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.
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.
Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar
"What shines brighter, Glasma or Quark-Gluon Plasma?"
Presented by Naoto Tanji, University of Heidelberg
2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Friday, January 27, 2017, 2:00 pm
Hosted by: ''Heikki Mantysaari''
Recent classical-statistical numerical simulations have established the "bottom-up" thermalization scenario of Baier et al. as the correct weak coupling effective theory for thermalization in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. I will talk on a parametric study of photon production in the various stages of this bottom-up framework to ascertain the relative contribution of the off-equilibrium "Glasma" relative to that of a thermalized Quark-Gluon Plasma. Taking into account the constraints imposed by the measured charged hadron multiplicities at RHIC and the LHC, we find that Glasma contributions are important especially for large values of the saturation scale at both energies. Furthermore, I will report on first kinetic simulations of photon production in the expanding Glasma that will quantify our estimates.