Olga Evdokimov

    Email Address: evdolga@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Physics
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: SES 2264 Phone: *63413
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I am specializing in the High Energy Nuclear Physics. I take part in experimental studies of phase structure of hadronic matter with STAR Experiment at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Located at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY, RHIC is the first particle accelerator in the world capable of colliding heavy ions. Together with many physicists from all over the world we study matter under extreme temperatures and densities in order to better understand how our Universe might have looked like right after its creation.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 4

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Prospective candidates will be evaluated based on their academic performance, employment and research experience. Preference will be given to the student majors in the following order: (1) physics, (2) engineering, and (3) other science major. Highly motivated students with other majors are also encouraged to apply.
    Programming experience (especially familiarity with C++) is a plus.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The work planned as a part of ongoing research program within large international collaboration of physicists on the STAR experiment at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.
    The research project will be related to the studies of nuclear matter under extreme conditions.
    Students can opt to get UIC credit for Physics 392, Physics Research.

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