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Physics Fellowship Program

The RIKEN BNL Research Center offers a Fellow system at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) allowing joint appointments with universities and research laboratories throughout the world, enabling talented researchers to hold tenure track positions at their home institution as well as a Fellow position with the Center.

This system was established to increase the research potential of the Center and to disseminate its research activities and results. To date, nine RHIC Physics Fellows have received the U.S. Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator Award and over 50 Fellows have received tenure at their home institutions since the inception of the program.

Institutions interested in initiating a new RHIC Physics Fellow position may obtain details on how to proceed by contacting Colleen Michael, 1-631-344-4919.

RBRC Research Groups


L. McLerran, Group Leader

This group conducts QCD related research that includes heavy ion physics, the quark gluon plasma, color glass condensate and hard QCD/spin physics.


T. Izubuchi, Group Leader

This group's mission is to solve the dynamics of QCD from first principle lattice simulations using in-house computer resources.


Y. Akiba, Group Leader

This group studies the spin structure of the proton via polarized p+p collisions at RHIC as well as the properties of quark gluon plasma.

The RIKEN BNL Research Center is part of Brookhaven's Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate.

  1. FEB



    RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

    Multi-Hadron and Nonlocal Matrix Elements in Lattice QCD

    February 5-6, 2015

  2. FEB



    RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

    Theory and Modeling for the Beam Energy Scan: from Exploration to Discovery

    February 26-27, 2015

  3. MAR



    RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

    Collectivity in Small Colliding Systems with High Multiplicity

    March 4-6, 2015

  1. FEB



    High-Energy Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

    "Ab initio calculation of the neutron-proton mass difference"

    Presented by Antonin Portelli, University of Southampton, UK

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: Sally Dawson

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