Corey J. Myers
Assistant Teaching Professor
Research/teaching: Investigation of Chiral Symmetry Restoration Using Ξ(1820) Reconstruction From p-p, p-Pb, And Pb-Pb Collisions at ALICE. Recent lattice quantum chromo dynamics (QCD) calculations seem to indicate the phenomenon of chiral symmetry restoration, which would result in changes in the masses of some hardon species under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. These lattice QCD calculations highlight the idea of parity doubling, where the masses of negative parity particles decrease when the system approaches a pseudo-critical temperature and phase transition. Investigation into the modification of the affected particle’s mass, width, and yield due to partial chiral symmetry restoration would prove instrumental to confirming some of the last remaining predictions of QCD.