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The Nuclear Theory Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory is a world leader in High Energy Nuclear Physics. We have a vigorous research program, aimed at understanding the fundamental structure of matter. We maintain a synergy with the experimental program at RHIC; with the research done by RIKEN-BNL Center; and with the Lattice Gauge Theory and High Energy Theory Groups.

Quark-Gluon phase diagram

Quark-Gluon Plasma Phase Diagram

A map of the different states of nuclear matter.


energy density

Energy Density after Hydrodynamic Evolution

Hydro simulation of a single Au+Au collision. Shown is the energy density in the transverse plane.

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Chiral Magnetic Effect

Chiral Magnetic Effect

Charge separation effect — domain walls that separate the region of θ≠0 from the outside vacuum with θ=0 become charged in the presence of an external magnetic field, with the surface charge density ~eθ/Π·eΒ/2Π.

Colour Glass Condensate

Color Glass Condensate (CGC)

The saturation scale, QQs, and how it scales with x and A.


Color Field Correlations

Rapidity Evolution of the Spatial Strong Color Field Correlations Probed by a Quark-anti Quark Probe

This illustrates the degree of fluctuations and shows how the correlation length decreases dynamically with increasing rapidity Y. More information on the calculation

  1. MAY



    RIKEN Lunch Seminar

    "Lefschetz-thimble path integral for studying the sign problem and Silver Blaze phenomenon"

    Presented by Yuya Tanizaki, RBRC

    12:30 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Hiroshi Ohki'

  2. JUN



    Physics Colloquium

    "Sterile Neutrinos as the Origin of Dark and Baryonic Matter"

    Presented by Mikhail Shaposhnikov, EPFL

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Robert Pisarski'

  3. JUN



    Nuclear/Riken Theory Committee

    "On Pressure Isotropization in Heavy-Ion Collisions"

    Presented by Bin Wu, The Ohio State University

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, June 24, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: ''Soeren Schlichting''