Professor, Dr. Sc., Niels Bohr Institute, Univ of Copenhagen.

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Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje

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             I am a professor of experimental physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

             My research interests are currently  centered on the study of nuclear collisions at very high energies (ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions).  The purpose is to create and study in the laboratory a new state of matter composed of gluons and quarks, the Quark Gluon Plasma. This is the state that the Universe was in, about a microsecond after the big bang when its temperature was 10^12 degrees. These are the main topics of the HEHI group.

             I am co-spokesman of the BRAHMS experiment at the Relativistic heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, USA.  This superconducting 4km machine is the worlds first nuclear collider.

             Together with a large consortium of physicist I am building the ALICE experiment at CERN which will start taking data in 2007 using the the 27 km long LHC accelerator. I am project leader of the forward detectors and member of the technical and management boards.

             I am member of the Danish National Commission for UNESCO, where I chair the standing science committee. I am also member of UNESCO’s advisory board for the International . Basic Science Program ( IBSP).




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