Johann Rafelski, Arizona Strong Fields Strangeness Quark Gluon Plasma Special Relativity Matters
May 2022; Vacuum Structure, Particles and Plasmas conference in Budapest - curising the Danube; All AZ is on deck; From left to right:
Martin Formanek (ELI-Beamlines Prague) Chris M. Grayson, JR, VAG, Stefan Evans, Francois Lemery (DESY-Hamburg), Tamas Biro (Wigner Institute), conference chair
April 2022 = QGP response to magnetic field paper being finalized, working group sits in one ZOOM office, several institutions, two continents; see manuscript arXiv:2204.14186
A new undergraduate text book Modern Special Relativity by Johann Rafelski: (in press March 2022)
Nov 7, 2021 group dinner; appetizers on a terrace overlooking Catalina Mountains,standing from left to right: UA Physics Graduate Students Chris, Will, Cheng Tao, Andrew, Stefan (photo: Hannah Isaac)
Elected to Academia Europea 2021             Completed Fulbright Fellowship 2018/9 and 2020/21 interrupted by Covid19 at the Wigner Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Visit end July 2021 to Visegrad Castle near Budapest, Hungary; in the pcitures Norbert Kroo, Tamas Biro, Victoria Grossack and Johann Rafelski
continue since late March
in virtual space.
After first challenges
this works as good or better
compared to in person meetings!
Following on his CERN Dec. 12 2019 colloquium, Gerard Mourou and the author are photographed at the comemorative CERN location "where the web was born".
A former Arizona undergraduate Francois LeMery (now at DESY) at a dinner with the Spoksman of NA61 Marek Gazdzicki (on left in picture) and the author, in Kielce Poland on December 5 2019. Photo M. Magda Gazdzicki
Arizona graduate students at Lake Balaton, Hungary, June 2019: front right Stefan Evans (Ph.D. Cand) facing Dr. Tamas Biro, Deputy Director of MTA-Wigner Institute, behind Stefan, under window we see Martin Formanek (Ph.D. Cand) covering up Prof. Denes Molnar from Purdue University, in conversation across him with Prof. Miklos Gyulassy, Berkley. Far under window we seee Dr. Peter Van from MTA-Wigner, and last at table under window is Prof. Laslo Csernai from Bergen, Norway.
Preparatory visit to Budapest in 2018 upon award of Flex Fulbright Fellowship.
An Arizona hike with Students late 2018: in front Andrew Steinmetz (Ph.D. Cand), Gustavs Kehris (Undergrad), Stefan Evans (Ph.D.Cand), Cheng Tao Yang (Ph.D. Cand); in the back Victoria and Jan.Photographer: Martin Formanek (Ph.D. Cand)
Strangeness and QGP cover story Nature Physics June 2017
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 September 24, 2021