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Professor Peter Zenger tells how to become part of MEPhI-GSI international scientific group


MEPhI has hosted a lecture of Professor Peter Zenger on "Cosmic matter in the laboratory – megascience-projects FAIR and NICA". During the event, an employee of the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ions Research spoke about the development of universal detectors CBM (Compressed Baryonic Matter) and MPD (Multi-Purpose Detector) for future accelerator complexes FAIR and NICA.

The research program of CBM and MPD experiments includes studies of extreme states of nuclear matter and phase transition to quark-gluon plasma at high baryon density in nuclear collisions; study of the structure and equation of state of baryon matter at densities comparable to the density of neutron star nuclei; search for the boundary between the phases of baryon and quark-gluon matter, search for the critical point and signs of the beginning of the restoration of chiral symmetry at high baryon density.

In the second part of the lecture, Professor Zenger showed students the presentation of the international scientific group MEPhI-GSI on the physics of relativistic heavy ions collisions "Data processing in megascience projects". The presentation was aimed at attracting young people of MEPhI to participate in the MEPhI-GSI international scientific group (Germany) on the physics of relativistic heavy ions collisions. "We are interested in engaging young people to the project, that is why I began to teach at the University. Where else to look for talented students? We invite students and postgraduates who are interested in scientific career and research work on the processing of experimental data obtained at megascience installations, work on the modeling of physical processes, study of the effectiveness of detectors and the preparation of software packages for the analysis of large amounts of Big Data. The scientific group from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI includes I.V. Selyuzhenkov (GSI, MEPhI), A.V. Taranenko (MEPhI), G.A. Nigmutkullov (MEPhI), D.S. Blau (Kurchatov Center, MEPhI), S.V. Morozov (INR RAS, MEPhI). In addition, it is composed of MEPhI’s students: three postgraduate students, one master and seven bachelors. I hope that more people are interested in this opportunity and we will soon expand our ranks," Professor said.

Did you like Peter Zenger's lecture and would like to join the MEPhI-GSI International Scientific Group? Please send the application to the following addresses:

- head of the group, associate professor of MEPhI A.V. Taranenko (AVTaranenko@mephi.ru);

- associate professor, permanent employee of GSI, I.V. Selyuzhenkov (ilya.selyuzhenkov@gmail.com).

The following criteria are taken into account in the selection of candidates:

* High level of basic knowledge in physics and mathematics;

* Personal interest, willingness to work with maximum efficiency;

* Knowledge of the basics of C/C++ programming languages and the principles of object-oriented programming.


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