David Hofman, chair of the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will present “A Frontier of Nuclear Physics: Studying the Quark Gluon Plasma” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Moulton Hall, room 214. The talk is part of the Spring 2016 Physics Colloquium.

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David Hofman

Hofman’s area of scientific research is experimental high-energy nuclear physics. He is interested in creating and studying a new phase of matter, called the “quark gluon plasma,” which is believed to have existed at the birth of the universe. His research is carried out at two large colliders, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) accelerator at CERN in Switzerland.

The event is free and open to the public. For accommodation requests or more information on the colloquium series, contact the Department of Physics at 438-8756 or email Kerry Stewart at krstewa@ilstu.edu.