Theoretical high energy particle
and nuclear physics
My research concerns the theory of strong interactions-Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).
This is the theory of quarks interacting by means of gauge fields -gluons.
In particular I am interested in applications of QCD to novel physical phenomena observed at Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN in Geneva.
- Heavy ion (i.e. nucleus-nucleus) collisions and their dynamics, creation and diagnostics of new state of matter -Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP). This research involves the use of perturbative and nonperturbative QCD, relativistic statistical mechanics and relativistic kinetic theory.
- Application of perturbative QCD (i.e. described by Feynman diagrams) to the search of new particles beyond the standard model and to the precise determination of the parameters of the standard model.
- Theory of confinement, how one can see confinement effects at high energy processes at LHC?
The research is in close collaboration with theory groups in CERN and Penn.
- Blok, B., Jäkel, C.D., Strikman, M. et al. J. High Energ. Phys. 1712, 74, (2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP12(2017)074
- Blok, B., Dokshitzer , Yu., Strikman, M., Phys. Lett. B. 774, 26, (2017)
A complete list of my publications can be found on Inspire HEP