Last week, seventeen Illinois Nuclear Physics scientists (2 Professors, 1 Research Scientist, 13 Graduate Students, and 1 Undergraduate Student) traveled to Houston to present their results at the XXXth International Conference on Ultra-relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions, aka Quark Matter 2023.
The NPL members presented several advancements on both the experimental and theoretical side of Nuclear Physics.
New results from the heavy ion program of the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC, the latest news from the commissioning of the sPHENIX experiment at RHIC, latest new from the MUSES theoretical collaboration led by UIUC, as well as several other frontier advancements in Nuclear Theory were discussed in various talks and posters presented by UIUC NPL members. Two Illinois graduate students, Débora Mroczek and Anabel Romero Hernandez, received conference awards for being one of the best talks and posters, respectively. A total of 10 new papers, and 3 new preliminary results were discussed in the NPL contributions. Below you can find a short summary of each of them, with links to the relevant slideshow