Chun Shen

Chun Shen

Assistant Professor
RIKEN BNL fellow

Office: 3135771774/Cell: 6318899367

chunshen@wayne.edu

 Room 341, Physics and Astronomy

Curriculum vitae

Website(s)

chunshen1987.github.io

Media

Chun Shen

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Precision fluid dynamical modelling of quark-gluon plasma at finite baryon density
  • Jet and electromagnetic tomography in strongly-coupled systems
  • Rapid thermalization and out-of-equilibrium physics of many-body QCD
  • Gluon saturation and 3D imaging of nucleus at high energy

Research

I am interested in understanding strongly interacting many-body systems, in particular, the properties of nuclear matter under extreme hot and dense conditions.

The relativistic heavy-ion collisions create a novel state of matter, Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), which exposes surprisingly strong collective behavior with very small specific shear viscosity. In order to quantitative extract the transport properties of the QGP, I work on developing a comprehensive integrated framework, which models the dynamical evolution of the heavy-ion collisions event-by-event. Combining this framework with modern statistical Bayesian analysis, we can reverse engineer the heavy-ion collision experiments and infer the properties of the hottest droplet in nature.

Education

  • Ph.D. 2014 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • B.Sc. 2009 Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Awards and grants

  • NSF PHY Grant (PI, 2020-2023), "Quantitative Characterization of Quark-Gluon Plasma Properties with Dynamical Fluctuations"

  • NSF CSSI Grant (Co-PI, 2020-2024), "Frameworks: X-Ion Collisions with a Statistically and Computationally Advanced Program Envelope (X-SCAPE)"

  • RIKEN-BNL Rearch Center (RBRC) Fellow, 2018-2023

  • IUPAP YOUNG SCIENTIST PRIZE IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS 2019 link

  • GOLDHABER FELLOW Brookhaven National Lab 2016 link

  • APS DISSERTATION AWARD IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS 2016 link

Selected publications

All my papers can be accessed on the INSPIRE or Google Scholar.

Currently teaching

  • PHY 5100 Methods of Theoretical Physics I, Fall 2020 website

Courses taught

  • PHY 7110 Methods of Theoretical Physics II, Fall 2018
  • PHY 7110 Methods of Theoretical Physics II, Fall 2019 website

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