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Olga Evdokimov, PhD

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies



Building & Room:

2264 SES


845 West Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3413


Olga Evdokimov is a Professor of Physics and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago. She received her PhD in 1999 from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) and Ivanovo State University (Ivanovo, Russia). Her research expertise is in High Energy Nuclear Physics, focusing on experimental exploration of phases of nuclear matter. She is conducting experimental studies of the hot nuclear matter under extreme temperature conditions within two major international collaborations, STAR and CMS, at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY, and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Her research interests span a variety of subjects and include investigating collision dynamics, hadronization mechanisms in Quark Gluon Plasma, statistical jet reconstruction, and jet-medium interactions. She is also actively engaged in the developments contributing to the future program for the new upcoming collider facility in the U.S. – the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). Professor Evdokimov's research accomplishments have been recognized nationally and internationally, as demonstrated through her professional leadership appointments in various organizations in the field. She served as a member of the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, as a Chair of the STAR Collaboration Council, and the Institutional Board for the EIC User Group, among others. She serves on Advisory Boards for the EIC Theory Institute at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Centre of Excellence in Quark Matter of the Academy of Finland. At UIC, Professor Evdokimov is involved in curriculum development and educational policy matters and has served on the Educational Policy Committees for the LAS and now continues serving on such a committee for the Physics Department.

Selected Publications

• Search for medium effects using jets from bottom quarks in PbPb collisions at 5.02 TeV; Phys. Lett. B 844 (2023) 137849

• Azimuthal anisotropy of dijet events in PbPb collisions at 5.02 TeV; JHEP 07 (2023) 139

• In-medium modification of dijets in PbPb collisions at 5.02 TeV; JHEP 05 (2021)116

• Measurement of quark- and gluon-like jet fractions using jet charge in PbPb and pp collisions at 5.02 TeV, JHEP 07 (2020)115

• Beam-Energy Dependence of Directed Flow of Lambda, Anti-Lambda, K , K–, K0s and ϕ Au Au Collisions; STAR Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120 (2018) 062301

• Decomposing transverse momentum balance contributions for quenched jets in PbPb collisions at 2.76 TeV; CMS Collaboration, JHEP 1611 (2016) 055

• Beam Energy Dependence of the Third Harmonic of Azimuthal Correlations in Au Au Collisions at RHIC; STAR Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 (2016) 11230

• Experimental studies of di-jet survival and surface emission bias in Au Au collisions via angular correlations with respect to back-to-back leading hadrons; Phys. Rev. C83 (2011) 061901

• Identified baryon and meson distributions at large transverse momenta from Au Au collisions at 200 GeV. STAR Collaboration (B.I. Abelev et al.), Phys. Rev. Lett.97:152301, 2006.


Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1999)
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia, and Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo, Russia

M.S. in Physics (1996)
Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo, Russia