Johann Rafelski
Group- and News-worthy events
a selection, starting Summer 2017 (bottom)



Our group graduates December 2023 with Head of Department of Physics Shufang Su (on right); from left Mr. Evan LaForge (double best BSc student Physics/Math), Dr. Cheng Tao Yang, and Dr. Andrew S Steinmetz
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Awards,Awards a sample of 2023 crop
Left: Evan LaForge Best Student (Dec 2023)
Galileo Scholars: Chris Greyson, Evan LaForge, Will Price (image center: Chris Greyson honor lecture)
Right: Martin Formanek, Marie Curie Scholar

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Graduates of Classical and Quantum Relativity Class FALL 2023
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PhD Andrew Steinmetz
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PhD Cheng Tao Yang
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Group picture, Particles and Plasmas Workshop June 2023
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Scenes in Summer 2023: Hannah, Will, Martin in Prague ; Tamas Biro, Jan, Victoria in Budapest
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Arizona in Budapest 2023
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New working method: ZOOM in person: From right to left: Cheng Tao Yang, Chris M Grayson and JR at work on April 5, 2023: topic: strong field plasma physics.
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December 14, 2022 a PhD student from Frankfurt/Cape Town epoch transits into compulsory retirement at PTB-Berlin: Dr. Allard Schnabel of low magnetic field environment fame in the middle; on right: Dr. Bernhard Lauss, PSI, co-spokesperson of the nEDM collaboration (neutron dipole moment measurement)
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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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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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Completed Fulbright Fellowship 2018/9 and 2020/21
interrupted by Covid19
at the Wigner Institute, Budapest, Hungary                          Elected to Academia Europea 2021

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Visit end July 2021 to Visegrad Castle near Budapest, Hungary; in the pcitures
Norbert Kroo, Tamas Biro on the left; Johann Rafelski, Victoria Grossack and Norbert Kroo on the right

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Pandemic 2020: Research activities continue
after March 20 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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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 )

July 2017 visit with John W Clark to the island of Madeira in midst of the Atlantic Ocean.
One speaks portugese here. This is arguably most recent hot-spot in middle of solid Earth surface, perhaps CUDO created?

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updated December 16, 2023