Edward Shuryak received his Ph.D. in 1970 at Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia, where he later became a professor, before moving to the physics department at Stony Brook University in 1990. He has held visiting positions at CERN, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and several other institutions. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has served on the Editorial Board of Physical Review C. In 2008 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society. His research interests include the theoretical description of the quark-gluon plasma and high-energy ion collisions. In the late 1970s he introduced the term “quark-gluon plasma.”
The first experiments to study the quark-gluon plasma at the LHC reveal that even at the hottest temperatures ever produced at a particle accelerator, this extreme state of matter remains the best example of an ideal liquid.