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My research interests center around extremely hot and dense QCD matter, the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP), created in the overlap area of nuclear densities in collisions of relativistic nuclei.

The goal of my project is to study production of strange quarks (strangeness) at the ALICE experiment at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland). I aim to confront the hypothesis that strangeness is mainly produced at the time the hadrons are formed, as in the Lund string model, with the hypothesis that strange quarks are deconfined before they hadronize, as in the QGP - by measuring the momentum-space correlation between multi-strange baryons and other hadrons.

Alongside this, I am among the developers of a computational model called Abrasion - Ablation Monte Carlo for Colliders (AAMCC), which provides detailed information about spectator matter formed of nucleons beyond the overlap. The characteristics of the secondary particles formed as a result of collisions of relativistic nuclei, as well as the conditions of formation of QGP, significantly depend on the initial geometry of the collision. One of the methods to determine the geometry of a nucleus–nucleus collision event, including its centrality and reaction plane, is the detection of forward nucleons. For that reason, a reliable theoretical description of the properties of spectator matter is necessary.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation

Free keywords

  • Relativistic collisions
  • Transverse momentum
  • Hadrons
  • Charged particles
  • Heavy Ion Physics
  • Strangeness enhancement
  • Monte Carlo codes
  • Centrality determination
  • Nuclear fragmentation
  • Spectator matter

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