Jamie Nagle – University of Copenhagen

15 January 2011

Jamie Nagle

Prof. Jamie Nagle from the University of Colorado at Boulder visited the Discovery Center in the period January 1 - June 30, 2011.

Research Interests

My current research is in the field of experimental high-energy heavy ion physics. The current theory of strong interactions Quantum ChromoDynamics (QCD) predicts that nuclear matter at high density (like in the center of neutron stars) and high temperature (hotter than at the center of the Sun) will undergo a phase transformation, where particles called quarks and gluons are no longer confined to individual protons and neutrons. The formation and experimental detection of such a state (called the quark-gluon plasma or QGP) is the primary objective of high-energy nuclear physics.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) rated the "Perfect Liquid at RHIC" the top physics story of 2005.