Examining the Early Universe

Physicist Anders Knospe receives an Early Career Research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study ion collisions.


Photo: Courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory

What happened in the first few microseconds after the Big Bang, when the early universe consisted of a hot and dense state of matter called the quark-gluon plasma (QGP)?

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Lehigh experimental nuclear physicist Anders Knospe with an Early Career Research grant of $750,000, which will support his work in measuring the production of heavy quark-antiquark bound states in heavy-ion collisions to learn about the properties of the QGP.

The Early Career Research Program supports the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers.The funding will support two experiments over the next five years.

Read the full story on Knopse's research here.

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