August 16, 2012
Breakthrough: RHIC Explores Matter at the Dawn of Time
Physicist Paul Sorensen describes discoveries made at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. At RHIC, scientists from around the world study what the universe may have looked like in the first microseconds after its birth, helping us to understand more about why the physical world works the way it does — from the smallest particles to the largest stars.
credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory