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  • RHIC

    Brookhaven physicists are using detectors at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider to explore how the matter that makes up atomic nuclei behaved just after the Big Bang.

  • ATLAS

    Brookhaven physicists and engineers are collaborators in the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.

  • Neutrinos

    LBNE and the Daya Bay Neutrino Experiments seek to understand the subtle oscillations of neutrinos, ghost-like particles formed in the heart of stars

  • Cosmology

    In the LSST and BOSS experiments, Brookhaven physicists seek to measure and constrain the properties of dark matter, dark energy and the standard cosmological model.

Nuclear Physics

PHENIX

Responsibile for the operation and  physics exploitation of the PHENIX experiment at RHIC.

STAR

Responsibile for the operation and  physics exploitation of the STAR experiment at RHIC.

RHIC Spin

Leads, supports, and provides for the common requirements of the RHIC spin program, particularly for polarimetry.

RIKEN BNL Research Center

Conducts quantum chromodynamics and proton spin structure research.

Nuclear Theory

Conducts research to understand many body aspects of QCD, including the properties of hot and dense matter as well high gluon density matter.  

Lattice Gauge Theory

Studies properties of hot and dense matter using lattice QCD methods.

RHIC Computing Facility

Provides computing services for experiments at RHIC, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project.

High-Energy Physics

Cosmology & Astrophysics

Solving problems in observational cosmology: how to measure and constrain properties of dark matter, dark energy and the standard cosmological model.

Electronic Detector

Studies very rare processes at the Intensity Frontier.

Omega

Group members are collaborators on the LHC ATLAS experiment.

Physics Application

Develops physics applications software for the LHC ATLAS experiment.

High-Energy Theory

Focuses on providing theoretical foundation for the search for physics beyond the standard model, including lattice QCD calculations of key quantities required for this quest.

ATLAS Computing Facility

Provides computing services for U.S. ATLAS.

High-Energy Physics

Baryonic Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey

BOSS studies dark energy—the force thought to be responsible for the universe’s accelerating expansion.

Dark Energy Survey

Seeks to probe the origin of the accelerating universe and uncover the nature of dark energy by measuring the 14-billion-year history of cosmic expansion.

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

A 3.2 gigapixel camera mounted in a  ground-based telescope designed to produce the widest, densest, and most complete images of our universe ever captured.

Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

An international collaboration working to precisely measure neutrino oscillations.

ATLAS

An experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider designed to detect particles created by proton-proton collisions.

Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment

An international collaboration studying the subtle transformations of neutrinos.

MicroBooNE

Measures low energy neutrino cross sections and investigates low energy excess events observed by the MiniBooNE experiment.

Muon g-2

A high precision measurement of the muon's g-2 value. A deviation between theory and observed value will suggest the existence of new particles.

Mu2e

Experiment which directly probes the Intensity Frontier and aids research on the Energy and Cosmic frontiers with precision measurements to characterize properties of new particles.

Nuclear Physics

PHENIX

An experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider designed to explore quark gluon plasma.

STAR

An experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider designed to explore quark gluon plasma.

Electron Ion Collider (Future)

Plans for the world's first electron-nucleus collider, also known as eRHIC, call for the addition of a 5 to 10 GeV electron ring inside the RHIC tunnel.

The Physics Department is part of Brookhaven's Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate.

Seminars & Colloquia

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  1. DEC

    9

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "Hydrodynamics, the gradient expansion and transient modes"

    Presented by Michal Heller, Perimeter Institute

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, December 9, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: ''Heikki Mantysaari''

    I will discuss recent developments at the interplay between hydrodynamic gradient expansion and transient modes in expanding plasma.

  2. DEC

    16

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "Proton fluctuations and multi-particle rapidity correlations"

    Presented by Kevin Dusling, PRL

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Heikki Mantysaari'

    The effect of intrinsic fluctuations of the proton saturation momentum scale on event-by-event rapidity distributions in small systems is explored. Saturation scale fluctuations generate an asymmetry in the single particle rapidity distribution in each event resulting in genuine n-particle correlations. We introduce a color domain model that naturally explains the centrality dependence of the two-particle rapidity correlations recently measured by ATLAS, constraining the probability distribution of saturation scale fluctuations in the proton. Predictions for n=4, 6 and 8 particle rapidity correlations find that the four- and eight-particle cumulant change sign at intermediate multiplicities, a signature which could be tested experimentally.

  3. JAN

    6

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Anna Stasto, Penn State

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, January 6, 2017, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Heikki Mantysaari'

  4. JAN

    13

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Paulo Bedaque, University of Maryland

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, January 13, 2017, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Heikki Mantysaari'

  5. FEB

    16

    Thursday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Bowen Xiao, CCNU

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, February 16, 2017, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Heikki Mantysaari'

  6. APR

    7

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Dirk Rischke, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, April 7, 2017, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Heikki Mantysaari'

  1. DEC

    16

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "Proton fluctuations and multi-particle rapidity correlations"

    Presented by Kevin Dusling, PRL

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Heikki Mantysaari'

    The effect of intrinsic fluctuations of the proton saturation momentum scale on event-by-event rapidity distributions in small systems is explored. Saturation scale fluctuations generate an asymmetry in the single particle rapidity distribution in each event resulting in genuine n-particle correlations. We introduce a color domain model that naturally explains the centrality dependence of the two-particle rapidity correlations recently measured by ATLAS, constraining the probability distribution of saturation scale fluctuations in the proton. Predictions for n=4, 6 and 8 particle rapidity correlations find that the four- and eight-particle cumulant change sign at intermediate multiplicities, a signature which could be tested experimentally.

  2. JAN

    12

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "Analysis Methods in Neutrino Experiments"

    Presented by Dr. Thomas Junk, Fermilab

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, January 12, 2017, 3:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Xin Qian'

    Current and planned neutrino experiments address fundamental questions in the neutrino, astrophysical, nuclear, and new physics sectors with ambitious, large-scale facilities and detectors. Maximizing the sensitivity and physics reach of these experiments is the guiding principle for the design of the apparatus as well as the analysis techniques applied to infer results from the data. These experiments, however, pose challenges in this process: the data frequently have ambiguities and some quantities are not measurable, such as the momenta of outgoing neutrinos or recoiling nuclei. Detectors with high density and spatial granularity provide a large number of measured values for each event that must be sifted through to obtain even basic reconstructed quantities. The impact of the values of model parameters on the predicted event rates is not linear but is frequently oscillatory. Systematic uncertainties must be highly constrained in order to tease out small effects. To address these challenges, a variety of sophisticated techniques have been adapted from earlier experiments, such as well-established statistical methods and analysis techniques. New, innovative tools developed in other fields, such as deep-learning methods, are being applied to neutrino experiments. I will give a survey of some of the interesting developments being applied and planned for the future.