Jeremey Birrell

The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States

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Publications (4)7.73 Total impact

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    Johann Rafelski, Jeremey Birrell
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    ABSTRACT: We survey the early history of the discovery of quark gluon plasma and the early history of the Universe, beginning with the present day and reaching deep into QGP and almost beyond. We introduce cosmological Universe dynamics and connect the different Universe epochs with one another. We describe some of the many remaining open questions that emerge.
    Journal of Physics Conference Series 10/2013; 509(1).
  • Jeremey Birrell, Lance Labun, Johann Rafelski
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    ABSTRACT: We propose to search for nuclear density or greater compact ultra dense objects (CUDOs), which could constitute a significant fraction of the dark matter [1]. Considering their high density, the gravitational tidal forces are significant and atomic-density matter cannot stop an impacting CUDO, which punctures the surface of the target body, pulverizing, heating and entraining material near its trajectory through the target [2]. Because impact features endure over geologic timescales, the Earth, Moon, Mars, Mercury and large asteroids are well-suited to act as time-integrating CUDO detectors. There are several potential candidates for CUDO structure such as strangelet fragments or more generally dark matter if mechanisms exist for it to form compact objects. [4pt] [1] B. J. Carr, K. Kohri, Y. Sendouda, & J.'i. Yokoyama, Phys. Rev. D81, 104019 (2010). [0pt] [2] L. Labun, J. Birrell, J. Rafelski, Solar System Signatures of Impacts by Compact Ultra Dense Objects, arXiv:1104.4572.
    03/2012;
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    Johann Rafelski, Jeremey Birrell, Lance Labun
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    ABSTRACT: We study interactions of meteor-like compact ultra dense objects with nuclear density or greater (CUDOs) with the Earth and other rocky bodies in the solar system as a possible source of information about novel forms of matter. We study the energy loss in CUDO puncture of the body and describe differences between regular matter and CUDO impacts.
    Physical Review Letters 04/2011; 110(11). · 7.73 Impact Factor
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    Lance Labun, Jeremey Birrell, Johann Rafelski
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    ABSTRACT: As a means of detecting compact ultra dense objects (CUDOs) with nuclear density or greater, and a mass $10^{-10}
    01/2011;