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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. OCT



    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "Perturbative QCD and beyond: Bose-Eitstein correlation and $v_n$ at any n"

    Presented by Genya Levin, Tel Aviv University

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, October 28, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: ''Heikki Mantysaari''

  2. NOV



    Nuclear Physics Seminar

    "Photon-tagged jet production in 5.02 TeV Pb+Pb and pp"

    Presented by Peter Steinberg

    11 am, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 11:00 am

    Hosted by: 'Jia Jiangyong'

  3. NOV



    HET/RIKEN Seminars


    Presented by Amy Nicholson, UC Berkeley

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Mattia Bruno'