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Nuclear Physics

Our experimental efforts are focused on heavy-ion collisions as part of the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory and on proton-proton and heavy-ion collisions as part of the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

We are also involved in the preparation for the future Electron-Ion Collider, to be built at Brookhaven National Laboratory by the early 2030s.

Our theoretical research efforts span topics that include:

  • High-energy QCD and saturation
  • Proton spin and structure
  • Heavy ion physics
  • Nuclear structure
  • Rernormalization group and effective field theory methods for nuclear many-body systems
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Computational physics

Our group is funded by the NSF and DOE, and the theorists are important members of funded national networks, including several DOE Topical Collaborations.