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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

Kharzeev
Theory

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.

Izubuchi
Computing

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.

Akiba
Experimental

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.

There are no conferences scheduled at this time.

  1. NOV

    21

    Thursday

    RIKEN Lunch Seminar

    "Shedding light on photon and dilepton spectral functions"

    Presented by Greg Jackson, University of Bern

    12 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Hosted by: Yuta Kikuchi

    Photons and dileptons offer themselves as 'clean' probes of the quark-gluon plasma because they are unlikely to reinteract once produced. Their emission rates are given via the vector channel spectral function, an object that can ultimately be reconstructed by analytic continuation of lattice data. To confront perturbative results with that data, the NLO corrections are needed in all domains that affect the associated imaginary-time correlator, namely for energies above, below and in the vicinity of the light cone. We summarize recent progress here and, to control an unavoidable snag, we also determine these corrections for the transverse and longitudinal polarizations separately. Our results should help to scrutinize direct spectral reconstruction attempts from lattice QCD.

  2. NOV

    22

    Friday

    NT/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Paul Chesler

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

    Friday, November 22, 2019, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: Niklas Karthik

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