Who’s Who at the Lab-Mike Sas

scientist looking at computers.
Mike Sas
Postgraduate Associate Pending Degree

What do you do here at Wright Lab? 

I study the nature of heavy-ion collisions and, more specifically, the formation and microscopic dynamics of the quark gluon plasma, using the data collected by the ALICE experiment at CERN. My analyses are focused on measuring and understanding the photons that are produced in heavy-ion collisions, as well as in smaller collision systems such as p-Pb and pp collisions.

What is the most unique and/or exciting experience you’ve had here at Wright Lab?

Definitely my visit to the group earlier this year and getting to know the people of the group. We went for pizza with mashed potato on top, which is an overall crazy thing to do as an European… but it turned out to be delicious!

What is something that people might not know about you that you’d like to share with the community? 

I’m interested in discovering the mountain bike (and hiking) trails around New Haven and beyond!

Where do you like to work remotely?

I’m currently working remotely in the Netherlands due to the COVID situation, where I build myself quite an enjoyable work station! I especially enjoy listening to a large variety of music while working at home, from Classical music all the way to the the heavier rock genres.