Looking Beyond 1010 Mini-Bangs, CGCs, Perfect Fluids, and Jet Tomo/Holo-graphy
East Lake International Conference Center, Wuhan, China
September 25-26, 2015
The aim of the workshop is to speculate about future directions of relativistic heavy ion collisions on the occasion of Miklos Gyulassy's second retirement (from Columbia University; the first was from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory). After a decade of experimental discoveries at RHIC and LHC including initial state Color Glass Condensates and final state strongly coupled Quark Gluon Plasma phases of QCD matter - based on the observed energy, nuclear size, and centrality dependence of bulk entropy production, collective flow harmonic systematics, quark number scaling, and jet quenching observable - the question of the uniqueness of current theoretical interpretations remains a pressing open problem. This symposium will explore a wide range of open research areas and classes of observables that could help further constrain and guide the theory and experiments in the near future at RHIC and LHC and in the more distant future at EIC.
Born in Szolnok, Hungary, in 1949, Miklos immigrated to US with his mother in 1956 and became a naturalized US citizen in 1964 in the San Francisco bay area. He went to UC Berkeley as an undergraduate and obtained his B.A. in physics in June 1970 with “Great Distinction in General Scholarship”. Miklos continued his graduate study in UC Berkeley with W. J. Swiatecki and E. Wichmann as his advisors and obtained his Ph. D. in physics in 1974.
Miklos took his first postdoctoral position at University of Frankfurt in 1974 for two years and became a postdoctoral fellow in Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in 1976. He was appointed as a Divisional Fellow in the Nuclear Science Division of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in 1978 and became a Senior Staff Scientist there in 1981. In 1993 he moved to Columbia University as a full professor in physics.
Miklos won the Alexander von Humboldt Senior US Scientist Award in 1986, E. O. Lawrence Memorial Award in 1987 and Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics in 2015. He was elected to the Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1990 and a Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science in 1998. He is also the recipient of Hungarian Government Order of Merit Officer's Cross in 2015.