From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme*

@article{Heinz2008FromST,
  title={From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme*},
  author={U. Heinz},
  journal={Physica Scripta},
  year={2008},
  volume={78},
  pages={028005}
}
  • U. Heinz
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • Physica Scripta
Maurice Jacob played a key role in bringing together different groups from the experimental and theoretical nuclear and particle physics communities to initiate an ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collision program at the CERN SPS, in order to search for the quark-gluon plasma. I review the history of this program from its beginnings to the time when the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) started operation. I close by providing a glimpse of the important… Expand
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