Many questions about the evolution of the universe require input from astronomy and nuclear and high-energy physics.
Relativistic heavy-ion collisions can be used to create matter that existed a few microseconds after the big-bang.
The Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory will start producing the Quark-Gluon Plasma in 1999.
Four RHIC experiments will study the properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma.
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