The PHOBOS experiment is based on the premise that interesting collisions are rare, but that when they do occur, new physics are readily identified. Thus the PHOBOS detector was designed to examine and analyze a very large number of unselected gold ion collisions. For each collision, the detector gives a global picture of the consequences of the collision and detailed information about a small subset of the nuclear fragments ejected from the high energy-density region.

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