The Baseline STAR Hardware Controls System is a collaborative effort of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and four Academic Institutions, of which Creighton University is the largest contributor. The system was created using software which was developed at Argonne and Los Alamos National Laboratories for particle accelerator controls. The STAR experiment currently controls and monitors approximately 30,000 parameters (temperatures, voltages, etc.).
Members of the research group at the STAR Control Room at RHIC
Undergraduate students' contributions to this project have been and continue to be significant. Students are involved in the development and implementation of EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Controls System) software.
Dr Michael Cherney, Dr. Chanaka De Silva and Jiro Fujita are the faculty who work with STAR.