The research in the QCD theory group revolves around different aspects of QCD at high energy and density. In addition to the phenomenology of high energy nuclear collisions at the CERN-LHC and BNL-RHIC, we are involved with physics studies for planned next generation DIS experiments. We use weak coupling QCD renormalization group equations to understand the partonic structure of hadrons and nuclei. Important specialties of our group are using this information to understand the formation of a thermalized quark-gluon plasma, and modeling its subsequent evolution with relativistic hydrodynamics.

Our research is supported by European Research council (see ERC Consolidator project CGCglasmaQGP) and the Academy of Finland. Our research is also part of the QCD-theory project (2014-2019) at the Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP).  We are in a close contact with the QCD groups in Helsinki and the ALICE group at JYFL.  For recent results, see the JYFL Annual Report 2016, and earlier 2000-2015.




  • Pb-Pb collision in LHC at sqrt(s) = 5.5 ATeV. 
Pb-Pb collision in LHC at sqrt(s) = 5.5 ATeV