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2023 Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science

Friday Oct 6 at 2pm starts the live national presentation by the NSAC Chair Professor Gail Dodge: 2023 Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science. This event is planned in parallel around 15 simultaneous locations around the country

Oct 5, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Vladislav Zahharov for winning the RHIC/AGS User Group 2023 best poster award

A big congratulations to the CFNS' most recent Ph.D. receipt, Vald Zahharov, for winning the RHIC/AGS User Group 2023 best poster award. This is the 2nd time Vlad received such honor.

Aug 4 , 2023

Farewell to our dear Marlene Vera-Viteri 

Congratulations to Marlene on her retirement after serving SBU physics for 8 years! CFNS members congratulated her on this milestone and are wishing her all the best in her future adventures.

April 29, 2023

CFNS celebrates the birthday of Prof. Alessandro Bacchetta (U. of Pavia, Italy)

Today at the CFNS, we celebrated the birthday of Prof. Alessandro Bacchetta, a member of the QCD research group at the University of Pavia, Italy. We were especially happy to host him at the CFNS Seminar on the topic of "TMD Frontiers", and shared this special moment together. 

April 27, 2023

Ribbon-cutting at Brookhaven National Lab for the sPHENIX Experiment

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, visited DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Jan. 27 to celebrate the fast-approaching debut of a state-of-the-art particle detector known as sPHENIX. The house-sized, 1000-ton detector is slated to begin collecting data at Brookhaven Lab’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a DOE Office of Science User Facility for nuclear physics research, this spring.

CFNS Distinguished Professor Tom Hemmick led the construction of sPHENIX's Time Projection Chamber, the main particle-tracking component of the experiment, which was delivered and installed earlier in the month.

January 27, 2023

CFNS Director Professor Abhay Deshpande  to be among the selected 10 professors named SUNY Distinguished Faculty in 2022

CONGRATULATIONS to Professor Abhay Deshpande, who was among the selected 10 professors named SUNY Distinguished Faculty in 2022 by Stony Brook University. SBU's President Maurie McInnis formally honored SUNY Distinguished Faculty at a special awards dinner at Sunwood Estate.   The Distinguished Professorship is conferred upon faculty having achieved national or international prominence and distinguished reputation within the individual's chosen field through significant contributions; this appointment constitutes a promotion to the State University's highest academic rank, and it is conferred solely by the State University Board of Trustees!

December 9, 2022

Allen Pierre-Louis Wins the First Prize for Nuclear and Particle Physics Oral Presentations at 2022 NSBP Conference

At the 2022 National Society of Black Physicist (NSBP) Conference, Allen Pierre-Louis, a Master's student, won the first prize for nuclear and particle physics oral presentations with his talk "High Q2 electron-proton elastic scattering at the future Electron-Ion Collider." Allen is also the president of the SBU Chapter of the NSBP and is one of the student council members for NSBP nationally. The SBU Chapter was officially approved this fall as an official university club with about 12 members!

December 2, 2022

CFNS researcher, SBU/BNL Physicist Raju Venugopalan part of a collaboration to recieve a prestigious Simons Foundation grant 

A team of 13 principle investigators including Raju Venugopalan secured a grant from the Simons Foundation to study the "glue" that holds the visible universe together. The collaboation led by Igore Klebanov of Princeton University will bring together three communities of theorists specializing in the study of experimental data, computation and analytical approaches to QCD. 

July 29, 2022

EIC Users Group meets at Stony Brook University for the 1st time in-person after the pandemic

The EIC Users Group (EICUG) met at Stony Brook University's Wang Center from July 26-29, 2022 for their summer meeting. It was th first in-person meeting of the UG since the pandemic. It was also the first meeting of the Users after the decision regarding the 1st detector was made by the Detector Project Advisory Panel (DPAP). During this meeting at Stony Brook the name of the 1st detector (Electron-Proton Ion Colider, EPIC) was decided. The first detector collaboration was formed. With more than 100 person attending in person, and more than 150 remote participants, this was a very fruitful meeting.  In-person participants also go to visit BNL and have a tour of the future location of the EPIC detector and the RHIC tunnel.

This important event was preceded by a meeting of the Early Career Scientists of the EICUG (EC EICUG)  hosted by CFNS on July 24-26, 2022. This meeting was supported by BNL, JLab and the EIC^{2} at Jefferson Lab.

 All talks, both for the EICUG and the EC EICUG  and pictures of events during the meeting and the dinner at "The Tavern On the Green, in NY City" are posted on the EICUG meeting's main web page page.

July 24-25 and July 26-29, 2022

Electron Ion Collider in the News

A new Innovation News Network  article, written by Stony Brook Distinguished Professor Abhay Deshpande and Argonne National Lab Senior Physicist Zein-Eddine Meziani discusses the physics goals and broader impact of the Electron Ion Collider. 

February 10, 2022

Abhay Deshpande, Renowned Nuclear Physicist and Stony Brook Professor, Named AAAS Fellow

Abhay Deshpande, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the year 2021. The AAAS bestows this honor annually to members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, or its applications, are scientifically or socially distinguished.”

January 26, 2022

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Named APS Fellows, Win Physics Innovation Award

Three faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences have been honored by the American Physical Society...

October 14, 2021

Electron Ion Collider Achieves Critical Decision 1 Approval

CD-1 milestone for the EIC marks start of project execution phase for the next generation nuclear physics facility that will probe the smallest building block of visible matter. 

July  6, 2021

U.S. Department of Energy Selects Brookhaven National Laboratory to Host Major New Nuclear Physics Facility

The selection process for the U.S. EIC has been concluded ...

Jan 9, 2020 1:00 PM

The Deepest Recesses of the Atom -- Scientific American Article by Abhay Deshpande and Rikutaro Yoshida

Where do protons and neutrons get their mass and spin? Surprisingly ...

May 18, 2019 2:59 AM

CFNS scientists' work hightlighted by Science News

The EPR paradox and quantum entanglement at sub-nucleonic scales ...

May 18, 2019 2:57 AM

CFNS postdoc’s work published on Nature

Why neutrons and protons are modified inside nuclei ...

Mar 19, 2019 2:30 PM

CFNS postdoc’s work highlighted by BNL

BNL newsroom: Sea Quark Surprise Reveals Deeper Complexity in Proton Spin Puzzle. ...

Mar 17, 2019 11:00 PM

CFNS documentary by APS TV

Watch the video here.

Mar 10, 2019 7:56 PM

National Academy of Science Report on the US Based Electron-Ion Collider Released

The National Academy of Science (and Engineering and Medicine) has released their report evaluating the science case for the US based EIC. It affirms that "the science questions that an electron-ion collider (EIC) would answer are central to completing our understanding of atoms as well as being integral to the agenda of nuclear physics today. These questions about the fundamental building blocks of nuclei—neutrons and protons—and how they are held together in the nuclei of atoms, are compelling." ...

Jul 24, 2018 7:56 PM







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