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Ph.D. in Physics, Yale, 2006
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Experimental Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics. My research investigates the fundamental theory of strong interaction of subatomic particles - QCD - at extreme conditions of temperature and density. I am particularly interested in high-transverse-momentum particle production as they provide a fundamental probe of the matter produced in heavy-ion collisions, in particular, probing the medium density. I explore jet energy loss suffered by hard scattered quarks and gluons passing through the medium through fully reconstructed jets. Specifically I investigate the dijet asymmetry, evolution of fragmentation functions, jet coincidences and jet shapes. Department of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Student Instructor: Department of Physics, Yale University (2000-2005)
PHYS 110 Themes in Modern Physics
PHYS 165/6 General Physics Laboratory
PHYS 180 Advanced General Physics
PHYS 205 Modern Physical Measurement
PHYS 300 Intermediate Physics
PHYS 301 Introduction to Mathematical Methods Of Physics
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: Department of Physics, Bogazici University (19971998)
PHYS 102 Thermodynamics and Mechanical Equilibrium Laboratory
PHYS 201 Electromagnetism and Optics 1 Laboratory
Memberships and Professional Service
American Physical Society (APS), Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) and Division of Nuclear
STAR Collaboration at RHIC. (2000-Present)
Participation in Strangeness and High PT (Jet Corr) Physics Working Groups.
ALICE Collaboration at LHC.(2006-2009)
CMS Collaboration at LHC.(2009-Present)
Grants, Honors, and Awards
The Klaus Kinder-Geiger Award for the best talk. Hot Quarks 2008 - Estes Park, CO.
Thesis Honorable Mention Award Winner. Thesis Award Competition - 2007, Brookhaven National
Laboratory, Long Island, NY.
New Talents Award for the Best Overview of an Experimental Subject, 2004. Ettore Majorana
Foundation and Center For Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy.
Patrick M.S. Blackett Diploma, 2004. EttoreMajorana Foundation and Center For Scientific Culture,
Gibbs Fellowship, 20002002. Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Undergraduate Academic Achievement Scholarship, 19992000. University Of California at Berkeley,
Academic Interests and Plans
I study experimental high-energy nuclear physics and investigate the properties of strongly interacting, very hot and dense QCD matter produced in Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, NY. I am a member of CMS Collaboration at LHC and STAR Collaboration at RHIC. The CMS experiment at the LHC is a general multi-purpose detector designed to explore physics at the large (TeV) energy scales. The STAR Experiment is one of the two large scale experiments at RHIC and is designed to measure the particles that are produced in the collisions of proton to gold ions. In these experiments I explore how matter originally formed .