Study of quark-gluon matter properties in heavy-ion collisions at accelerator facilities, such as LHC (CERN), RHIC (USA), FAIR (Germany), and NICA (Russia). In particular, studies of photons and neutral mesons at ALICE experiment at LHC by analysis of data acquired since the beginning of the data taking (in 2009), detector upgrade, preparation of software for data taking, reconstruction and simulations for future measurements.
For future experiment CBM at FAIR, simulations and new methods development are performed for collective flow studies. For future experiment MPD at NICA, simulations of direct photons and performance studies are carried out.
Research program is devoted for a broad spectra of topics, which are connected to studies of strong-interacting matter, and thus, the possibility is provided to cover all up-to-date research areas of interest in the world.
The unique photon spectrometer of ALICE experiment is the largest contribution of Russian Federation to the ALICE experiment (more than 6 million Swiss francs), at the moment this detector is under upgrade for the future data taking periods.
Research is carried out with tight collaboration with world scientific centers – CERN (Switzerland), GSI (Germany), JINR (Russia), NRC “Kurchatov Institute” (Russia). Currently scientific supervisor (Blau D.S.) is a leader of RSCF grant project dedicated to the same topic.