Sean Gavin

Faculty Profile

Associate Department Chair
af7523@wayne.edu

Phone

313-577-0156

Office

Department of Physics and Astronomy, room 320

666 W Hancock, Detroit, MI 48201

Selected Publications

S. Gavin, G. Moschelli, and C. Zin, ``Rapidity correlation structures in nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Rev. C 94, 024921 (2016).
S. Gavin and G. Moschelli, ``Fluctuation probes of early-time correlations in nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Rev. C 85, 014905 (2012).
S. Gavin and M. Abdel-Aziz, ``Measuring shear viscosity using transverse momentum correlations in relativistic nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 162302 (2006).
S. Gavin, L. McLerran and G. Moschelli, ``Long range correlations and the soft ridge in relativistic nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Rev. C 79, 051902 (2009).
S. Gavin, ``Traces of thermalization from $p_t$ fluctuations in nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 162301 (2004).
C. Pruneau, S. Gavin and S. Voloshin, ``Methods for the study of particle production fluctuations,'' Phys. Rev. C 66, 044904, (2002).
S. Gavin, A. Gocksch and R.D. Pisarski, ``How to make large domains of disoriented chiral condensate,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 2143 (1994).
S. Gavin and R. Vogt, ``Charmonium suppression by comover scattering in Pb + Pb collisions,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1006 (1997).
S. Gavin, M. Gyulassy and A. Jackson,``Hadronic J/psi suppression In ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions,'' Phys. Lett. B 207, 257 (1988).
S. Gavin, "Transport coefficients In ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions,'' Nucl. Phys. A435 (1985) 826.

Courses taught

Fall 16, PHY 7500 Statistical Mechanics
Fall 15, PHY 6410 Quantum Physics 2
Winter 15, PHY 6400 Quantum Physics 1
Fall 14, PHY 7110 Methods of Theoretical Physics 2
Fall 14, PHY 6410 Quantum Physics 2
Winter 14, PHY 6610 Electromagnetic Theory 2
Fall 13, PHY 7110 Methods of Theoretical Physics 2
Winter 13, PHY 2170 Introductory Physics 1

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

2010 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
2002 College of Science Teaching Award.

Research Description

theoretical physics: quark-gluon plasma, relativistic heavy ion collisions, QCD phenomenology, nuclear physics

Affiliated Departments