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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


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.

There are no conferences scheduled at this time.

  1. MAR



    High-Energy Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

    "Mixed EW-QCD two-loop amplitudes for Drell-Yan dilepton production"

    Presented by Andreas von Manteuffel, MSU

    11 am, Videoconference / Virtual Event

    Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:00 am

    Hosted by: Julia Gehrlein

    Abstract: Drell-Yan production of a charged lepton pair is a key process at the Large Hadron Collider. The region of large invariant mass region is of particular interest for new physics searches, which motivates precise theory predictions at energies well above the Z resonance. In this talk, I discuss our recent calculation of the mixed electroweak-QCD two-loop amplitudes for the process qq->l+l- as a further step in this direction. I present the calculation in two different approaches, the 't Hooft-Veltman-Breitenlohner-Maison (HVBM) gamma5 scheme and Kreimer's anticommuting gamma5 scheme, and discuss how one arrives at scheme-independent results. Solving the master integrals in terms of multiple polylogarithms of algebraic arguments, we obtain fully analytic results for the helicity amplitudes, which allow for fast and robust numerical evaluations in Monte-Carlo programs.

  2. MAR



    Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

    "Quantum anomalous energy and proton mass decomposition"

    Presented by Dr Yizhuang Liu, Regensburg

    9:15 am, Videoconference / Virtual Event

    Friday, March 5, 2021, 9:15 am

    Hosted by: Yoshitaka Hatta

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