Kent State University
Dr. Spyridon Margetis received his PhD degree in 1990 from Univ. of Frankfurt, Germany and he was a postdoc and staff member at Lawrence Berkeley Lab and Brookhaven National Lab. He is now a Professor in the physics dept. of Kent State University.My research involves collisions of heavy nuclei at ultra-relativistic energies, as they offer unique opportunities to study the behavior of nuclear matter under extreme conditions of temperature (about a trillion degrees) and density. Since 1992 he has been working at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), in Long Island, New York. and the RHIC experiment STAR. His physics interests are in the area of `strangeness' and 'heavy flavor', i.e. the production rates and behavior of 'strange', 'charm' and 'beauty' quarks inside hot nuclear matter.
1.Experimental Nuclear Physics. 2.Ultra Relativistic Heavy Ion Interactions at accelerators like CERN-SPS, BNL-RHIC and CERN-LHC.