Johann Rafelski
Group- and News-worthy events, a selection



Sending Stefan off to Dresden: Gathering on Sept 17, 2022 JR home, Photos Hannah Isaac
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Foreign (Honorary) Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science (MTA): Click here to see the inaugural lecture June 13, 2022 at the MTA YouTube channel
After Lecture: Presentation of diploma by Norbert Kroo (MTA video screen shot)
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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

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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 Phys. Rev. D 106, 014011 - Published 18 July 2022
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A new undergraduate text book Modern Special Relativity by Johann Rafelski: (March 2022)
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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)
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Elected to Academia Europea 2021             Completed Fulbright Fellowship 2018/9 and 2020/21 interrupted by Covid19 at the Wigner Institute, Budapest, Hungary
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Visit end July 2021 to Visegrad Castle near Budapest, Hungary; in the pcitures Norbert Kroo, Tamas Biro, Victoria Grossack and Johann Rafelski
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Research activities
continue since late March
in virtual space.
After first challenges
this works as good or better
compared to in person meetings!







































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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".















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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











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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.










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Preparatory visit to Budapest in 2018 upon award of Flex Fulbright Fellowship.















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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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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 )






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July 2017 visit with John W Clark to the CUDO created island of Madeira in midst of the Atlantic Ocean. One speaks portugese here.

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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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    Strangeness and QGP cover story Nature Physics June 2017
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    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)

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    Graduation Ceremony University of Arizona May 2006: With Roy Glauber a friend from CERN epoch in late 70's, Nobel Prize winner 2005 receiving honorary PhD degree; Roy was nominated in September 2005 (before Noble Prize announcement)








    updated October 6, 2022