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Johann Rafelski

Johann Rafelski

Professor of Physics
Dr. Phil. Nat, 1973, University of Frankfurt
rafelski@physics.arizona.edu
Office: PAS 386D
Phone: 520-990-4213
Personal Website

Research interests in theoretical physics with current emphasis on the study of quark-gluon plasma (QGP) and strange particle production in high energy nuclear collisions (RHIC). Ongoing research work extends to investigation of the quantum vacuum structure and quantum transport theory. Further research interests include exploration of cosmological QGP era, and dark matter and dark energy in the Universe. Active international collaborations involve researchers from Brazil, France, Poland, and the European Center for High Energy Research - CERN in Geneva. Courses taught in past two years were: Methods in Mathematical Physics, Graduate Quantum Mechanics, Current Topics in Nuclear Theory.

John Rutherfoord

John Rutherfoord

Professor of Physics
Ph.D., 1968, Cornell Univerisity
rutherfo@physics.arizona.edu
Office: PAS 442
Phone: 520-621-2657
Arvinder Sandhu

Arvinder Sandhu

Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D., 2005, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
sandhu@physics.arizona.edu
Office: PAS 551
Phone: 520-621-6786
Personal Website

My research interest lies in employing ultrashort pulses of light to explore atomic and molecular phenomenon occurring on femtosecond and attosecond timescale. Topics of current interest include development of efficient attosecond sources in the extreme-ultraviolet regime, behavior of matter under extreme conditions where interactions are highly nonlinear, femtosecond dynamics of light absorption and dissipation in semiconductors and nanostructures, coherent control of quantum dynamics and attosecond spectroscopy with high harmonic sources.

Ina Sarcevic

Ina Sarcevic

Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Ph.D., 1986, University of Minnesota
ina@physics.arizona.edu
Office: PAS 420B
Phone: 520-621-4392
Personal Website

Current research interests include the study of the quark-gluon substructure of nuclear matter; possible signals of quark-gluon plasma formation in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions; heavy-quark production in hadronic and heavy-ion collisions; ultrahigh energy neutrino interactions of relevance to the detection of Active Galactic Nuclei and of Dark Matter Candidates and studying the dynamics of particle production in Active Galactic Nuclei.

Michael Shupe

Michael Shupe

Professor of Physics
Ph.D., 1976, Tufts University
shupe@physics.arizona.edu
Office: PAS 450
Phone: 520-621-2679
Charles Stafford

Charles Stafford

Professor of Physics
Ph.D., 1992, Princeton University
stafford@physics.arizona.edu
Office: PAS 347
Phone: 520-626-4260
Personal Website

Current research focuses on structure, dynamics, and quantum transport in nanoscale conductors; tunneling in complex systems; quantum chaos.

Shufang Su

Shufang Su

Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D., 2000, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
shufang@physics.arizona.edu
Office: PAS 420L
Phone: 520-621-2866
Personal Website

Research interests are new physics beyond the Standard Model and particle phenomenology. Current research activities include phenomenology of low energy supersymmetric models, collider searches, Higgs studies, top-quark physics, electroweak precision measurements and particle cosmology.