Michael Strickland

Michael Strickland

Professor and Chair - Department of Physics
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Michael Strickland is a theoretical physicist who specializes in high-energy particle physics, heavy ion collisions, and finite temperature/density quantum field theory.  Michael's primary interest is the physics of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP). These plasmas are predicted by quantum chromodynamics (QCD) to have existed until approximately 10-5 seconds after the big bang and are currently being studied terrestrially by experimentalists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Labs and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.  These exciting experiments are increasing our knowledge of the behavior of matter under extreme conditions.

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Recent Publications

  1. Q. Du, M. Strickland, and U. Tantary, N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills thermodynamics to order λ2, J. High Energ. Phys. 2021, 64, PDFAbstract, (2021).
  2. N. Brambilla, M. Escobedo, M. Strickland, A. Vairo, P. Vander Griend, and J. Weber, Bottomonium suppression in an open quantum system using the quantum trajectories method, J. High Energ. Phys. 2021, 136, PDFAbstract, (2021).
  3. N. Haque and M. Strickland, NNLO HTLpt predictions for the curvature of the QCD phase transition line, Phys. Rev. C 103, 031901, PDFAbstract, (2021).
  4. A. Islam and M. Strickland, Bottomonium suppression and elliptic flow using Heavy Quarkonium Quantum Dynamics, J. High Energ. Phys. 2021, 235, PDFAbstract, (2020).
  5. A. Islam and M. Strickland, Bottomonium suppression and elliptic flow from real-time quantum evolution, Phys. Lett. B., 811, 135949, PDFAbstract, (2020).
  6. P.P. Bhaduri, M. Alqahtani, N. Borghini, A. Jaiswal, and M. Strickland, Fireball tomography from bottomonia elliptic flow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions, Eur. Phys. J. C 81, 585, PDFAbstract, (2021).
  7. M. Alqahtani and M. Strickland, Pion interferometry at 200 GeV using anisotropic hydrodynamics, Phys. Rev. C 102, 064902, PDFAbstract, (2020).
  8. H. Alalawi and M. Strickland, An improved anisotropic hydrodynamics ansatz, Phys. Rev. C 102, 064904, PDFAbstract, (2020).
  9. Q. Du, M. Strickland, U. Tantary, and B.-W. Zhang, Two-loop HTL-resummed thermodynamics for N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, Journal of High Energy Physics 2020, 38, PDFAbstract, (2020).
  10. D. Almaalol, A. Kurkela, and M. Strickland, Non-equilibrium attractor in high-temperature QCD plasmas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 122302, PDFAbstract, (2020).

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High Energy Physics, Finite Temperature Field Theory, Quark Gluon Plasma, Heavy Ion Collisions, Nuclear Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Computational Methods


Ohio State University, Adjunct Professor; Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Adjunct Fellow; Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, KITP Scholar