Olga Evdokimov Appointed to the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee

Photograph of Professor Olga Evdokimov

Olga Evdokimov, Professor of Physics, has been appointed to the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, which provides official advice to the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation on the national program for basic nuclear science research.

The committee, which includes a select group of representatives from universities, national laboratories, and industries, prepares long-range plans for nuclear science research in U.S. that guide federal funding for research and development in the field.

Evdokimov, who came to UIC in 2005, specializes in high energy nuclear physics and has ongoing projects in experimental study of nuclear matter under extreme conditions with the STAR detector, also known as the Solenoidal Tracker at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. Her physics interests include collision dynamics, particle production mechanisms and jet-medium interactions at ultra-relativistic energies.