The 18th International Symposium on Spin

October 6-11, 2008
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA USA

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First Name Frank
Last Name Ellinghaus
Affiliation Univ. of Mainz/ Univ. of Colorado
Title Review of $\Delta G$ programs in DIS and pp
Topic Oral
Abstract of 200 words or less
The polarized gluon distribution function $\Delta g$ is presently studied at various deep inelastic scattering and pp experiments. The goal is to eventually determine the contribution of the gluon spins $\Delta G$ to the overall spin-1/2 of the proton, given that the quark spins are known to only contribute at the level of 30%. A review of the present status and prospects will be given.