Helen Caines, Professor of Physics, has been elected co-spokesperson of the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory. STAR is a large collider detector that investigates the quark-gluon plasma that existed in the first microseconds after the Big Bang. The STAR Collaboration consists of around 600 faculty, national laboratory scientists, postdoctoral fellows, engineers and students from 61 institutions in 13 countries. Professor Caines will commence her three-year term on July 1, 2017, with newly-elected fellow co-spokeperson Dr. Zhangbu Xu, a Yale Ph.D. graduate with Professor Jack Sandweiss and currently a Staff Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
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