The author has been a faculty member of the Columbia University physics department since . Prior to that he was a senior nuclear theorist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He obtained his Ph.D. in from the University of California after immigrating to the US from Hungary in . His over publications cover topics on the theory of ultradense nuclear and QCD matter and the phenomenology of high-energy nuclear collisions.
A recent theory of high-energy bottom quark jet quenching in nuclear collisions accentuates the novelty of heavy quark jet dynamics in strongly coupled quark-gluon plasmas discovered at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.