Parity-violating Spin Asymmetries at RHIC

April 26 & 27, 2007

A RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

(all talks will be in the Large Seminar Room)

Thursday, April 26
Motivation for W physics at RHIC  (Chair: L. Trueman)
8:30 - 9:00
Registration

9:00 - 9:05
N. Samios
Welcome
9:05 - 9:50 J. Soffer
Opening talk: Spin and W physics at RHIC-BNL
9:50 - 10:35 C. Weiss
Sea quark polarization and nucleon structure
10:35 - 11:00 (coffee)

11:00 - 11:30
M. Bai
Polarized protons in RHIC at 500 GeV
11:30 - 12:15 P. Nadolsky
Single-spin asymmetries in W and Z boson production + RhicBos update
12:15 - 12:45
S. Arnold
Longitudinal single-spin asymmetries in pp scattering with a hadronic final state
12:45 - 14:00
(lunch)

Determinations of polarized sea distributions in SIDIS  (Chair: G. Bunce)
14:00 - 14:30
J.P. Chen
Spin-flavor decomposition
14:30 - 15:00
H. Santos
Inclusive and SIDIS at COMPASS
15:00 - 15:30
M. Stratmann
Global analysis of fragmentation functions and their uncertainties
15:30 - 16:00
(coffee)

16:00 - 16:30
E. Kinney
Semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering at HERMES and at the proposed EIC
16:30 - 17:00
X. Jiang
Polarized parton distributions and experiments at Jefferson Lab
17:00

Discussion: SIDIS




Friday, April 27
W physics experiments at RHIC (Chairs: M. Perdekamp / B. Surrow)
9:00 - 9:45
R. Seidl
Plans and prospects for W-physics with PHENIX
9:45 - 10:30
F. Simon Plans and prospects for W-physics with STAR
10:30 - 11:00 (coffee)
11:00 - 11:30 M. Rijssenbeek
W reconstruction at the Tevatron and SPS
11:30 - 12:30
Discussion: RHIC detector capabilities
12:30 - 14:00
(lunch)

Theory studies and other opportunities in W physics (Chair: W. Vogelsang)
14:00 - 14:30 A. Mukherjee
Threshold resummation for W production at RHIC
14:30 - 15:00 H. Yokoya
Future possibilities for W physics
15:00 - 15:30
Discussion: tasks for theory and impact of RHIC W data on global pdf analysis
15:30 - 16:00 (coffee)

16:00 - 16:30
J.C. Peng
Flavor structure of the nucleon and W-production
16:30 - 17:00
P. Souder
Experiments on Parity Violation at JLab