Dr. Dan Cozma
Senior Researcher II
KVI, University of Groningen, 2004
+40-(0)21-4046253 (ext. 3415)
nuclear physics theory
heavy-ion collisions, transport models, nucleon-nucleon interaction, equation of state of nuclear matter


I am currently interested in models for heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies as means to study the equation of study of nuclear matter at supra-saturation densities, both its isospin symmetric and asymmetric components. Among the observables of interest are: nucleon flows (v1, v2 and v3) and particle production close to threshold (pions and kaons). I am also interested in developing transport models that allow precise implementation of fundamental symmetries (relativistic covariance) and conservation laws (angular momentum and energy)


  1. M.D. Cozma, Feasibility of constraining the curvature parameter of the symmetry energy using elliptic flow data, Eur. Jour. Phys. A 54, 40 (2018).
  2. M.D. Cozma, Constraining the density dependence of the symmetry energy using the multiplicity and average pT rations of charged pions, Phys. Rev. C 94, 014601 (2017).
  3. M.D. Cozma, The impact of the energy conservation in transport models on the multiplicity ratio of π+- in heavy-ion collisions and the symmetry energy, Phys. Lett. B 753, 166 (2016).
  4. E. Santini et al., Dilepton production in heavy-ion collisions with in-medium spectral functions of vector mesons, Phys. Rev. C 78, 034910 (2008).
  5. M.D. Cozma et al., Two-pion exchange contributions to the relativistic NN kernel: Peripheral scattering, Phys. Rev. C 75, 014006 (2007).
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