Sean Gavin

Sean Gavin

Professor

(313) 577-0156

sean@physics.wayne.edu

Department of Physics and Astronomy, room 320666 W Hancock, Detroit, MI 48201

Websites

rhig.physics.wayne.edu/~sean/

Sean Gavin

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics: Quark Gluon Plasma, High Energy Nuclear Collisions, Quantum Chromodynamics

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • B.Sc. Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1980
  • M.Sc. Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987

Awards and Grants

  • National Science Foundation PHY-1207687

  • Awards:

    2010 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010.
    2007 Career Development Chair, Wayne State University.
    2006 Richard J. Barber Faculty Award, Department of Physics, Wayne State University.
    2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE); Awarded June 2005 at the White House, Washington DC.
    County of Wayne, Michigan passed a resolution on August 4, 2005 honoring my accomplishments.
    2004 NSF CAREER Award.
    2002 College of Science Teaching Award.
    1997 McMinn Distinguished Lectureship, Vanderbilt University.
     

Selected Publications

S. Gavin, G. Moschelli, and C. Zin, ``Rapidity correlation structures in nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Rev. C 94, 024921 (2016).
S. Gavin and G. Moschelli, ``Fluctuation probes of early-time correlations in nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Rev. C 85, 014905 (2012).
S. Gavin and M. Abdel-Aziz, ``Measuring shear viscosity using transverse momentum correlations in relativistic nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 162302 (2006).
S. Gavin, L. McLerran and G. Moschelli, ``Long range correlations and the soft ridge in relativistic nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Rev. C 79, 051902 (2009).
S. Gavin, ``Traces of thermalization from $p_t$ fluctuations in nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 162301 (2004).
C. Pruneau, S. Gavin and S. Voloshin, ``Methods for the study of particle production fluctuations,'' Phys. Rev. C 66, 044904, (2002).
S. Gavin, A. Gocksch and R.D. Pisarski, ``How to make large domains of disoriented chiral condensate,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 2143 (1994).
S. Gavin and R. Vogt, ``Charmonium suppression by comover scattering in Pb + Pb collisions,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1006 (1997).
S. Gavin, M. Gyulassy and A. Jackson,``Hadronic J/psi suppression In ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Lett. B 207, 257 (1988).
S. Gavin, "Transport coefficients In ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions,'' Nucl. Phys. A435 (1985) 826.

Currently Teaching

  • PHY 7070 Survey of Nuclear Physics

Courses taught

Fall 16, PHY 7500 Statistical Mechanics
Fall 15, PHY 6410 Quantum Physics 2
Winter 15, PHY 6400 Quantum Physics 1
Fall 14, PHY 7110 Methods of Theoretical Physics 2
Fall 14, PHY 6410 Quantum Physics 2
Winter 14, PHY 6610 Electromagnetic Theory 2
Fall 13, PHY 7110 Methods of Theoretical Physics 2
Winter 13, PHY 2170 Introductory Physics 1

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

2010 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
2002 College of Science Teaching Award.

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