Experimental Particle Physics
Blegdamsvej 17, København Ø
Christian Holm Christensen is Associate Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, and a member of the ALICE group under the Discovery Center. His research centers around the measurement of the total charged particle multiplicity produced in proton-proton, proton-lead, and lead-lead collisions. Using these measurements, Christian hopes to gain more insight in the strong nuclear force and in particular about the so-called Quark-Gluon Plasma.
Christian obtained his M.Sc. from the University of Copenhagen in 2003, and his Ph.D. in 2008, for which he received 'Best ALICE Thesis Award.' Since then, Christian has been employed at the Niels Bohr Institute - first under a two year grant from the Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation, and then under the Discovery Center. From 2012 he has a 4 year Steno grant from The Danish Independent Research Council - Natural Sciences.
Primary fields of researchExperimental relativistic heavy ion physics
Charged particle multiplicity over a broad pseudo-rapidity range in pp collisions at 7TeV, as recorded by ALICE at the CERN LHC.