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A Tale of Two Colliders, One Thesis, Two Awards—and a Physics Mystery

Dennis Perepelitsa, a Brookhaven Lab physicist exploring the mysteries of nuclear physics at RHIC and the LHC, has the distinction of being the first person to earn outstanding Ph.D. thesis awards from both research communities.  More...
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  1. Science Friday Explains "How to Make Quark Soup"

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    You don't need a time machine to marvel at the hot broth of quarks and gluons that made up all matter a microsecond after the Big Bang. You just need a ticket on the Long Island Railroad. Through massive feats of engineering, Brookhaven National Laboratory has devised a recipe for cooking up tiny ephemeral batches of this quark-gluon soup, a fluid which physicists Paul Sorensen say is the most "perfect" fluid ever discovered.

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