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Sanjin Benić - Quantum chromodynamics in accelerated frames

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Sanjin Benić, picture taken from the website.
Sanjin Benic is a theoretical physicist, focused on the area of the strong force - Quantum Chromodynamics. He was born on August 21, 1982 in Pula, Croatia. In 2013 he earned his PhD at Zagreb University. In 2014 he was awarded a NEWFELPRO research scholarship. As a NEWFELPRO fellow, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo from 2014 to 2016 where he was working on the acceleration effect in Quantum Chromodynamics. Also, he did his return phase of his NEWFELPRO scholarship at the Zagreb University. As a direct result of the NEWFELPRPO scholarship he published 3 papers so far. The obtained results will be tested in high energy heavy ion collision experiments on current and future facilities.

As a NEWFELPRO fellow, he implemented project called „Quantum chromodynamics in accelerated frames (AQCD)“ at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo and Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Croatia).

In his NEWFELPRO project he was researching quantum chromodynamics. Quantum chromodynamics is a theory of interactions between the basic building blocks of matter: quarks and gluons. In nature quarks and gluons appear confined to the states known as hadrons. Given sufficient heat or compression, hadrons dissolve. Matter under such extreme conditions is prepared for a short time in heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC and is called the quark-gluon plasma. The plasma is not a static object, but in particular rapidly decelerates. The researcher was interested in the early stages of the collision where the acceleration is strong enough to alter the vacuum structure of QCD. By formulating Quantum chromodynamics in accelerated frames he examined possibillity that the state of quasi-free quarks and gluons, where also chiraland axial baryon number symmetry is restored can be achieved for strong enough acceleration. This research improves the understanding of the early time thermalization of the quark-gluon plasma.

During his NEWFELPRO experience, he wrote scientific papers listed below:
Moreover, he attended several events due to disseminate project results:

After completion of his NEWFELPRO project he plans to continue his research in the area of high energy quaantum chromodynamics. Now, his research goal is to explain the photon data from hadron colliders using the Color Glass Condensate picture of QCD. Also, his academic goal is to obtain a permanent position at the University of Zagreb, where he is eager to write a new research project and take students.