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Faculty: Distinguished Professor

Che-Ming Ko

ko@comp.tamu.edu

979-845-1411

CYCL 337 (main office)

Biography

Professor Ko received a B.Sc.degree from Tunghai University in Taiwan, an M.Sc. degree from McMaster University in Canada, and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Before joining the Texas A&M faculty in 1980, he did research work at McMaster University, Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Research, Michigan State University, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He received the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Distinguished Scientist Award in 1995 and the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Research Award in 2004, and he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Currently, his research interests include theoretical studies of 1) nuclear symmetry energy effects in heavy-ion collisions with rare isotopes, 2) signals and properties of the quark-gluon plasma produced in relativistic heavy-ion collisions, and 3) particle production in hadronic reactions. His publications can be found at https://inspirehep.net. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Robert A.Welch Foundation.

Latest Publications

Maria Colonna, et al. “Comparison of heavy-ion transport simulations: Mean-field dynamics in a box.” Phys. Rev. C, 104(2), 024603, Aug 2021.

Wenbin Zhao, Kai jia Sun, Che Ming Ko, and Xiaofeng Luo. “Multiplicity scaling of light nuclei production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions.” Physics Letters B, 820, 136571, Sep 2021.

Wen-Hao Zhou, He Liu, Feng Li, Yi-Feng Sun, Jun Xu, and Che Ming Ko. “Elliptic flow splittings in the Polyakov--Nambu--Jona-Lasinio transport model.” Phys. Rev. C, 104(4), 044901, Oct 2021.

Kai-Jia Sun, Feng Li, and Che Ming Ko. “Effects of QCD critical point on light nuclei production.” Physics Letters B, 816, 136258, May 2021.

Kai-Jia Sun, Che Ming Ko, Feng Li, Jun Xu, and Lie-Wen Chen. “Enhanced yield ratio of light nuclei in heavy ion collisions with a first-order chiral phase transition.” The European Physical Journal A, 57(11), Nov 2021.

Awards & Recognition

  • Excellence in Reviewing (2012)
  • Outstanding Referee (2010)
  • Distinguished Research Award (2004)
  • Fellow (1994)
  • Senior Distinguished Scientist Award (1994)

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