Nathan Grau



Ph.D.  (Nuclear Physics) - Iowa State University (2005)
B.S. - (Physics) Millikin University (2000)

Assistant Professor, Augustana University (2012 - )
Visiting Assistant Professor, Augustana University (2010-2012)
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Physics, Columbia University (2009-2010)
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, Nevis Laboratories (2006-2010)
Adjunct Faculty, Des Moines Area Community College (2005)

Research Interests
Study of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) through interactions of relativistic heavy ion collisions. Specific interests include studying the wavefunction of the nucleus, the interactions of partons with nuclear and partonic matter, and the evolution of partonic matter to hadronic matter.

Professional Organizations and Service
Member, American Physical Society (2001)
Member, PHENIX Collaboration (2001-)
Member, ATLAS (2006-2010)

Representative Publications (*Augustana Undergraduates)

  •  Wussow, M.* and N. Grau “Determination of the Quark Content of Scalar Mesons Using Hydrodynamical Flow in Heavy Ion Collisions” Phys. Rev. C84 054902 (2011).
  • ATLAS Collaboration, “Observation of a Centrality-Dependent Dijet Asymmetry in Lead- Lead Collisions at √sNN= 2.76 TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 252303 (2010).
  • PHENIX Collaboration, “Jet properties from dihadron correlations in p+p collisions in √s = 200 GeV” Phys. Rev. D74 072002 (2006)
  • PHENIX Collaboration, “Jet structure from dihadron correlations in d+Au collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV” Phys. Rev. C73 054903 (2006)