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Frank Geurts
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
 
e-mail:geurts@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Experimental Physics (1998) Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • MS Physics (1992) Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
 
Primary Department
   Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Bonner Nuclear Laboratories
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
  • Wiess School of Natural Sciences
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    Websites
     CMS experiment
     Publications (Inspire)
     STAR experiment
     Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Group at Rice
     WA98 experiment
     CMS experiment
     Publications (Inspire)
     STAR experiment
     WA98 experiment
     
    Research Areas
     Relativistic Heavy-Ion Physics
     

    Quark-Gluon Matter in Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

     

    The nuclear physics research group at Rice University studies the physics properties of heavy-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory. In the more than 15 years that the STAR detector has been operating at RHIC, we have learned that  heavy-ion collisions at RHIC produce a 4-trillion degree new state of matter called the Quark Gluon  Plasma (QGP). In this state of matter, like the state of the universe a few millionths of a second after the Big Bang, the fundamental building blocks of nuclear matter behave as free particles.  Investigating the details of these collisions in a laboratory setting is a direct study of the properties of the strong nuclear force that governs the behavior of quarks and gluons.  This strong force is described by the theory of Quantum Chromo-Dynamics (QCD). Discoveries in this field of research are also important to cosmology, the study of the early universe, and to condensed-matter physics.


    We are currently studying in detail the transition between a QGP and ordinary matter, in which quarks and gluons are bound into protons and neutrons that make up the nucleus of the atom. We study fundamental symmetry properties of matter which appear broken in normal nuclear matter but which are expected to be restored in a QGP. We use electrons and muons, that are immune to the QGP as they pass through it, to furthermore probe early temperatures of the collisions. Measuring the yields of pairs of electrons, muons and their associated antiparticles will provide information on particle formation rates early in the collisions and also provide information on the lifetime of these hot and dense systems.


    Our research focuses on measuring specific types of quarks flavors. There are six types, “flavors”, of quarks. The two lightest quarks make up ordinary matter. The heavy quark flavors are only found at high temperatures such as those produced in heavy-ion collisions. We identify particles containing these heavy flavors in order to probe the initial conditions in the collisions. Measuring these particles provides information about energy loss traversing a QGP and further refines our understanding of QCD and the behavior of nuclear matter under extreme conditions.


     


     
    Teaching Areas
     Particle and High-Energy Nuclear Physics
    Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
    General Physics
    Physics Lab
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    ATLAS and CMS Collaborations "Measurements of the Higgs boson production and decay rates and constraints on its couplings from a combined ATLAS and CMS analysis of the LHC pp collision data at √s=7 and 8 TeV ." JHEP 1608 (2016) 045

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Decomposing transverse momentum balance contributions for quenched jets in PbPb collisions at sqrt(sNN)=2.76 TeV ." JHEP 1611 (2016) 055

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of electroweak production of a W boson and two forward jets in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV ." JHEP 1611 (2016) 147

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the ZZ production cross section and Z →ℓ+ℓ−ℓ′+ℓ′− branching fraction in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B763 (2016) 280

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the mass of the top quark in decays with a J/ψ meson in pp collisions at 8TeV." JHEP 1612 (2016) 123

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for dark matter in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV with missing transverse momentum and vector boson tagged jets ." JHEP 1612 (2016) 083

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for long-lived charged particles in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s)=13  TeV ." Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) 112004

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Studies of inclusive four-jet production with two b-tagged jets in proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV ." Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) 112005

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Υ(nS) polarizations versus particle multiplicity in pp collisions at √s= 7 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B761 (2016) 31-52

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "A search for pair production of new light bosons decaying into muons ." Phys.Lett. B752 (2016) 146-168

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Angular analysis of the decay B0→K∗0μ+μ− from pp collisions at √s=8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B753 (2016) 424-448

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Azimuthal decorrelation of jets widely separated in rapidity in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV ." JHEP 1608 (2016) 139

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Combined search for anomalous pseudoscalar HVV couplings in VH(H →bb¯) production and H →VV decay ." Phys.Lett. B759 (2016) 672-696

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Comparison of the Z/γ∗ + jets to γ + jets cross sections in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV." JHEP 1510 (2015) 128 [Erratum: JHEP 1604 (2016) 010]

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Correlations between jets and charged particles in PbPb and pp collisions at √sNN=2.76 TeV ." JHEP 1602 (2016) 156

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Event generator tunes obtained from underlying event and multiparton scattering measurements ." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.3, 155

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Evidence for exclusive γγ→W+W− production and constraints on anomalous quartic gauge couplings in pp collisions at √s=7 and 8 TeV ." JHEP 1608 (2016) 119

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Forward–backward asymmetry of Drell–Yan lepton pairs in pp collisions at √s=8TeV." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.6, 325

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Inclusive and differential measurements of the tt¯ charge asymmetry in pp collisions at √s= 8 TeV."  Phys.Lett. B757 (2016) 154-179

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of differential and integrated fiducial cross sections for Higgs boson production in the four-lepton decay channel in pp collisions at √s=7 and 8 TeV ." JHEP 1604 (2016) 005

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of differential cross sections for Higgs boson production in the diphoton decay channel in pp collisions at √s=8TeV." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.1, 13

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of dijet azimuthal decorrelation in pp collisions at √s=8TeV." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.10, 536

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of inclusive jet production and nuclear modifications in pPb collisions at √sNN=5.02 TeV ." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.7, 372

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of long-range near-side two-particle angular correlations in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV ." Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) no.17, 172302

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of spin correlations in tt¯production using the matrix element method in the muon+jets final state in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B758 (2016) 321-346

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the CP-violating weak phase ϕ_s and the decay width difference ΔΓ_s using the B0s→J/ψ ϕ(1020) decay channel in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV." Phys.Lett. B757 (2016) 97-120

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the W boson helicity fractions in the decays of top quark pairs to lepton + jets final states produced in pp collisions at √s= 8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B762 (2016) 512-534

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the W+W− cross section in pp collisions at √s= 8 TeV and limits on anomalous gauge couplings." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.7, 401

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the Zγ→νν¯γ production cross section in pp collisions at √s= 8 TeV and limits on anomalous ZZγ and Zγγ trilinear gauge boson couplings ." Phys.Lett. B760 (2016) 448-468

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the charge asymmetry in top quark pair production in pp collisions at √(s)= 8 TeV using a template method ."  Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.3, 034014

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the differential cross section and charge asymmetry for inclusive pp→W±+X production at √s=8 TeV ." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.8, 469

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the differential cross sections for top quark pair production as a function of kinematic event variables in pp collisions at √s=7 and 8 TeV."  Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) no.5, 052006

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the double-differential inclusive jet cross section in proton–proton collisions at √s=13TeV ." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.8, 451

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the inclusive jet cross section in pp collisions at √s=2.76TeV." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.5, 265

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the inelastic cross section in proton–lead collisions at √sNN=5.02 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B759 (2016) 641-662

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the integrated and differential tt¯ production cross sections for high-pt top quarks in pp collisions at √s= 8 TeV ." Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) no.7, 072002

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the pp→ZZ production cross section and constraints on anomalous triple gauge couplings in four-lepton final states at √s=8 TeV." Phys.Lett. B740 (2015) 250-272 [Corrigendum: Phys.Lett. B757 (2016) 569-569]

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the ratio B(B0s→J/ψ f0(980)) / B(B0s→J/ψ ϕ(1020)) in pp collisions at √s= 7 TeV." Phys.Lett. B756 (2016) 84-102

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the t-tbar production cross section in the e-mu channel in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 and 8 TeV ." JHEP 1608 (2016) 029

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the top quark mass using charged particles in pp collisions at √s= 8 TeV ." Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.9, 092006

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the top quark mass using proton-proton data at √(s) = 7 and 8 TeV ." Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.7, 072004

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the top quark pair production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √(s)=13 TeV ." Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) no.5, 052002

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of the tt⎯ production cross section in the all-jets final state in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV TeV ." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.3, 128

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of top quark polarisation in t-channel single top quark production ." JHEP 1604 (2016) 073

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurement of transverse momentum relative to dijet systems in PbPb and pp collisions at √sNN=2.76 TeV ." JHEP 1601 (2016) 006

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurements of t t-bar spin correlations and top quark polarization using dilepton final states in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV ." Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.5, 052007

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurements of the tt⎯⎯ production cross section in lepton+jets final states in pp collisions at 8 TeV and ratio of 8 to 7 TeV cross sections." Eur.Phys.J. C77 (2017) no.1, 15

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Measurements of tt¯ charge asymmetry using dilepton final states in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B760 (2016) 365-386

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Observation of top quark pairs produced in association with a vector boson in pp collisions at √s=8TeV ." JHEP 1601 (2016) 096

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Phenomenological MSSM interpretation of CMS searches in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 and 8 TeV." JHEP 1610 (2016) 129

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Reconstruction and identification of τ lepton decays to hadrons and ντ at CMS ." JINST 11 (2016) no.01, P01019

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for Higgs boson off-shell production in proton-proton collisions at 7 and 8 TeV and derivation of constraints on its total decay width." JHEP 1609 (2016) 051

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for R-parity violating decays of a top squark in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B760 (2016) 178-201

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for Resonant Production of High-Mass Photon Pairs in Proton-Proton Collisions at √s=8 and 13 TeV." Phys.Rev.Lett. 117 (2016) no.5, 051802

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for Third-Generation Scalar Leptoquarks in the tτ Channel in Proton-Proton Collisions at √s = 8 TeV." JHEP 1507 (2015) 042 [Erratum: JHEP 1611 (2016) 056]

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for W′→tb in proton-proton collisions at √s= 8 TeV." JHEP 1602 (2016) 122

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for W' decaying to tau lepton and neutrino in proton-proton collisions at √(s)= 8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B755 (2016) 196-216

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for a Higgs boson decaying into γ∗γ→ℓℓγ with low dilepton mass in pp collisions at √s= 8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B753 (2016) 341-362

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for a low-mass pseudoscalar Higgs boson produced in association with a bb¯ pair in pp collisions at √s= 8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B758 (2016) 296-320

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for a massive resonance decaying into a Higgs boson and a W or Z boson in hadronic final states in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV." JHEP 1602 (2016) 145

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for a very light NMSSM Higgs boson produced in decays of the 125 GeV scalar boson and decaying into τ leptons in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV ." JHEP 1601 (2016) 079

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for anomalous single top quark production in association with a photon in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV ." JHEP 1604 (2016) 035

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for dark matter and supersymmetry with a compressed mass spectrum in the vector boson fusion topology in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV ."  Phys.Rev.Lett. 118 (2017) 021802

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for dark matter and unparticles produced in association with a Z boson in proton-proton collisions at √s= 8  TeV ." Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.5, 052011

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for dark matter particles in proton-proton collisions at √s=8TeV using the razor variables." JHEP 1612 (2016) 088

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for direct pair production of scalar top quarks in the single- and dilepton channels in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV." JHEP 1607 (2016) 027 [Erratum: JHEP 1609 (2016) 056]

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for direct pair production of supersymmetric top quarks decaying to all-hadronic final states in pp collisions at √s=8TeV." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.8, 460

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for exotic decays of a Higgs boson into undetectable particles and one or more photons ." Phys.Lett. B753 (2016) 363-388

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for heavy Majorana neutrinos in e±e± jets and e±μ± jets events in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV ." JHEP 1604 (2016) 169

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for heavy resonances decaying to two Higgs bosons in final states containing four b quarks."  Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.7, 371

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for lepton flavour violating decays of heavy resonances and quantum black holes to an eμ pair in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV ." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.6, 317

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for lepton flavour violating decays of the Higgs boson to eτ and eμ in proton–proton collisions at √s= 8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B763 (2016) 472

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for massive WH resonances decaying into the ℓνbb⎯ final state at √s=8 TeV TeV ." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.5, 237

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for narrow resonances decaying to dijets in proton-proton collisions at √(s)= 13 TeV ." Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) no.7, 071801

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for narrow resonances in dijet final states at √()s)= 8 TeV with the novel CMS technique of data scouting ." Phys.Rev.Lett. 117 (2016) no.3, 031802

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to μ+μ− in pp collisions at √s= 7 and 8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B752 (2016) 221-246

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for neutral resonances decaying into a Z boson and a pair of b jets or tau leptons ." Phys.Lett. B759 (2016) 369-394

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for new phenomena in monophoton final states in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV." Phys.Lett. B755 (2016) 102-124

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for new physics in final states with two opposite-sign, same-flavor leptons, jets, and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV ." JHEP 1612 (2016) 013

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for new physics in same-sign dilepton events in proton–proton collisions at √s=13TeV." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.8, 439

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for new physics with the MT2 variable in all-jets final states produced in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV ." JHEP 1610 (2016) 006

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for pair production of first and second generation leptoquarks in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV ." Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.3, 032004

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for pair-produced vectorlike B quarks in proton-proton collisions at √s=8  TeV." Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.11, 112009

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for resonant tt¯ production in proton-proton collisions at √s= 8  TeV." Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.1, 012001

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for s channel single top quark production in pp collisions at √s=7 and 8 TeV." JHEP 1609 (2016) 027

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for single production of scalar leptoquarks in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV ." Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.3, 032005

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for supersymmetry in electroweak production with photons and large missing transverse energy in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B759 (2016) 479-500

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for supersymmetry in events with a photon, a lepton, and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at √s= 8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B757 (2016) 6-31

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for supersymmetry in events with soft leptons, low jet multiplicity, and missing transverse energy in proton–proton collisions at √s=8 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B759 (2016) 9-35

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for supersymmetry in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV in the single-lepton final state using the sum of masses of large-radius jets ." JHEP 1608 (2016) 122

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for supersymmetry in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV in final states with boosted W bosons and b jets using razor variables ." Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.9, 092009

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for supersymmetry in the multijet and missing transverse momentum final state in pp collisions at 13 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B758 (2016) 152-180

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for the associated production of a Higgs boson with a single top quark in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV." JHEP 1606 (2016) 177

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for the production of an excited bottom quark decaying to tW in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV ." JHEP 1601 (2016) 166

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for two Higgs bosons in final states containing two photons and two bottom quarks in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV ." Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) no.5, 052012

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for vector-like charge 2/3 T quarks in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV ." Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.1, 012003

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Searches for R-parity-violating supersymmetry in pp collisions at √(s)=8 TeV in final states with 0-4 leptons ." Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) no.11, 112009

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Searches for a heavy scalar boson H decaying to a pair of 125 GeV Higgs bosons hh or for a heavy pseudoscalar boson A decaying to Zh, in the final states with h→ττ." Phys.Lett. B755 (2016) 217-244

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Study of B Meson Production in p+Pb Collisions at √sNN=5.02  TeV Using Exclusive Hadronic Decays." Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) no.3, 032301

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Study of Z boson production in pPb collisions at √sNN=5.02TeV ."  Phys.Lett. B759 (2016) 36-57

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Transverse momentum spectra of inclusive b jets in pPb collisions at √sNN= 5.02 TeV ." Phys.Lett. B754 (2016) 59

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "easurement of tt⎯ production with additional jet activity, including b quark jets, in the dilepton decay channel using pp collisions at √s= 8 TeV ." Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.7, 379

     
     

    CMS Collaboration "Search for excited leptons in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV ." JHEP 1603 (2016) 125

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Upsilon production in U + U collisions at sqrt(sNN)= 193 GeV measured with the STAR experiment ." Phys.Rev. C94 (2016) 064904

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Beam Energy Dependence of the Third Harmonic of Azimuthal Correlations in Au+Au Collisions at RHIC ." Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) no.11, 112302

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Beam-energy dependence of charge balance functions from Au + Au collisions at energies available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider ." Phys.Rev. C94 (2016) no.2, 024909

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Centrality and transverse momentum dependence of elliptic flow of multistrange hadrons and ϕ meson in Au+Au collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV." Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) no.6, 062301

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Centrality dependence of identified particle elliptic flow in relativistic heavy ion collisions at √sNN=7.7–62.4 GeV ." Phys.Rev. C93 (2016) no.1, 014907

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "J/ψ production at low transverse momentum in p+p and d+Au collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV." Phys.Rev. C93 (2016) no.6, 064904

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Jet-like Correlations with Direct-Photon and Neutral-Pion Triggers at √sNN=200GeV ." Phys.Lett. B760 (2016) 689-696

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Measurement of elliptic flow of light nuclei at √sNN= 200, 62.4, 39, 27, 19.6, 11.5, and 7.7 GeV at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider ." Phys.Rev. C94 (2016) no.3, 034908

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Measurement of the transverse single-spin asymmetry in p↑+p→W±/Z0 at RHIC ." Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) no.13, 132301

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Near-side azimuthal and pseudorapidity correlations using neutral strange baryons and mesons in d+Au, Cu+Cu and Au+Au collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV ." Phys.Rev. C94 (2016) no.1, 014910

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Probing parton dynamics of QCD matter with Ω and ϕ production." Phys.Rev. C93 (2016) no.2, 021903

     
     

    CMS and ATLAS Collaborations "Combined Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass in pp Collisions at √s=7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS Experiments ." Phys.Rev.Lett. 114 (2015) 191803

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Energy dependence of acceptance-corrected dielectron excess mass spectrum at mid-rapidity in Au+Au collisions at √sNN= 19.6 and 200 GeV ." Phys.Lett. B750 (2015) 64-71

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Measurement of Interaction between Antiprotons ." Nature 527 (2015) 345-348

     
     

    STAR Collaboration "Measurements of Dielectron Production in Au+Au Collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV from the STAR Experiment ." Phys.Rev. C92 (2015) 2, 024912

     
     

    C. Yang et al. "Calibration and performance of the STAR Muon Telescope Detector using cosmic rays ." Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A762 (2014) 1

     
     

    L. Adamczyk et al. "Dielectron Mass Spectra from Au+Au Collisions at √sNN= 200 GeV ." Phys.Rev.Lett. 113 (2014) 2, 022301, Addendum-ibid. 113 (2014) 4, 049903

     
     

    L. Adamczyk et al. "Dielectron azimuthal anisotropy at mid-rapidity in Au + Au collisions at √sNN=200 GeV ." Phys.Rev. C90 (2014) 6, 064904

     
     

    L. Adamczyk et al. "Energy Dependence of Moments of Net-proton Multiplicity Distributions at RHIC ." Phys.Rev.Lett. 112 (2014) 3, 032302

     
     

    W.J. Llope et al. "The STAR Vertex Position Detector ." Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A759 (2014) 23-28

     
     

    Chatrchyan et al. "A New Boson with a Mass of 125 GeV Observed with the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. ." Science, 338 (2012) : 1569.

     
     

    Chatrchyan et al. "Observation of a new boson with mass near 125 GeV in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 and 8 TeV. ." JHEP, 1306 (2013) : 081.

     
     

    Chatrchyan et al.) "Observation of long-range near-side angular correlations in proton-lead collisions at the LHC. ." Phys.Lett. B, 718 (2013) : 795.

     
     

    B. I. Abelev "Observation of an Antimatter Hypernucleus." Science, 328 (2010) : 58.

     
     

    L. Adamczyk et al. "Di-electron spectrum at mid-rapidity in p + p collisions at √s = 200 GeV." Phys. Rev. C, 86 (2012) : 024906.

     
     

    S. Chatrchyan et al. "Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC." Phys. Lett. B , 716 (2012) : 30.

     
     

    H. Agakishiev et al. "Observation of the antimatter helium-4 nucleus." Nature, 473 (2011) : 353.

     
     

    CMS Collaboration (F.Geurts) "Commissioning of the CMS Experiment and the Cosmic Run at Four Tesla." JINST 5 (2010) T03001

     
     

    CMS Collaboration (F.Geurts) "Performance of the CMS Cathode Strip Chambers with Cosmic Rays." JINST 5 (2010) T03018

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    J. Butterworth (for the STAR Collaboration) "Production of e+e− from U+U collisions at √sNN = 193 GeV and Au+Au collisions at √sNN = 19.6, 27, 39, 62.4, and 200 GeV as measured by STAR." submitted to Nucl. Part. Phys. Proc. Submitted

     
     

    J.D. Brandenburg (for the STAR Collaboration) "Identified Light and Strange Hadron Spectra at √sNN = 14.5 GeV with STAR at RHIC BES I." J.Phys.Conf.Ser. 736 (2016) no.1, 012005

     
     

    J.D. Brandenburg (for the STAR Collaboration) "Identified Light and Strange Hadron Spectra at sqrt(sNN)=14.5 GeV and Systematic Study of Baryon/Meson Effect at Intermediate Transverse Momentum with STAR at RHIC BES I." Nucl.Phys. A 956 (2016) 445

     
     

    F. Geurts "Dilepton Measurements at STAR. ." J.Phys.Conf.Ser., 458 (2013) : 012016.

     
     

    F. Geurts "The STAR Dilepton Physics Program. ." Nucl.Phys.A, 904 (2013) : 217c.

     
     

    F. Geurts "Dielectron Measurements in STAR." EPJ Web of Conf., 36 (2012) : 0010.

     
     Other
     

    Performance Testing of the CMS Cathode Strip Chambers, R. Breedon et al. (F.Geurts), CMS Note-2009/020

     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    "Dilepton Measurements at RHIC." Erice School 2016: Nuclear Matter under Extreme Conditions - Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions, Erice, Italy. (Sept. 18, 1026)

     
     

    "Introduction to Charm Physics with Heavy Ions." 8th International Workshop on Charm Physics, Bologna, Italy. (Sept. 5, 2016)

     
     

    "

    Dilepton & Quarkonium Measurements in STAR 

    ." 6th Workshop of the APS Topical Group on Hadronic Physics, Baltimore, MD. (April 8, 2015)

     
     

    "Dilepton measurements at RHIC: past, present, future." 31st Winter Workshop on Nuclear Dynamics, Keystone, CO. (Jan. 29, 2015)

     
     

    "Future Beam Energy Scan Measurements at RHIC." New Perspectives on Photons and Dileptons in Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions at RHIC and LHC, Trento, Italy. (Dec. 1, 2015)

     
     

    "Recent Developments on Dilepton Probes." 7th International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes of High-Energy Nuclear Collisions, McGill University, Montreal (Quebec), Canada. (July 3, 2015)

     
     

    "STAR Overview." XXV International Conference on Ultrarelativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions (QuarkMatter 2015), Kobe, Japan. (Sept. 29, 2015)

     
     

    "Energy Dependence of Dilepton Production at RHIC." Rencontres de Moriond: QCD and High Energy Interactions, La Thuile (Italy). ( March 29, 2014)

     
     

    "Future Dilepton Measurements at STAR." Thermal Photons and Dileptons in Heavy-Ion Collisions, RIKEN-BNL Research Center. (August 22, 2014)

     
     

    "Hard Probes in STAR – an overview." 6th International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes of High-Energy Nuclear Collisions, Stellenbosch, South Africa. (Nov. 4, 2013)

     
     

    "The BES Dilepton Program." ECT* Workshop on Electromagnetic Probes, Trento, Italy. (May 23,2013)

     
     

    "The STAR Dilepton Program." 29th Winter Workshop On Nuclear Dynamcs, Squaw Valley, CA. (Feb. 6, 2013)

     
     

    "Dilepton Measurements with the STAR detector at RHIC." Resonance Workshop, UT Austin; Austin, TX. (March 7, 2012)

     
     

    "The STAR Dilepton Program." Quark Matter 2012, Washington DC. (Aug. 16, 2012)

     
     

    "Serving up a hot quark soup." Quarknet Teacher Workshop, Rice University. (June 9, 2011)

     
     

    "Serving up a hot quark soup." Quarknet Saturday Physics, Rice University. (February 19, 2011)

     
     Lectures
     

    "The Higgs Hunter's Guide - a basic introduction to the discovery of a fundamental particle." Quarknet Master Class, Carnegie Vanguard High School, Houston TX . (March 24, 2016)

     
     

    "The Higgs Hunter's Guide - a basic introduction to the disocvery of a fundamental particle." Classroom Connect 2016, Rice University, Houston TX. (Feb. 13, 2016)

     
     

    "The Hottest Thing in the Universe." Rice Science Café, Black Labrador Pub, Houston TX. (Oct. 4, 2016)

     
     

    "The Standard Model & The Higgs Discovery." Rice QuarkNet Workshop, Rice University, Houston TX. (June 26, 2014)

     
     

    "Serving Up Hot Quark Soup." HoustonShakers/TEDxHouston , University of Saint Thomas, Houston TX. (June 16, 2013)

     
     

    "The Standard Model & The Higgs Discovery." Quarknet Saturday Physics , University of Houston. (Oct.12, 2013)

     
     

    "The Standard Model & The Higgs Discovery." Quarknet Teacher Workshop, Rice University. (June 28, 2013)

     
     Other
     

    "STAR Experimental Overview Runs 14 and 15." BNL Nuclear & Particle Physics Program Advisory Committee, Brookhaven National Lab. (June 16, 2016)

     
     

    "Future Dilepton Measurements at RHIC." 2014 Long-range plan Joint Town Meetings on QCD, Temple University. (September 15, 2014)

     
     

    "CMS Pixel Phase-1 Upgrade." DOE’s LHC Upgrade Strategy Review, Gaithersburg, MD. (Sept.17, 2013)

     
     

    "Experimental Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics." DOE NP Heavy-Ion Comparative Review, Gaithersburg, MD. (May 31, 2013)

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "Dilepton Measurements at RHIC." Texas A&M Nuclear Theory Seminar, Texas A&M, College Station, TX. (April 25, 2014)

     
     

    "Dilepton Measurements at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider." NIKHEF, Amsterdam (the Netherlands). (September 19, 2014)

     
     

    "Putting Hot Nuclear Matter on a Map." Rice University, Houston, TX. (November 12, 2014)

     
     

    "Putting Hot Matter on a Map." UH Physics Colloquium, University of Houston, Houston TX. (Jan. 29, 2013)

     
     

    "Putting Hot Matter on a Map." Physics Colloquium, Cornell University, Ithaca NY. (March 11, 2013)

     
     Workshops
     

    "STAR ETOF: plans & status." Mini-Workshop for TOF and MTD in STAR at NCKU, NCKU, Tainan, Taiwan. (Dec. 9, 2016)

     
     

    "Endcap TOF R&D Plans." STAR Meeting on eSTAR and Forward Upgrades, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (Aug. 29, 2013)

     
     

    "MTD Physics Overview." STAR Workshop on MTD & eTOF, Rice University. (Nov.21, 2013)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, all peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings from the STAR Collaboration. (2014 - 2014)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Joseph Butterworth, PhD Dielectron measurements in STAR Beam Energy Scan. (2017) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Daniel Brandenburg, PhD Dimuon measurements in Au+Au collisions at 200GeV. (2018) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Nick Luttrell, PhD Dielectron measurements in high-multiplicity p+p collisions at 200GeV. (2019) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

    Positions Held
     STAR Time-of-Flight offline analysis coordinator , STAR Collaboration. (2009 - 2014)

     STAR Council Member, STAR Collaboration. (2009 - 2015)

     CMS CSC Online Systems manager, CMS (US-CMS). (2005 - 2015)

     CMS CSC Online Systems manager, CMS (US-CMS). (2005 - 2016)

     Physics Analysis Coordinator, STAR experiment. (2014 - 2015)

     STAR Council Member, STAR Collaboration. (2009 - 2016)

     Physics Analysis Coordinator, STAR experiment. (2014 - 2016)

     Physics Working Group convener, STAR Collaboration. (2010 - 2014)