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Che-Ming Ko

Faculty: Distinguished Professor


CYCL 337 (main office)


Professor Ko received a from Tunghai University in Taiwan, a 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 in His research has been supported by National Science Foundation,Department of Energy and the Robert A.Welch Foundation.

Latest Publications

Zhen Zhang and Che Ming Ko. “Effects of energy conservation on equilibrium properties of hot asymmetric nuclear matter.” Phys. Rev. C, 97(1), 014610, Jan 2018.

Yifeng Sun and Che Ming Ko. “Chiral kinetic approach to the chiral magnetic effect in isobaric collisions.” Phys. Rev. C, 98(1), 014911, Jul 2018.

Kai-Jia Sun, Lie-Wen Chen, Che Ming Ko, Jie Pu, and Zhangbu Xu. “Light nuclei production as a probe of the QCD phase diagram.” Physics Letters B, 781, 499--504, Jun 2018.

Ying-Xun Zhang, et al. “Comparison of heavy-ion transport simulations: Collision integral in a box.” Phys. Rev. C, 97(3), 034625, Mar 2018.

Zhen Zhang and Che Ming Ko. “Hypertriton production in relativistic heavy ion collisions.” Physics Letters B, 780, 191--195, May 2018.

Awards & Recognition

  • Excellence in Reviewing (Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2012)
  • Outstanding Referee (American Physical Society, 2010)
  • Distinguished Research Award (Association of Texas A&M Former Students, 2004)
  • Fellow (American Physical Society, 1994)
  • Senior Distinguished Scientist Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1994)