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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 Maureen McNeill-Shea, 1(631) 344-2758.

RBRC Research Groups


D. Kharzeev, 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. OCT



    RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

    QCD Spin Physics: A Symposium to Honor Jacques Soffer

    October 3-4, 2019

  2. NOV



    RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

    Streaming Readout V

    November 13-15, 2019

  1. AUG



    NT/RIKEN Seminar


    Presented by Daniel Harlow, MIT

    2 pm, Building 510, CFNS Seminar room 2-38

    Friday, August 23, 2019, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: Niklas Mueller

  2. AUG



    RIKEN Lunch Seminar


    Presented by Masazumi Honda, Cambridge

    12 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Thursday, August 29, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Hosted by: Yuta Kikuchi

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