Dr. Soren SorensenProfessor and Department Head
Ph.D., Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, 1981
Office: 401 Nielsen Physics Building
Web Site: http://www.phys.utk.edu/sorensen
RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION PHYSICS
The research interests of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics group are focused on heavy ion collisions at ultrarelativistic energies, which is an exciting new field on the borderline between nuclear and high energy physics. Over the last two decades our group has primarily studied the following three topics:
Brief VitaI was born on August 24, 1950 in Denmark and grew up in the suburbs of Copenhagen. I attended the University of Copenhagen and majored in Math and Physics. In 1977 I received a Masters Degree from The Niels Bohr Institute (Thesis: "Fusion of 16O + 16O") and in 1981 got the PhD from the same place (Thesis: "Quasielastic Transfer Reactions induced by 56Fe on 58Ni, 64Ni and 122Sn"). From 1981 to 1984 I was a post-doc at The Niels Bohr Institute, and spent a year from 1982-83 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In December 1984 I began my appointment at The University of Tennessee as an assistant professor in nuclear physics. I have been a Volunteer ever since, apart from 18 months as a visitor at CERN, Geneva in 1986-87. In 2000 I was appointed Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Publication information from SLAC SPIRES High Energy Physics Database: