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 Tammy Stein, 1-631-344-5753.
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
"Understanding the structure of hadrons through spin observables in hard-scattering processes"
Presented by Daniel Pitonyak, BNL
2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:00 pm
Hosted by: Soeren Schlichting
Almost all of the visible matter in the universe is built from hadrons, which are composed of quarks and gluons. One of the main challenges in nuclear physics is to understand this complex internal structure. In this talk, I will discuss how hard-scattering processes that involve the spin of hadrons give us insight into aspects of their inner-workings that otherwise would be inaccessible. I will focus on phenomena that arise when hadrons carry spin transverse to their direction of motion, which allow us to examine them in 3D and analyze correlations between their quarks and gluons. I will also consider a new attempt to resolve the so-called "spin crisis" of how the proton gets its spin by looking at how much spin can be carried by small-x quarks and gluons.