Vanderbilt University Academic Life     Department of Physics and Astronomy

Vanderbilt University Academic Life

Julia Velkovska

E-mail address: julia.velkovska@vanderbilt.edu

Office Phone: (615)322-0656
Office: Vanderbilt University, Stevenson Science Center , room 6424


DEGREES AWARDED:

  • Ph.D. - SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 1997
  • M. S. - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria, 1988

FIELDS OF INTEREST:

  • Experimental Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics
I am a member of the PHENIX collaboration at RHIC and the CMS experiment at the LHC.

AWARDS:

Kavli Frontiers Fellow 2010
Alfred P.Sloan Fellow 2007

Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator  2004

CURRENT APPOINTMENT:

  • 20012-Present : Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS:

  • 2008-2012 : Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • 2003-2008 : Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • 2001-2003 : Assistant Physicist, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY
  • 2000-2001 : Research Staff Scientist, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
  • 1997-2000 : Post-doctoral Research Associate, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
  • 1992-1997 : Research Assistant,SUNY Stony Brook, NY
  • 1991-1992 : Teaching Assistant, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
  • 1989-1991 : Research Assistant, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

PUBLICATIONS LIST ( as generated by InSPIRE):

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Nuclear Science Advisory Committee: 2011 - present
  • Convener of CMS Heavy Ion program: 2012 - present
  • Convener of PHENIX hard scattering physics working group: 2009 - 2010
  • Convener of CMS correlations and flow in heavy ions group: 2009 -2011
  • RHIC/AGS User Executive committee: 2005-2007
  • Convener of PHENIX hadron physics working group: 2001 - 2004
  • PHENIX Speakers Bureau member: 2004 - 2005
  • Convener of Equation of State working group, RHIC II physics, 2004-2005

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Formation of dense partonic matter in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC: Experimental evaluation by the PHENIX collaboration, Nucl.Phys.A757:184-283,2005, arXiv:nucl-ex/0410003
  • Scaling properties of proton and anti-proton production in sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV Au+Au collisions” PHENIX collaboration, S.S. Adler et al.,  Phys. Rev. Lett 91, 172301 (2003)  arXiv: nucl-ex/0305036
  • “Elliptic Flow of Identified Hadrons in Au+Au Collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV”, PHENIX collaboration, S.S. Adler et al, Phys.Rev.Lett. 91 (2003) 182301, arXiv: nucl-ex/0305013
  • “Identified Charged Particle Spectra and Yields in Au-Au Collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV” PHENIX collaboration,  S. S. Adler et al., Phys.Rev.C69:034909,2004 , arXiv: nucl-ex/0307022
  •  “Centrality dependence of pi+-, K+-, p and pbar production from sqrt(s)=130 GeV Au + Au collisions at RHIC”, PHENIX collaboration, K. Adcox et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 242301 (2002).