Associate Chair & Graduate Advisor
The major goal of my research is to explore the properties of ultra-dense (10 to 20 times denser than atomic nuclei) and ultra-hot (100 billion Kelvin) matter, as it exists in the cores of neutron stars and is produced in ultra-relativistic particle collision experiments.
At such extraordinary densities atoms themselves collapse, and atomic nuclei are squeezed so tightly together that novel states of matter are formed. These include exotic condensates of elementary particles and the possible formation of a plasma composed of the most fundamental building blocks of matter-the quarks.
- Gentry Marks, B.S. Physics
- Alexis Romero, B.S. Physics
- Adrien Atallah, M.S. Physics
- Richard Mellinger, M.S. Physics
- Joe Hellmers, M.S. Computational Science
- William Spinella, Ph.D., Computational Science
- Omair Zubairi, Ph.D., Computational Science
- Dr. Milva Orsaria
NSF grant for “Astrophysical Studies of Quark Deconfinement”