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"For the discovery and measurement of the vorticity of the quark gluon plasma in relativistic heavy ion collisions, and for indispensable leadership in the design and construction of an upgrade detector, providing crucial new capabilities to the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider."Background:
Isaac Upsal received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 2007 and a Ph.D from the Ohio State University in 2018. He is currently a post-doc at Shandong University and Brookhaven National lab where he works on the STAR detector.