Nils Feege is an experimental high-energy nuclear and particle physicist from Germany.
He has been a research assistant professor at Stony Brook University since 2015, where
he coaches students on their first steps into physics research and teaches various
His research explores the fundamental structure of our material world. Protons and
neutrons are compound building blocks of matter, from the cells in our bodies to the
most distant stars. While we know that quarks and gluons make up these nucleons, the
way they actually form protons and neutrons and give rise to their properties is still
Feege analyses spin-polarized proton-proton collision data (collected with the PHENIX
experiment at RHIC) to learn more about the gluon contribution to the overall proton
spin. In addition, he simulates experiments at the future Electron Ion Collider (EIC)
to optimize detector designs for these measurements. The EIC promises to provide three
dimensional images of the inside of nucleons and nuclei and to answer compelling questions
about the role of gluons in the formation of matter.
He is a strong proponent of good and effective science communication, in particular
between experts and laypeople.