Christine AidalaI do research at the boundary of nuclear and particle physics, studying nucleon structure and parton dynamics in QCD. I have been on the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory since 2001 and on the E906/SeaQuest experiment at Fermilab since 2010. I joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 2012.
I also do work on the foundations of physics. I am currently collaborating with Gabriele Carcassi (Physics), Dave Baker (Philosophy), and Lydia Bieri (Math) on a project to derive the standard mathematical frameworks for Hamiltonian and Lagrangian mechanics from physical assumptions.
In 2013 an essay I wrote about my career path was published in "Blazing the Trail: Essays by Leading Women in Science."