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.
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.
JAN
24
Thursday
RIKEN Lunch Seminar
"Quarkonium production in heavy ion collisions: open quantum system, effective field theory and transport equations"
Presented by Xiaojun Yao, Duke University
12 pm, Building 510, Room 1-224
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12:00 pm
Hosted by: Yuta Kikuchi
In this talk, I will present a connection between two approaches of studying quarkonium dynamics inside quark-gluon plasma: the open quantum system formalism and the transport equation. I will discuss insights from the perspective of quantum information. I will show that under the weak coupling and Markovian approximations, the Lindblad equation turns to a Boltzmann transport equation after a Wigner transform is applied to the system density matrix. I will demonstrate how the separation of physical scales justifies the approximations, by using effective field theory of QCD. Finally, I will show some phenomenological results based on the derived transport equation.
JAN
25
Friday
Nuclear Theory / RIKEN Seminar
"Effective field theory of hydrodynamics"
Presented by Paolo Glorioso, Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago
2 pm, CFNS Seminar Room 2-38
Friday, January 25, 2019, 2:00 pm
Hosted by: Niklas Mueller
I will give an overview of our work on developing an effective field theory of dissipative hydrodynamics. The formulation is based on the Schwinger-Keldysh formalism, which provides a functional approach that naturally includes dissipation and fluctuations. Hydrodynamics is implemented by introducing suitable degrees of freedom and symmetries. I will then discuss two important by-products. First, the second law of thermodynamics, which in the traditional approach is imposed at phenomenological level, is here obtained from a basic symmetry principle together with constraints from unitarity. Second, I will show consistency with unitarity and causality of the hydrodynamic path-integral at all loops, which leads to the first systematic framework to compute hydrodynamic fluctuations.