Quarks and gluons are basic building blocks of the visible matter in our universe. The Quark Matter Research Center (QMRC) investigates the mystery of the universe from the perspective of those fundamental particles. How does the universe evolve into its current state after the big bang? Why there are more matter than anti-matter in the universe? What is the origin of the mass of the visible matter?
Officially established in 2019, QMRC’s research efforts cover the frontiers of high energy nuclear physics, the interface between nuclear physics and particle physics, as well as the development of the pixel detector for the future experiments.
(1) QCD phase structure—studying the properties of the phase diagram of a new form of matter, quark-gluon plasma (QGP), which was once filled the universe shortly after the big bang, and is recreated in the high energy nuclear collisions.
(2) Hadron structure—studying the intrinsic structure of nucleon including the origin of mass, spin and 3D structures in electron-induced interactions.
(3) The properties of neutrino—addressing the issue of neutrino mass and its mass hierarchy.
(4) Pixel detector R&D for the above-mentioned experimental efforts and their applications.
Ms. ZHAO Yali
Mailing Address: 509 Nanchang Road, Lanzhou, 730000, China