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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

  2. APR



    RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

    Saturation: Recent Developments, New Ideas and Measurements

    April 26-28, 2017

  1. JAN



    RIKEN Lunch Seminar

    "Vector mesons and chiral symmetry restoration"

    Presented by Fabian Rennecke, Heidelberg University

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

    Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Hiromichi Nishimura'

    Vector mesons play a prominent role for the detection of chiral symmetry restoration in the quark-gluon plasma since their in-medium modifications are directly observable in dilepton spectra. However, a direct connection between their in-medium modifications and chiral symmetry restoration remains elusive. To shed some light on this, I will first address the question how chiral symmetry breaking and the light (vector) mesons emerge from the underlying quark-gluon dynamics. Then, I will present preliminary results on the in-medium spectral functions of the rho and a1 mesons obtained from analytic continuation of Euclidean two-point functions.

  2. JAN



    RIKEN Lunch Seminar

    "From small to moderate-x: beyond the eikonal approximation"

    Presented by Andrey Tarasov, BNL

    12:30 pm, Building 510, Room 1-224

    Thursday, January 26, 2017, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: ''Hiromichi Nishimura''

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