RNDr. Petr Chaloupka, Ph.D. (FNSPE CTU in Prague) has become a one out of three co-Conveners for Heavy Flavor Group on the experiment STAR.
Petr graduated from Charles University in 2001 and continued his Ph.D. studies. During this time he worked at the NPI CAS and was on long stays in BNL or Berkeley. From 2012 he works at the FNSPE, where beside the experimental studies of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions at STAR experiment at BNL also teaches Subnuclear Physics, Introduction to experimental physics 1, 2 and supervising Bc., MSc. and Ph.D. students.
Scientists from FNSPE CTU in Prague and NPI CAS with colleagues from the other countries participating in the STAR experiment revealed that the fluid produced in heavy ion collisions (quark-gluon plasma) is the most vortical system so far observed. The discovery was published in the prestige magazine Nature and placed it on the title page.
On 10-15.7.2017 a 17th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter was held in Utrecht, Netherlands. Our student, Ing. Jindřich Lidrych (FNSPE CTU in Prague), had his presentation on Kaon femtoscopy in Au+Au collisions from the Beam Energy Scan at the STAR experiment.
On 12-16.6.2017 a XII Workshop on Particle Correlations and Femtoscopy was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Our student, Ing. Jindřich Lidrych (FNSPE CTU in Prague), had his presentation on Kaon femtoscopy in 200 GeV collisions at the STAR experiment. RNDr. Petr Chaloupka, Ph.D. (FNSPE CTU in Prague) and Bc. Lukáš Holub (FNSPE CTU in Prague) also attended this workshop.
On 5-12.7. 2017 the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, which is one of the major international conferences for HEP, was this year held in Venice, Italy. At this conference, two of our students (Ing. Miroslav Šimko and Bc. Oliver Matonoha) presented their up to date research progress and one student (Ing. Lukáš Kramárik) presented his poster.
Ing. Lukáš Kramárik (FNSPE CTU in Prague) is presenting his poster on Measurements of charm meson production in p+p and Au+Au collisions by the STAR experiment.
Today, 15.6.2017, at the FNSPE CTU in Prague the meeting of SAB of infrastructure BNL-CZ was held. The recent activities and future plans of STAR, PHENIX, sPHENIX and phenomenology conducted at CTU in Prague, CU in Prague and NPI CAS were presented. The members of SAB are prof. Dr. Alberica Toia (IKF Goethe-Universität), prof. RNDr. Pavel Cejnar, DSc.(CU in Prague) and doc. Mgr. Alexander Kupčo, Ph.D.(Institute of Physics CAS). The physics program of the infrastructure and services provided to the users of BNL-CZ were recognized as very important and very satisfactory.