I'm a post-doctoral research fellow at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), currently working in the field of phenomenological and experimental heavy-ion physics.
My initial research focused on the Quantum Chromodynamic (QCD) phase structure, and initial-state fluctuations, of nuclear systems at moderately-high temperatures and high baryon-number densities; using an effective-Lagrangian field theory model constrained by nuclear matter properties like the binding energy, the saturation density, the symmetry energy, the (in)compressibility etc.; and on reconciling the obtained results with experiments (proposed, completed and running), by using dynamic models like the Ultra-relativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics (UrQMD) model.
Currently, my research involves quantum statistical correlation measurements in high-energy physics, as important tools to obtain information about the space-time structure of the particle-emitting source. There are several final-state effects that modify the measured femtoscopic correlation functions by affecting the trajectory of the particles. These Aharonov-Bohm-like effects - in the sense that possible paths of a pair represent a closed loop with an internally present field - which might play a role in the modification of the strength of the Bose-Einstein correlation functions; are investigated with a toy model and a measurable quantity, sensitive to the effects, is proposed from the model simulations.
Additionally, I'm carrying out the analysis of pair-correlation data - collected by the RHIC STAR experiment at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) - in order to determine the kaon source's shape and size, from Lévy fits to the aforementioned data. The project requires a coded analysis of the raw data obtained from STAR to pin-point the correlated pairs of kaons, which are then investigated further towards the end-goal.
> Effects of a non-zero strangeness-chemical potential in strong interaction models
> Nuclear interactions and net-proton number fluctuations in heavy ion collisions at the SIS18 accelerator
> The application of the Quark-Hadron Chiral Parity-Doublet Model to neutron star matter
> Higher-order baryon number susceptibilities: interplay between the chiral and the nuclear liquid-gas transitions
> Invariant Jet Mass Measurements in pp Collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV at RHIC
> Azimuthal anisotropy measurements of strange and multistrange hadrons in U + U collisions at √sNN = 193 GeV at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
> Longitudinal double-spin asymmetry for inclusive jet and dijet production in polarized proton collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV
> Cumulants and correlation functions of net-proton, proton, and antiproton multiplicity distributions in Au + Au collisions at energies available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
> Multi-particle quantum-statistical correlation functions in a Hubble-expanding hadron gas
> Exotic matter in neutron stars and the equation of state
> Modeling Hybrid Stars and Hot Matter
> The Hot and Dense QCD Equation of State in Heavy Ion Collisions and Neutron Star Mergers
> Neutron stars and the equation of state
> Dense and hot matter in compact stars and heavy-ion collisions
> Concluding Remarks: Connecting Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions and Neutron Star Mergers by the Equation of State of Dense Hadron- and Quark-Matter as signalled by Gravitational Waves
> Signatures of first-order phase transition in heavy-ion collisions
> BE-HBT correlations with random phase shifts from multi-particle Coulomb-interactions
> A parity-doublet model for strongly-interacting matter
> Charged-kaon femtoscopy in √sNN = 200 GeV Au+Au collisions at STAR
> Multi-particle BE-HBT correlations in a Hubble expanding random field
> Baryon-number fluctuations: The phase diagram from the QχP model