Scott Pratt

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Scott Pratt is a professor of theoretical nuclear physics from Michigan State University whose research centers on the phenomenology of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. His expertise has been in transport theory and modeling and he is best known for his work in two-particle correlations, also known as interferometry or femtoscopy. These methods have made it possible to generate space-time pictures of heavy-ion collisions based on the asymptotic momenta of outgoing particles.

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Energetic particle jets created in relativistic heavy-ion collisions might create detectable shock waves as they travel through the quark-gluon plasma. Read More »