Welcome to the Web Page of
Professor Jamie Nagle

F221 Gamow Tower, 303-735-3560, email jamie.nagle@colorado.edu

I am a Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Teaching in the Physics Department

Fall 2011: PHYS2010 Intro Physics 1

Previous Courses:

PHYS4230 - Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Spring 2009, Spring 2010)

PHYS/ENVS3070 - Energy and the Environment (Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Spring 2007)

PHYS2020 - Intro Physics II (Fall 2007, Fall 2006, Fall 2003)

PHYS1120 - General Physics II (Fall 2006)

PHYS3210 - Analytical Mechanics (Fall 2005)

PHYS5210 - Theoretical Mechanics (Fall 2004)

PHYS2170 - Foundations of Modern Physics (Fall 2009, Spring 2004)

Research Interests

Quark Gluon Plasma Physics: My current research is in the field of experimental high-energy heavy ion physics. The current theory of strong interactions Quantum ChromoDynamics (QCD) predicts that nuclear matter at high density (like in the center of neutron stars) and high temperature (hotter than at the center of the Sun) will undergo a phase transformation, where particles called quarks and gluons are no longer confined to individual protons and neutrons. The formation and experimental detection of such a state (called the quark-gluon plasma or QGP) is the primary objective of high-energy nuclear physics.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) rated the "Perfect Liquid at RHIC" the top physics story of 2005. For details link here.

Most of my present work is focussed on the PHENIX experiment which began running in the summer of 2000 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC). The experiment and accelerator are currently undergoing major upgrades for new measurement capabilities and higher luminosities. The next decade of measurements should provide exciting new discoveries and precision measurements of the properties of the quark gluon plasma. There is also a new program just started at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to study this state of matter at even higher temperatures. For the first six months of 2011, I was on sabbatical at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark working with the University of Copenhagen group on the ALICE Experiment.

Biological Physics: I have an interest in understanding how mutations in simple organisms interact to balance genetic diversity and evolutionary selection. This work is now published in the journal Genetics linked here.

How to reach me?

Email:  jamie.nagle@colorado.edu
Office: F221 Gamow Tower
Lab:    E116 Duane Physics Building
Phone:  303-735-3560 (office)
        303-735-2996 (lab)
FAX:    303-492-3352
Mail:   Professor Jamie Nagle
        Department of Physics
        University of Colorado at Boulder
	390 UCB
        Boulder, CO 80309-0390
Web:    http://spot.colorado.edu/~naglej