plot from arXiv:0905.0174

High-energy nuclear physics

  • Wondering how to create matters in early universe
  • Wondering the origins of nucleus and nucleon
  • Wondering the interaction between quarks and gluons

In the heavy-ion collision experiment, a large amount of energy which is used for accelerating the nucleus is concentrated on a small area during a short time, hence the energy density becomes very high, so do the temperature and pressure. For this reason, the heavy-ion collision experiment can reproduce situation immediately after big bang. Many physicists predict that Quark-Gluon plasma (QGP) is derived from such mini big bang and investigate that the characteristics of QGP can be verified experimentally. Therefore, the high-energy heavy-ion collision experiment is regarded as a probe to investigate an origin of matters which constructs universe.


Researches in Inha Univ.

Theory (Prof. Jin-Hee Yoon)

  • Trying to theoretical modeling for phenomena in Quark-Gluon plasma (QGP) produced via heavy-ion collision experiments.
    • Application of AdS/CFT potential on the meson mass using two-body Dirac equations
    • Bremsstrahlung for jet particles in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

Experiment (Prof. MinJung Kweon)

  • Performing heavy-ion collision experiments by joining ALICE collaboration at CERN.
    • ITS (Inner Tracking System) detector upgrade
    • Measurement of electrons from beauty-hadron decays in p-Pb collisions at {s_NN} = 5.02 TeV with ALICE at the LHC


Cooperative institute


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