Bolek Wyslouch

Academics

I am a Professor at the Physics Department at MIT.

Research

I am studying the interactions between the subatomic particles by looking at the violent collisions of heavy ions. My colleagues and I are hoping to observe the creation of a new state of nuclear matter, the Quark Gluon Plasma.

Phobos experiment at RHIC

In summer of 2000 Gold nuclei were smashed against each other inside vacuum pipes of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Accelerator, recently commissioned at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York. Since then we have taken Gold-Gold at several energies. Recently we finished collecting data in Deuteron-Gold collisions.

Phobos collaboration  has built and it is operating a compact detector to measure particles emerging from these collisions. The Phobos experiment is installed at the RHIC accelerator.

CMS experiment at CERN

In few years a new accelerator will begin operation at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics CERN located near Geneva in Switzerland and France. I am working with the heavy ion group of the CMS experiment to prepare the detector to receive collisions of heavy ions in the LHC.

How to contact me ?

You can find my address in Phobos Collaboration Database.

Teaching

This spring I am teaching MIT's course 8.01. 8.01 teaches mechanics.

Places I like to visit

My home country, Poland, and another beautiful country, Colombia.!


Last Modified Thursday, March 27, 2003 07:23:42 AM by wyslouch@mit.edu.