From creating the tiniest drops of primordial particle soup to devising new ways to improve batteries, catalysts, superconductors, and more, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory pushed the boundaries of discovery in 2015.
Scientists intent on unraveling the mystery of the force that binds the building blocks of visible matter are gathered in Kobe, Japan, this week to present and discuss the latest results from "ultrarelativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions" at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the Large Hadron Collider.
Four scientists who have made significant contributions to ongoing research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory were among those recently named Fellows of the American Physical Society, the world's second-largest organization of physicists.
Ágnes Mócsy, a theoretical physicist and tenured associate professor at Pratt Institute, one of the world’s prestigious art and design universities, hopes to convey the sense of awe she experienced as a grad student working on research at RHIC.
Larry McLerran's decades-long quest to make sense of the laws governing the Universe's most basic building blocks has taken him from the United States' West Coast to its East, and even as far as China. Now, the American Physical Society is recognizing him for outstanding lifetime achievements in nuclear physics theory.
Physicist Taku Izubuchi of Brookhaven Lab's Physics Department has been awarded tenure for his pioneering accomplishments and leadership contributions in computational approaches to the study of QCD—the theory that describes subatomic quarks, gluons, and their interactions inside protons, neutrons, and mesons. His "lattice gauge formulations," which break these complex physics problems into solvable pieces, have resulted in significant advances in theoretical calculations that enable fundamental measurements in particle physics.
Senior Physicist Sam Aronson has been named Director of the RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC), a physics research center formed by an international collaboration between Brookhaven Lab and RIKEN—Japan's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research.
Taku Izubuchi, Chulwoo Jung, Christoph Lehner, and Amarjit Soni of Brookhaven and the RIKEN-BNL Research Center were recognized at the 30th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory for work in providing evidence of asymmetry in the universe — why there is more matter than antimatter.
Using breakthrough techniques on some of the world’s fastest supercomputers, an international collaboration has reported a landmark calculation of a subatomic particle decay important to understanding matter/antimatter asymmetry. The research helps nail down the exact process of kaon decay, and is also inspiring the development of a new generation of supercomputers.
Yasuyuki Akiba, experimental group leader of the RIKEN BNL Research Center at BNL and vice chief scientist at the RIKEN Nishina Center in Japan, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Nishina Memorial Prize, given annually by the Nishina Memorial Foundation since 1955 to young physicists for their achievements in the fields of atomic and subatomic physics.
After years of forefront calculations that shed light on much breakthrough physics at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and other vital physics, the retired giant supercomputer QCDOC, for quantum chromodynamics (QCD) on a chip, regenerates in the newest, vastly more powerful pioneering supercomputer, QCDCQ (QCD with chiral quarks).
Anna Stasto, a fellow with the RIKEN-BNL Research Center and a former research associate in the Physics Department, has received DOE’s Outstanding Junior Investigator Award for her research in nuclear physics.
A new calculation, reported in the January 25, 2008 issue of Physical Review Letters, confirms the six-quark theory of particle-anti-particle asymmetry. This is the first complete calculation of this phenomenon to employ a highly accurate description of the quarks that adds a fifth dimension beyond those of space and time.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of a scientific paper describing the first use of Monte Carlo methods and lattice gauge calculations in the study of quantum chromodynamics, scientists gathered at Brookhaven National Laboratory for a morning of talks to dedicate the newest supercomputer devoted to these studies.
The RIKEN BNL Research Center supercomputer has been unveiled at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Called QCDOC for quantum chromodynamics on a chip, it has 10 teraflops of peak computing power, which makes it capable of performing 10 trillion arithmetic calculations per second.
The RIKEN BNL Research Center supercomputer will be unveiled at a dedication ceremony attended by physicists from around the world. It is called QCDOC for quantum chromodynamics on a chip, and it was designed and built by groups from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia University, IBM, RIKEN - The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Japan, and the University of Edinburgh.