(Nagle, James L - 2016) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work
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Combining experimental and theoretical methods in his research, Professor James (Jamey) Nagle has contributed greatly to our understanding of nuclear matter under extreme conditions, such as those that describe the early universe. He is a lead scientist at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) facility at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and has coauthored several groundbreaking papers on quark-gluon plasmas, a state of matter at very high temperatures that existed in the earliest moments of the universe and in the cores of neutron stars. Nagle is also interested in biological physics: he has investigated how mutations in simple organisms interact to balance genetic diversity and evolutionary selection. He is a previous holder of a Sloan Foundation Fellowship and Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator recipient.