Nuclear Theory

George Fai

The major objective of Prof. George Fai's nuclear theory research program is to explore the properties of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), a high-energy phase of matter where quarks and gluons play the role of elementary constituents. The understanding of this strongly-interacting phase is important not only for nuclear and high-energy physics, but also for progress in astrophysics and cosmology. Research is focused on hard probes, rare products of violent scatterings of the quarks and gluons (partons) contained in the incoming nuclei, as diagnostic tools of the properties of the QGP.