John Moreland, Entered 2012/13  

John Moreland

Office Location: 274-A Physics
Office Phone: (919) 660-2490
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Theoretical nuclear physics

BS physics, mathematics with honors,, Ohio State University, 2012

Research Categories: computational physics, nuclear theory

Research Description: At temperatures exceeding two trillion Kelvin, nuclear matter undergoes a phase transition from a hadron resonance gas to a color-neutral soup of deconfined quarks and gluons known as a quark-gluon plasma (QGP). This exotic state of matter filled the universe for several microseconds after the big bang and is a critical chapter in our cosmic narrative. My current work focuses on improving computer simulations used to model QGP fireballs produced in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. I'm specifically interested in improving our murky understanding of early time, pre-equillibrium dynamics and extracting hydrodynamic transport coefficients of the QGP medium.

Recent Publications

  1. J. Scott Moreland, Jonah E. Bernhard, Steffen A. Bass, Alternative ansatz to wounded nucleon and binary collision scaling in high-energy nuclear collisions, Physical Review C, vol. 92 no. 011901 (July 6, 2015), pp. 6 [1334386], [doi]  [abs].
  2. J. Scott Moreland, Ulrich W. Heinz, Imprinting Quantum Fluctuations on Hydrodynamic Initial Conditions, Nuclear Physics A, vol. 84 no. 054905 (October, 2012), pp. 8 [1191938], [doi]  [abs].
  3. Ulrich W. Heinz, J. Scott Moreland, Energy dependent growth of the nucleon and hydrodynamic initial conditions, Physical Review C, vol. 84 no. 054905 (August, 2011), pp. 8 [925458], [doi]  [abs].
  4. Ulrich W. Heinz, J. Scott Moreland, Huichao Song, Viscosity from elliptic flow: The path to precision, Physical Review C, vol. 80 no. 061901 (August, 2009), pp. 4 [828996], [doi]  [abs].