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Physics Team Announces Incredible Achievement!

The PHENIX Collaboration, a team of Physics researchers including ACU Faculty Rusty Towell, Donald Isenhower, and Michael Daugherity, as well as ACU students Hannah Hamilton, Cecily Towell, and Daniel Jumper, recently published the paper, “Creation of quark-gluon plasma droplets with three distinct geometries,” in NATURE Physics. In a media release by Brookhaven National Laboratory, they explain that the study provides “evidence that collisions of miniscule [sic] projectiles with gold nuclei create tiny specks of the perfect fluid that filled the early universe.” You can read the full media release here. The NATURE article can be accessed here.

Congratulations to the PHENIX Team! This is an incredible achievement for our faculty and students, alike!