[ˈaːlɛksɐs mɐzɛˈlʲæuˑskɐs]
[AH-lexas ma-zeh-LYOW-skas]
I am a theoretical physicist at CERN.
I am interested in out-of-equilibrium quantum systems. Recently I have been working on the early time dynamics and equilibrations in heavy ion collisions. I use QCD kinetic theory, relativistic hydrodynamics and other methods to infer the properties of Quark Gluon Plasma.
Previously I was postdoctoral researcher at Heidelberg University. I had a joint postdoctoral research position in the groups of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Berges and Priv.-Doz. Dr. Stefan Flörchinger at the Institute for Theoretical Physics under the collaborative research project SFB 1225 ISOQUANT.
Before that I was a PhD student at Nuclear Theory group at Stony Brook University.
PhD in Physics, 2012 - 2017
Stony Brook University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, United States
Master of Mathematics, 2011 - 2012
Cambridge University, St. Catharine's college, United Kingdom
BA Mathematics, 2008 - 2011
Cambridge University, St. Catharine's college, United Kingdom
Research and Teaching
I am a member of the collaborative research center “Isolated quantum systems and universality in extreme conditions”.
My work is centered on understanding the early times dynamics in heavy ion collisions and the universal aspects of loss of information. I am also interested in other stages of the collisions like hydrodynamic expansion and hadronization.
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I did my PhD work on Fluctuations in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions wth Derek Teaney in Nuclear Theory Group. My main research topics were:
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I am interested in high multiplicity particle collisions at LHC and RHIC, because they can create Quark Gluon Plasma — a new form of matter, where protons and neutrons melt into quarks and gluons. Astonishingly, these tiny droplets of matter interact so strongly, that they can be effectively described as a fluid — the perfect fluid. Understanding the properties of QCD matter at extreme conditions is the aim of my research. Click on figures below to find out more!
Early dynamics with QCD Effective Kinetic Theory
Thermodynamic fluctuations in out-of-equilibrium hydro expansion
We analyse harmonic flows using Principal Component Analysis
Linear kinetic theory propagator for initial conditions of heavy ion collisions
Fast calculation of direct resonance decays
3D viscous relativistic hydrodynamics code.
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