CU Physics Professors Perepelitsa, Nagle, and Graduate Students Build New Detector Components for Brookhaven National Laboratory

July 9, 2021

View the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) news feature, " sPHENIX Assembly Shifts into Visible High Gear " which describes the work scientists and collaborators—including nuclear physics Professors Dennis Perepelitsa, Jamie Nagle, and a team of four graduate students—are doing to build and test components for sPHENIX, a 1000-ton particle detector...

Daily Camera - CU Boulder researchers recreate droplets of early universe matter

Dec. 17, 2018

National Nuclear Physics School 2017 Hosted in Boulder

Aug. 8, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder hosted the National Nuclear Physics Summer School on campus from July 9-22, 2017. This is an annual two-week series of lectures for graduate students and postdoctoral research scientists in nuclear physics, and is funded by the National Science Foundation. Each summer the school is in...

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Receives Approval for Upgraded sPHENIX Detector

Feb. 1, 2017

View the BNL Press Release Brookhaven National Laboratory has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy recently granted "Critical Decision-Zero" (CD-0) status to the sPHENIX project, a proposed upgrade of the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). This decision paves the way for building a ground-breaking research...

CU Physicists help reveal secrets of the "perfect fluid" formed in Big Bang

July 17, 2015

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has succeeded in creating distinct droplets of the quark-gluon plasma, the material that made up the Universe during the very first moments of the Big Bang. "These experiments are revealing the key elements required for...

Quark-Gluon Droplets Discovered at BNL's PHENIX Experiment

Dec. 9, 2013

CU Physics Professor Jamie Nagle is a group leader in a new discovery about the quark-gluon plasma. Researchers at the PHENIX detecter at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider made an unexpected discovery during an experiment that creates a quark-gluon plasma, the type of matter that existed in the first few...