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Dmitri Kharzeev, Senior Scientist

Research Interests

My research interests include all aspects of the modern theory of strong interactions - Quantum Chromo-Dynamics (QCD), and its applications to the description of experimentally accessible phenomena.

I am particularly interested in high energy nuclear physics, especially the theory of relativistic heavy ion collisions. One of the projects that I am working on at present is the "Chiral Magnetic Effect" (CME recent overview and references). CME is the phenomenon of electric charge separation induced by topological configurations of gluon fields in the presence of magnetic field; both are present in heavy ion collisions.

Other Affiliations

  • Professor of Physics (Stony Brook University)

Recent Publications

116 papers published in refereed international scientific journals; over 180 papers overall; about 7,000 citations (H-index = 45) according to the SLAC SPIRES database.

US patent 60/892,595 on graphene-magnet multilayers (GMM technology) that may be used as a base for nano-scale spintronic devices; together with A.Tsvelik and I.Zaliznyak.

  • “Testing the chiral magnetic and chiral vortical effects in heavy ion collisions,” D. E. Kharzeev and D. T. Son, Phys. Rev. Lett., to appear; arXiv:1010.0038 [hep-ph].
  • “Quark fragmentation in the θ-vacuum,” Z. B. Kang and D. E. Kharzeev, Phys. Rev. Lett., to appear; arXiv:1006.2132 [hep-ph].
  • “Topologically induced local P and CP violation in QCD x QED” D. E. Kharzeev, Annals of Physics 325, 205 (2010) [arXiv:0911.3715 [hep-ph]].
  • “Chiral Magnetic Spiral,” G. Basar, G. V. Dunne and D. E. Kharzeev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 232301 (2010); arXiv:1003.3464 [hep-ph].
  • “Magnetic-Field-Induced insulator-conductor transition in SU(2) quenched lattice gauge theory,” P. V. Buividovich, M. N. Chernodub, D. E. Kharzeev, T. Kalaydzhyan, E. V. Luschevskaya and M. I. Polikarpov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 132001 (2010) arXiv:1003.2180 [hep-lat].
  • “Electric-current Susceptibility and the Chiral Magnetic Effect” K. Fukushima, D. E. Kharzeev and H. J. Warringa, Nucl. Phys. A 836, 311 (2010); arXiv:0912.2961 [hep-ph].

Dmitri Kharzeev