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Anthony TimminsAnthony Timmins

Department of Physics

Office: Science & Research 1, 406C
Contact: atimmins@uh.edu - (713) 743-3554

Education: Ph.D., University of Birmingham (UK), Neutral Strange Particle Production in Relativistic Cu+Cu Collisions

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Dr. Anthony Timmins’ research interests mainly focus on the ALICE detector at the CERN laboratory, Geneva, Switzerland. The ALICE detector measures data from relativistic heavy-ions collisions, where a state of matter called the Quark Gluon Plasma is created. In this state, the quarks and gluons that make up nuclear matter “melt” to become deconfined. The temperatures required for this transition are approximately 4 trillion kelvin, which is approximately a million times hotter than the center of the Sun. It is believed the universe existed in such a state shortly after the big bang.

Honors and Awards:

Awarded Department of Energy Grant: "Characterization of the initial state and medium properties of heavy-ion collisions at ALICE" (DE-SC0013074)

Organizations, Outreach, Boards, Memberships:

Member, ALICE and STAR collaborations