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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 Colleen Michael, 1-631-344-4919.

RBRC Research Groups


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.


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.


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.

  1. FEB



    RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

    QCD in Finite Temperature and Heavy-Ion Collisions

    February 13-15, 2017

  1. DEC



    RIKEN Lunch Seminar


    Presented by Rainer Fries, Texas A&M

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

    Thursday, December 8, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Heikki Mantysaari'

  2. DEC



    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.

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