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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.

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    RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

    Jet Observables at the Electron-Ion Collider

    July 27-29, 2020

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    virtual NT/RIKEN seminar

    "Transverse momentum broadening in the Glasma"

    Presented by Andreas Ipp, TU Wien

    9 am, Webcast

    Friday, July 10, 2020, 9:00 am

    Hosted by: Nikhil Karthik

    Jets are hard probes that originate from initial hard scatterings of the nuclei in heavy ion collisions. They acquire transverse momentum broadening through interaction with the evolving quark-gluon plasma. However, already the pre-equilibrium Glasma stage can contribute to transverse momentum broadening. In this talk, I present our recent work [1] where we calculate the contribution to transverse momentum broadening from the Glasma phase. We base our calculation on the boost-invariant 2+1D Glasma description which builds upon the Color Glass Condensate framework. Interestingly, we find strong time-dependence and anisotropic results with larger momentum broadening in the direction along the beam axis. [1] Bluejeans link:

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    NT/RIKEN Seminar


    Presented by Asmita Mukharjee, IIT Bombay

    2 pm, Building 510, CFNS Room 2-38

    Friday, July 17, 2020, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: Nikhil Karthik

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