Tom Hemmick

Tom Hemmick is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Towson University and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from Rochester University. Hemmick began teaching Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University in 1991.Tom’s physics research focuses on collisions of heavy ions at high energies. He is a member of the PHENIX experiment at the Brookhaven National Laboratory RHIC accelerator, and works on the Ring-Imaging Cherenkov Detector ('RICH') as well as the PHENIX Drift Chambers, part of the PHENIX Tracking system.