Johann Rafelski, Homepage, Professor of Physics, University of Arizona Quark Gluon Plasma Quark Matter Special Relativity Matters (Photo)(Photo)

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In picture: 31 years after
picture taken at FIAS on June 28, 2017

the three authors of 1986 Strangness Signature of QGP bestsellers: Strangeness in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, Phys.Rept. 142 (1986) 167-262 (from left to right: Berndt Muller, Peter Koch and Johann Rafelski);

  • Student and Teaching information

  • List and pdf's of recent talks

  • Research interests and related links

  • Essay: How was QGP discovered?

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Google Scholar list of publications

  • Books authored and edited

  • Strangness (and charm, bottom) publication list


    Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics at the June 13, 2017, Rudolph Bock 90 year fest at GSI; from left to right: Hans Specht, Ulrich Mosel, Johann Rafelski, Hans Gutbrod, Reinhard Stock, Wolfram von Oertzen, Johanna Stachel, Peter Braun-Munzinger, Paolo Giubellino (Photo Credit Gabi Otto, GSI)

    updated July 10/August12, 2017