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

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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)










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Half of the Nobel Prize 2018
to a future with Strong Fields:

Gerard Mourou and
Donna Strickland

Photo at Lake Geneva 2013
Front: Gerard Mourou, Marcelle
Donna Strickland
2nd row: Johann and Victoria
PDF: The light-pulse horizon;
CERN Courier 2009

Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) project launch
Paris 2008: to right speaking Gerard Mourou




Center: Johann Rafelski and B. Manuel Hegelich, the three authors of
Probing the quantum vacuum with ultra intense laser pulses
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picture taken at FIAS on June 28, 2017
In picture: 31 years after: L to R: Berndt Muller, Peter Koch and Johann Rafelski
the three authors of 1986 Strangness Signature of QGP bestsellers:
Strangeness in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, Phys.Rept. 142 (1986) 167-262

See update "From Strangeness Enhancement to Quark-Gluon Plasma Discovery"


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Latest Book: Teaching Special Relativity introducing the physical reality (JS Bell method) -- RELATIVITY MATTERS: From Einstein's EMC2 to Laser Particle Acceleration and Quark-Gluon Plasma (US web-link) (and German web-link )