Andres Aguilar is a second year Ph.D. student in the Physics department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned his B.S. in Engineering Physic and a fellowship in the Pipeline to Inclusive Faculty Program at UIC. As part of the High Energy Nuclear Physics (HENP) group at UIC, his interests include the interactions between fundamental particles and gluons, and the leading-edge discoveries in research of quark-gluon plasma.
Andres’s current work with HENP group at UIC include study and testing of particle silicon strip detectors that are to be installed in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Lab, as well as presentation at the American Physics Society November 2020 meeting regarding results from these tests. Research with HENP includes the study of a global polarization for k+k- interaction.