

8:30 10:15

Organizer: T. Roser

Session Chair: V. Ptitsyn


Transverse stoch. cooling Blaskiewicz

Low beta* options Trbojevic

SRF for RHIC Ben-Zvi

E-cooling update Litvinenko

Electron lens Luo

Uranium production Alessi

Running at low energy Satogata



Tuesday July 17- AM and PM

System reliability and machine uptime


Organizer: F. Pilat

Session Chair: V. Litvinenko

Introduction Pilat

Operations and Uptime Ingrassia

Turnaround time Kling

Maintenance Sampson

2:00-6:00 PM

RHIC Abort system- Ahrens

Pulsed power systems Zhang

Power supplies Bruno

Electrical systems Sandberg

RF systems, injectors +RHIC Zaltsman

Controls Hardware - Oerter

Controls Software - Morris

Access controls Reich

BPM, IPM, BBQ in operation Russo

Cryogenics- Tuozzolo

Vacuum - Mapes



Friday, July 20th

Snyder Auditorium, AM

Closing Session at BNL

10-12:15 am

Session Chair: D. Lowenstein

Introduction - Lowenstein

Summary d-Au Gardner

Summary P-P Montag

Summary reliability & uptime - Pilat

Plans for RHIC-II Roser



Attendance is by invitation only, in order for the discussion groups to be small, open, and direct.

List of attending.





Coffee upon arrival on Monday 16

Buffet Lunch will be served on Monday 16

Coffee break Monday afternoon.


Continental Breakfast Tuesday morning

Buffet Lunch will be served on Tuesday 17

Coffee break Tuesday afternoon.


Dinners will be no- host and free




The recommended way to reach the resort is the Sea-Jet from Orient Point,

where you can leave your car parked.

Attendees will have to be at Orient Point no later than 7:30 am to make sure they make

the departing 8:00 am Sea-Jet Ferry.

There will be a coach bus at New London to take us to the Two Trees Inn (arrive at 9:30 am).

Luggage storage is provided at the Business Center. (Check-in is at 3:00PM)

The cost of a same day round trip (July 16th) is $29.50 and if your staying overnight the

round trip fare is $37.00

The Sea-Jet return hours in the evening are 5pm, 7pm, and the last is 9pm (7/16 & 7/17)

Alternatively, take the car on the ferry at Orient to New London (Parking at Foxwoods is free).




All room charges will be covered by a binding contract between Brookhaven National Laboratory and Foxwoods

See meals. Dinners are not covered.