Dr hab. Krzysztof Kutak

Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej Polskiej Akademii Nauk

ul. Radzikowskiego 152
31-342 Kraków
Poland
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I am a theoretical particle physicist based at Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej Polskiej Akademii Nauk (IFJ-PAN).

I recived my Ph.D in Physics from University of Hamburg, Germany in 2006. After that I worked at DESY Hamburg (2006-2009), University of Antwerpen (Belgium, 2009-2010), and from 2011 I am at IFJ-PAN.

My research interests centre on particle physics, especially on Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) which is a theory describing properties of basic building blocks of hadronic matter i.e. quarks and gluons. This theory is also a basic tool which is used to set up initial conditions for collisions of protons and ions at colliders like LHC, RHIC. It also allows to calculate properties of hadronic final states produced during collision.

My main interest at the moment is the study of the high-energy behavior of cross section in high-density QCD as studied in Large Hadron Collider at CERN. In particular the interesting feature of gluon density at high energies is gluon saturation i.e. a state of system of gluons where gluon occupancy number is high and gluons start to overlap.

Recently in order to shed light on the saturation phenomenon I am studying production of forward dijets at the LHC.