PHENIX Research Project
BNL - Long Island, NY
Matthias Grosse Perdekamp, Anne Sickles

PHENIXOur understanding of proton sub-structure is closely connected to the physics of the quantum chromodynamics (QCD) vacuum at high energy densities: the properties of the proton cannot be understood without taking into account the complex "sea" of virtual quark, anti-quark pairs and gluons inside the proton. In PHENIX, we study the sub-structure of protons in proton-nucleus and polarized proton-proton collisions leading to a very broad and rigorous program in the physics of hadrons and QCD as the theory describing their interactions and structure.

PHENIX Interview